The Society of the Divine Word – Philippine Northern Province re-elected yesterday afternoon January 14, 2008 at the Provincialate in Pindangan, San Fernando City Rev. Fr. Jerome Adriatico, SVD as Provincial Superior for another term of three years. Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Jimenez, SVD was elected as the Vice Provincial Superior with Rev. Fr. Bernard Teneza, SVD as the Provincial Admonitor. Rev. Fr. Dameanus Abun, SVD and Rev. Fr. Cirilo Ortega, SVD were elected by the provincial assembly as councilors.

Sixty three SVD missionaries all over Northern Luzon gathered together in the morning of the same day to do their community recollection in preparation for the provincial election with Most Rev. Arturo Bastes, SVD DD bishop of Sorsogon as their recollection guide. The recollection ended with the celebration of the word and the eucharist with Rev. Fr. Jerome Adriatico, SVD as the main celebrant with the Most Rev. Artemio Rillera, SVD DD the bishop of San Fernando and Most Rev. Arturo Bastes, SVD DD as concelebrants.

We pray for the newly elected SVD-PHN Provincial Council for a better Witnessing to the Word in Northern Luzon.


A thanksgiving mass will be celebrated today at 9:00 o’clock in the morning – on the feast of St. Arnold Janssen the founder of the congregation when the new members of the SVD-PHN Provincial Council will be installed.

Reported by: JPIBC


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