Solemnity of Jesus Divine Master 2017

Today, October 29, 2017, The Solemnity of Jesus Divine Master is celebrated in different PDDM communities of the Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province.

Novena Masses were held in these communities in preparation for the great feast which was highlighted with the theme “That all may be one”. (Jn. 17:21)

Below are the other details and photos of the celebration.

Divine Master Convent - Antipolo

The community of the PDDM sisters in Antipolo together with some members of the Pauline Family and the rest of the faithful celebrated the solemnity at 8:45a.m. in the Divine Master Chapel. Fr. Jean Marie Rollin Flores, SSP presided the Eucharistic celebration concelebrated by Fr. Jose Aripio, the Provincial Superior of the Society of St. Paul, Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP, and other priests from Mainland, China. In his homily, Fr. Flores highlighted Jesus Master as the only Teacher who teaches the greatest commandments: first, to love God with all your heart, soul above all; and second, to love your neighbor as you love yourself. He added that Jesus is the Way of Love, Truth of Love and the Life of Love, and in achieving this, we have to follow and imitate Him.  The celebration was also graced with the presence of the pediatric cancer patients of Bahay Aruga together with their parents and guardians to whom the collection during the Mass was given.

After the Mass, a simple agape followed which was shared by all.


Divine Master Convent-Cebu

The sisters in Cebu joined by other members of the Pauline family and their relatives together with the rest of the faithful celebrated the Solemnity  of Jesus Divine Master at 10 a.m. in the Divine Master Chapel. Most Rev. Bp. Jaime Florencio, D.D. presided the Eucharistic celebration with other concelebrating priests, Fr. Paul Yntig and Fr. Pals, SSP and some diocesan priests, Fr. Rosdell Noel and Fr. Daniel Mata.

After the mass, everybody was invited to a simple "agape” which was prepared by the Sisters.


Divine Master Convent-Xinzhuang, New Taipei City

After the nine days novena in preparation of this important feast for us members of the Pauline Family esp for us PDDM, we celebrated the Solemnity of Jesus, Divine Master at 4 pm in our DMC chapel in Xinzhuang, New Taipei City. We were about almost 60 including the PDDM sisters. This year 3 sisters from FSP and about cooperators came, with representatives from Xinzhuang St Paul’s Church, Xindian Our Lady of China Church & Banciao China Martyrs Shrine; 2 staffs fromthe Archbishop’s Curia; 2 priests and 5 sisters from China plus our friends and benefactors came to grace the occasion. We gave as souvenirs the Jesus Master Keychain - this is the replica of the icon Sr Pacis had written for us and the stampita with the Invocation to Jesus Master in Chinese. We read this prayer before the final blessing. After the mass, we had a group picture .and then we went to the rooftop for the agape. Just as the chapel was overflowing, the rooftop was also overflowing. We had an enjoyable dinner, prepared by the sisters and friends. Thanks be to Jesus Master for making this an occasion to celebrate with our Chinese friends and faithful. May Jesus Master continue to touch their hearts so that they, too, may be witnesses of God’s joy, love & mercy...

 Divine Master Convent-Hongkong

The PDDM Sisters in Hongkong community  joined by  some members of the Pauline Family and the rest of the faithful joyfully celebrated the Solemnity of  Jesus Master at 8:00 a.m. mass in the Annunciation Parish, Tsuen Wan, Hongkong.  Fr. Rhomel Mendoza, SDB was the presider. A simple salu-salo followed right after the Eucharistic Celebration.