Philippine Region Celebrates the Society's 100 Years of Mission

On June 28, 2018, the Columban Missionaries in the Philippines celebrated the Society's 100th founding anniversary at Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila. The jubilant moment was shared with Columban friends, benefactors and mission partners.

Philippine Region Celebrates the Society's 100 Years of Mission

On June 28, 2018, the Columban Missionaries in the Philippines celebrated its 100th founding anniversary at Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila. The jubilant moment was shared with Columban friends, benefactors and mission partners.

Malate Catholic School Drum and Lyre Corps welcoming the guests

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Processional march of concelebrating priests and bishops

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The flags hanging inside the church represent the different countries where Columban Mission was/is present

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Mass readers

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Rev. Louie Ybañez proclaiming the Gospel; standing behind him is Fr. Kevin McHugh, the liturgist

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His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, D.D. as the main celebrant

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Prayers of Petition read in different languages

- Gaelic, Tagalog, Korean, Spanish, Burmese, Tongan and Chinese -

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Offertory procession of the Columban Pilgrim Cloth (used as the altar cloth)

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 The Consecration

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Singing the “Our Father”

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Giving the Sign of Peace

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The Holy Communion

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Malate Church Choir

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A message of thanks from the Regional Director of the Columban Missionaries in the Philippines

Fr. Paul Glynn, SSC

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Message of the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, His Excellency Monsignor Gabriele Giordano Caccia

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The bishops who celebrated with us, L to R – Bishop Bartolome Gaspar Santos of the Diocese of Iba, Papal Nuncio Cardinal Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of the Archdiocese of Manila, and Bishop Antonio Tobias of the Diocese of Novaliches

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Bishops with all concelebrating priests

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Bishops with the Columban Fathers

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Bishops with Columban priests, sisters, lay missionaries and seminarians

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More pictures at Palacio de Maynila

Peru

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Myanmar

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Fiji/Tonga

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Fiji

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China

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 Mission Partners

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Returned Columban Lay Missionaries 

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Columban Friends - Nuns from various congregations

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Columban Sisters with Fr. Cireneo Matulac (L) and Emmanuel Trocino, Columban Seminarian (3rd from left) 

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                                                                                         Mission Partners

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 Amigo Columbano with Frs. Christopher Kaamiño (2nd from left) and Kurt Pala (3rd from left)

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 Amigo Columbano

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Columban Friends - RNDM and RSCJ Sisters 

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John Din, Columban lay missionary – launching the “Laudato Si” video (Tagalog version)

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 The Masters of Ceremonies (MCs)

 Rev. Louie Ybañez, SSC and Lilibeth Sabado, Columban lay missionary 

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Columban Lay Missionaries

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Columban Staff with Fr. Michael Martin (standing right) and Gerald Mandam, Columban seminarian (standing left) 

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Dr. Christopher Navalta, Fr. Brian Gore and Fr. Shay Cullen

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