NEWLY ORDAINED CLARETIAN MISSIONARY -
REV. ANTONIO REYNANTE BELEN ALCANTARA, C.M.F.
Our Claretian Missionary Antonio Reynante Belen Alcantara, C.M.F., was ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, in Quezon City, Philippines . The very special Eucharist took place at 9:00 a.m. with Most Rev. Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD, of the Diocese of Gumaca, Philippines as the ordaining prelate. May the Heart of Mary always protect and guide Rev. Rey Alcantara in his faithful and loving response to God's call. Congratulations Rev. Rey!
26th ANNUAL DOMINGUEZ SEMINARY ALUMNI REUNION
Our 2012 Reunion at Dominguez begins at 10:00am on Saturday, August 18th. Father Rosendo Urrabazo, our provincial superior, will preach and report on the Congregation in the USA and around the world at the 11:00am mass. Contact Henry Olivares (909-923-7556) for more information. (read more...)
PERPETUAL PROFESSION OF HEHERSON "NIÑO" BALABBO, C.M.F.
On April 18, 2010, Heherson "Niño" Balabbo, C.M.F. professed his perpetual vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. The special celebration took place at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Chicago, Illinois. Please continue to keep Niño in your prayers as he enters a new phase in his journey.
HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
In light of the recent events in Haiti, I would like us all to join together to support our Claretian brothers, families and friends who are suffering in the aftermath of the devastation the earthquake caused. Our Province will be sending financial assistance to our brothers in Haiti in response to the current situation. If you or anyone you may know, would like to make a donation to the Haiti earthquake relief fund, please send your donations to the Claretian Provincial Office at 414 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776; we will take care of sending all the funds to the relief effort in Haiti. Please keep our Claretian brothers in Haiti, their family, friends, and the Haitian people in your prayers during these difficult times. Please click here for further updates on the Haiti Earthquake Relief effort.
FATHER ALBERTO RUIZ, C.M.F. ~ MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN
By: Father Alberto Ruiz, C.M.F.
Thanksgiving Day, November the 26th 2009, I arrived in Juba, Sudan to begin another adventure in my life. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would be asked to work on a hobby that I have always had a passion for for. I was contacted from Rome by my congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to consider working in construction for Solidarity with Southern Sudan in Wau, Sudan. When I was first approached for the position of project manager in June of 2009, I jumped to the opportunity, but i did not even know where Sudan was....(click here to continue)
RENEWAL OF VOWS OF REYNANTE ALCANTARA, C.M.F. & FIRST PROFESSION OF VOWS OF FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ, C.M.F.
It is with great joy we announce the renewal of vows of Reynante Alcantara, C.M.F. and First Profession of vows of Francisco Hernandez, C.M.F., on August 13, 2009 on the Feast of the Blessed Claretian Missionary Martyrs of Barbastro. The special mass was held at San Gabriel Mission, in San Gabriel, California. We ask for your continual prayers for our students in formation as they enter a new stage in life with our community.
HEHERSON BALABBO, C.M.F. ~ CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RENEWAL OF VOWS!
On July 16, 2009, the 160th Anniversary of the Foundation of our Congregation, our Seminarian, Heherson "Niño" Balabbo, C.M.F. renewed his vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as a Claretian Missionary. The special celebration took place at San Gabriel Mission in San Gabriel, CA. May the Heart of Mary always protect and guide Niño in his faithful and loving response to God's call.
FR. ALOYSIUS ELLACURIA, CMF ~ 28TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL MASS
Please click here for more information on Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria's Memorial Mass.
28th Anniversary Memorial Mass reporting
29th Anniversary Memorial Mass for Fr. Aloysius
St. Anthony Mary Claret 2008 Novena
With a spirit of joy and hope, we invite you to participate in a Solemn Novena of Prayer to Saint Anthony Mary Claret from Thursday, October 16, to Friday, October 24, 2008. Please join us at one of the Western Province Parishes -according to the local schedule in each place. (Click here for Novena Schedule and Information)
On July 16, 2008, the 159th Anniversary of the Foundation of our Congregation, our Seminarian, Heherson "Niño" Balabbo, C.M.F. renewed his vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as a Claretian Missionary. The special celebration took place at San Gabriel Mission in San Gabriel, CA where Niño will be serving his pastoral year.
We also have the pleasure to announce our newly professed student, Reynante "Rey" Alcantara, who professed his first vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as a Claretain Missionary in San Cristobal, Guatemala, on Sunday, August 3, 2008. May the Holy Spirit inspire Niño and Rey in the "Fire of Christ's love" as it did our founder St. Anthony Claret.
RECEPTION OF NOVICES
With great joy the Claretian Missionaries of the Western Province received into the Novitiate, Francisco Hernandez from the Western Province, Douglas Berrios and Manuel Delgado from the Eastern Province. The reception took place August 14, 2008 in the Chapel of Dominguez Seminary in Rancho Dominguez, CA. We congratulate Francisco, Douglas and Manuel as a new journey begins. May the Heart of Mary always protect and guide our novices in their faithful and loving response to God's call.