Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Elective Chapter of the Immaculate Conception TOC Community (Laguna)

The TOC Community of Immaculate Conception Sta. Cruz, Laguna held their chapter elections last November 27. The election was supervised by Sis. Mila Exconde, TOCarm and Bro. Louie Barrientos, TOCarm of the Regional Council.

The result of the Local Election is as follows:

Prioress: Sis. Rose Molina, TOCarm
First Councilor: Sis. Mercy Rana, TOCarm
Second Councilor: Sis. Dory Articona, TOCarm
Third Councilor: Sis. Lina San Luis, TOCarm
Formation Director: Sis. Monina Bautista, TOCarm
Secretary: Bro. Rudy Elleva, TOCarm
Assistant Secretary: Sis. Betty Elleva, TOCarm
Treasurer: Sis. Betty Cruz, TOCarm
Assistant Treasurer: Sis. Chet Abad, TOCarm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Recollection of the TOC Province of St. Joseph

The 8 communities of the TOC Province of St. Joseph made their advent recollection at the ICSB Hall, Malolos, Bulacan. The room was filled by TOC members coming as far from Pampanga. The recollection was facilitated by Rev. Fr. Adrian Layug. The topic focused on the parts of the Mass and its meaning to the life of the Carmelites. After the recollection, the Rite of Reception and Temporary Profession was administered to some of the members. The Acceptance of Aspirants was also held after the Holy Mass.

Rite of Reception

Rite of Reception

The new Novices with Fr. Adrian

TOC members with Fr. Adrian after the Holy Mass

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Joint Formation: Bacoor and Las Pinas Community

JPIC: Prison Awareness Sunday

The Immaculate Conception TOC Community of Sta. Cruz, Laguna joined the celebration of the Prison Awareness Week (Oct. 24 -30) by visiting the local community jail. Visitation of the inmates has been one of the apostolate activities of the TOC community in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The following are some snap shots of the event. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

National Congress of TOC Formators

In celebration of the Formation Year, 39 Formators from all over the Philippines met in Manila from Oct. 15 – 17 to discuss about formation and the need of transformation within the Order. Different topics were presented by the provincial delegate and the national formation team. These are: Conversion (presented by Louis Barrientos, TOCarm), Community Life (Ruel Santos, TOCarm), The Role of Formators and Care for Formators (Rev. Fr. Noel Rosas, OCarm), Interior Castle and Transformation (Bing Velarde, TOCarm), and the Carmelite Saints on Conversion (Rossana Garcia, TOCarm). It is being planned to have a regular national congress for formators to strengthen formators and prepare would be formators.

Opening Mass at the Novitiate Chapel of the Springs of Carmel (Oct. 15)

Fr. Noel presiding at the Opening Mass

Sis. Mila Exconde, TOC - First Reading

Veneration of the relics of St. Teresa of Avila

The partcipants of the Formator's Congress
Dinner after the Mass

Sis. Sally Castro giving the opening remarks and mentioning the donated lot fo the Tertiary House

Bro. Louis Barrientos giving the 1st Talk

Talk on Conversion

2nd day Holy Mass

Consecration of the Bread

Consecration of the Wine

Holy Communion

Reporting during the group discussion (Mindanao group)

Group Discussion Reporting (Bicol group)

3rd Talk: Care and Role of Formators by Fr. Noel 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the Chapel

Sis. Bing discussing The Interior Castle and Transformation

Sis. Rossana Garcia on "The Carmelite Saints and Conversion"

Closing of the Congress

The Participants

The Participants

Closing Mass celebrated by Fr. Noel Rosas and Fr. Anton Hoogland

Fr. Anton proclaiming the Gospel

Singing of the Flos Carmeli

The Delegates with Fr. Anton

The Delegates with Fr. Anton Hoogland

Thursday, October 21, 2010


+ Sis. Fe P. Mesina, T.O.Carm. (St. John the Baptist TOC Community, Calumpit - Province of Saint Joseph)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Reception to the Novitiate: Bl. Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysius Gonzaga TOC Community

On October 2, the members of the Bl. Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysius Gonzaga TOC Community was formally accepted to the novitiate. The rites were done at the Parish of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, San Luis, Pampanga. The reception rites was administered by Fr. Adrian Layug, TOCarm. The event was attended by the different TOC communities from Bulacan. This community is a foundation by the Bulacan Tertiaries as a gift for the 25 years of existence in Bulacan. The parish priest of San Luis was also accepted to the Novitiate.