DAVE DELA CRUZ
Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Religious Education from Santa Catalina College, Manila (with Missio Canonica) and Certificate of Competency in Pastoral Liturgy from Bl. Paul VI Institute of Liturgy in Bukidnon.
MICHAEL P. DELOS REYES
is the author of the book on Philippine Holy Week processions, PRUSISYON: PAGHAHANDA AT PAGDIRIWANG (Claretian Publications, 2006), which won as Best Book in Theology and Liturgy in the 2007 Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards. In 2015, the Claretian Communications Foundation published two of his books: HOLY WEEK AND EASTER PROCESSIONS: A LITURGICO-PASTORAL GUIDE, a sequel in English of his first book, and SALVE REGINA: ON CROWNING IMAGES OF THE VIRGIN MARY, which tackles the pious practice of pontifical and episcopal coronations of images of the Blessed Mother.
FR. DIARMUID O’MURCHU, MSC
a social psychologist and a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, is the author of a number of pioneering books that include Quantum Theology, Reclaiming Spirituality, Evolutionary Faith, The Transformation of Desire, Ancestral Grace, Adult Faith, In the Beginning Was the Spirit and God in the Midst of Change. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and lives in London.
DR. MICHAEL DEMETRIUS H. ASIS
is Professor and current chair of the Ateneo de Manila Theology Department. He lectures nationwide on marital spirituality, liturgical theology, religious education, and contemporary Church issues. He is likewise a regular resource person for current Church affairs for CNN Philippines, ANC, DZMM, TV5 radio and GMA7.
EARNEST L. TAN
is a licensed guidance counselor of the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) who designs and conducts workshop-seminars geared toward growth and wellness. He designs training that meets the specific needs of clients. He has shared his expertise around the Philippines and in other countries such as Malaysia, Brunei, Korea, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand. Earnest is a regular lecturer and resource person for the following institutions: East Asian Pastoral Institute, Asian Religious Formation Institute, Asian Social Institute, the Medical Education Unit of the University of the Philippines and Philippine General Hospital. He is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, A.B. major in Psychology and a Masteral candidate in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling. He is a licensed counselor of the PRC.
FR. NORLAN JULIA, SJ
is the rector of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, where he also teaches Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology. He holds a doctoral degree in Theology from Heythrop College, University of London. While studying in London, he ministered to migrant Filipino communities in the United Kingdom.
FR. WILFREDO M. SAMSON, SJ
is a Jesuit priest and presently the Assistant to the President for Formation in the Ateneo de Zamboanga University. He was ordained in 2003, was assigned in prison ministry and worked in New Bilibid Prison and Correctional Institute for Women from 2003 to 2008. He is a columnist in CBCP New Website- Pitik- Bulag.
FR. SEBASTIAN D’AMBRA, PIME
is the founder of Silsilah Dialogue Movement and the President of Silsilah. He was also a recipient of the 2010 "Bukas Palad" Award from the Ateneo of Manila University for his work on behalf of inter-religious dialogue through the Silsilah Movement centered in Zamboanga on the southern Filipino island of Mindanao.
MSGR. FERNANDO G. GUTIERREZ
belongs to the Diocese of Malolos and retired as Supervisory Champlain (2001-2010) from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons. He earned a Master’s (MRE), and a Doctorate in Ministry (D. Min.) at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC and holds a California Community College Credential in Philosophy and Religion.
EMMANUEL “MANNY” BAUTISTA
completed his theological studies at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He was the Vocations Executive Officer of the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay, New South Wales, Australia and the Vocations Promoter of the Scalabrinian Congregation, Province of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, in Australia.
BR. JESS N. MATIAS, OFS
is a professed brother of the Secular Franciscan Order. He currently serves as the Minister of the St. Pio of Peitrelcina Fraternity at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mandaluyong City, as the coordinator of the Padre Pio Prayer Groups of the Capuchins in the Philippines, and as a prison counselor and catechist for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
DR. JOSE MARIO B. MAXIMIANO
His book Pope Francis, the Catholic Bishop, and the Priest (Foreword by HE Most Rev. Francis de Leon, DD and published by Claretian Communications) was judged “The Best Book in Theology” by the Cardinal Sin Catholic Books Awards and recognized by the Catholic Mass Media Awards in 2015. His first published volume (1991) The Beginning and the End is his latest book published by Claretian Communications.
MEANNE M. MIJARES
has finished undergraduate dual degrees in Bachelor in Secondary Education (major in English) and Bachelor of Arts in Communication (major in Broadcast Communication) from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. She is a professional wedding and events planner and owns Milestones & Moments Weddings and Special Events Management which she established since November 28, 2003.
FR. AMADO L. PICARDAL, CSsR
is a Redemptorist priest from Iligan City, ordained in 1986 after finishing his theological studies at the St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary in Davao City. His engagement in the formation of Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) started in 1975 during his immersion among the poor and training in community organizing in a slums area after finishing AB Philosophy at the University of San Carlos, Cebu.
APRIL 14, 2018, SATURDAY 3:00PM - 5:00PM
FR. WILFREDO SAMSON LAUNCHES “POCKETS OF GRACES”
Bangalore, India. Members of the Claret Publishing Group (CPG) met together in the Claretian Provincial House Bangalore from 10-17 February 2018 for their triennial meeting.
On October 25, 2017, Fr. Julius Jose A. Coching, CMF facilitated the Re-Bible Seminar at St. Peter’s College of Ormoc. He flew in from Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay where he is assigned and generously shared his time and knowledge to the high school and college students and faculty members of the school. He cheerfully answered the questions of the students. The activity concluded with a mass.