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Opening Minds, Forming Hearts

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 Rev. Fr. GIDEON ANTOLIN U. LAGRIMAS, OAR

Head, Campus Ministry Office
School Chaplain

 

THE CAMPUS MINISTRY DIRECTOR/ SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

1.    provides spiritual formation services such as devotions, spiritual retreats, bible study sessions, prayer meetings, liturgical orientations and seminars and the like;

2.    schedules the administration of the Sacraments for the institution, such as regular Masses, Confessions, Confirmations, etc. and coordinates with the Parish for other sacraments;

3.    undertakes Pastoral visits to the different departments;

4.    schedules lectures on the matters relevant to the spiritual and moral needs of students, the school community, and the Church, in coordination with the Heads of the different departments;

5.    prepares a year-long calendar of religious activities and conducts a regular evaluation every after activity;

6.    serves as official representative of the school with the Association of Diocesan Clerics, the Diocesan Vocation Promotion, the Association of School chaplains, and similar religious groups, as well as to meetings, seminars and the like;

7.    supervises, encourages , and guides all the religious organizations of the school, and recommends approval for the creation of new ones to the Vice President for Religious Affairs;

8.    prepares a preliminary budget for the department and submits it to the Vice President for Finance through the Vice President for Religious Affairs for proper action; receives budget control report and explains variances between budgeted and actual expenditures.

9.    promotes and nurtures OAR Vocations;

10.   provides opportunities for pastoral care and counseling after the models of St. Augustine and St. Ezekiel;

11.   performs other functions or tasks as may be assigned or delegated by the Vice President for Religious Affairs/President/School Board.

 

 

 SERVICES OFFERED TO THE SSC-R COMMUNITY

 

I. ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

        A. Eucharistic / Liturgical Celebrations

               1. Daily Masses (School Chapel)   

                              6:30 AM  –  Monday to Friday  – Grade and High schools

                              4:00 PM  –   every Wednesday  – Law students

                              4:30 PM    – Monday to Friday  – College students

               2. Mass of the Holy Spirit (at the start of the school year)

               3. First Friday Mass – every 1st Friday of the month (school community)

               4. First Communion  – September 8 (Grade III pupils)

               5. Solemnities and Feast days   

                        July 16 – Feast of our Lady of Mt. Carmel

                        August 19 – Solemnity of St. Ezekiel Moreno  7:30 AM (school community)

                        August 28 – Solemnity  St. Augustine   7:30 AM (school community)

                        September 8 – Birthday of Mother Mary 7:30 AM (school community)

                        September 10 – Feast of St. Nicolas de Tolentino

                        October 7 – Feast of the Holy Rosary  7:30 AM (school community)

                        Ash Wednesday  Mass   7:30AM (school community)
                        Recognition Masses (Grade and High School)

                        Baccalaureate Masses (Grade 6, 4th year high school, 4th year college / MBA,

                                                         and 4th year Law)

        B. Confirmation Rite    – every other year on the 1st or 2nd week of October

        C. Penance celebrations – spread throughout the school year and by appointment

        D. Holy Annointing      – on call

 II. SPIRITUAL FORMATION PROGRAMS

        A. Retreats – 3-day encounter and solitude

               1. SSC-R employees

                    1.1  Lay Administrators

                    1.2  College faculty

                    1.3  Law faculty

                    1.4  High School faculty

                    1.5  Grade school faculty

                    1.6  Non-Teaching personnel

                2. Students

                    2.1  Law students taking Seminars 1 and 2

                    2.2  4th year graduating

                    2.3  4th year high school

                    2.4  READS – 4th year only

        B. Overnight Recollections

               1. Grade 6 pupils

               2. RE 101 students  – during the 1st semester – 1st year college

               3. RE 401 students  – during the 2nd semester – 2nd year college

               4. RE 501 students  – during the 1st semester – 3rd year college

               5. READS  – during the 2nd semester – 1st to 3rd year

         C. Prayer and Meeting – sharing reflection on the Words of God

                * Faculty Fellowship – with Religious priest present

         D. Training Modules for students

               1. CPM Modular training – selected students – during the 1st semester

               2. In-service for Core group (CPM)

III. VOCATION AWARENESS PROGRAM

        A. Vocation Promotion and campaign

        B. Search-in

IV. SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND COUNSELLING

V. OTHER LITURGICAL AND NON-SACRAMENTAL ACTIVITIES

        A. Daily Morning Prayer  (after the Flag Ceremony)

        B. Angelus   (every 12:00 noon)

        C. 3 o’clock Prayer

        D. Living Rosary (October 7)

        E. Inter-Office Block Rosary (month of October)

        F. In-campus Way of the Cross (3 consecutive Fridays after Ash Wednesday) 

 

 

 

Contact

San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila Claro M. Recto Ave., Metro Manila, Philippines Tel. Nos.; 734-8931 to 39