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INTRODUCTORY THEOLOGICAL FORMATION- ITF


MONDAY
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

    • (Re-)DISCOVERING JESUS (Christology)
      Fr. Peter Solis, CM

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    • DYNAMICS OF PASTORAL PRACTICE
      Fr. Enrique Batangan
TUESDAY
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

    • WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE
      Mr. Anton Flores

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    • CHRISTIAN ANTHROPOLOGY
      Fr. Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM
WEDNESDAY
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

    • DOING THEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
      Dr. Emmanuel S. De Guzman


INTRODUCTORY PHILOSOPHY FOR THEOLOGICAL STUDENTS


TUESDAY
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

    • THESIS WRITING 1- 4 th yr
      Fr. Dario Pacheco, CM

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    • PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE 4th yr
      Mr. Albert Lagliva
WEDNESDAY
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

    • GENERAL ETHICS 3rd yr
      Mr. Marlon De Luna

THURSDAY
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

    • LOGIC AND KNOWLEDGE 3rd yr
      Mr. Raquelito Padilla
    • HERMENEUTICS 4th yr
      Fr. Kenneth Masong

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    • PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN PERSON 3rd yr
      Atty. Edmon Quezon
    • PHILOSOPHY OF GOD RELIGION 4th yr
      Fr. Kenneth Masong

FRIDAY
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 nn

    • HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL EXISTENTIALISM 3rd yr
      Mr Peter Paul Blanco
    • PHENOMENOLOGY AND EXISTENTIALISM 4th yr
      Ms. Darlene Demandante


CURRICULUM FOR ORDAINED MINISTRY (M.A. IN THEOLOGY)

MONDAY (9AM-12NN) ........... INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPTURES, 1st yr- Fr. Dario Pacheco, CM

 ................................................... PASTORAL THEOLOGY 1- 2nd yr, Mr. Enrique Batangan

 ................................................... SACRAMENTS OF HEALING: Reconciliation / Anointing- 3rd yr, Fr. Raul Pura, CM

 ................................................... ELECTIVE 2: 4th yr, (8-12NN- until Aug 8), Dr. Emmanuel S. De Guzman

TUESDAY (9AM-12NN) .......... FUNDAMENTAL SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 1st yr, Dr. Emmanuel S. De Guzman

 ................................................... FUNDAMENTAL SACRAMENTOLOGY 2nd yr, Fr. Tomas Silvino Maddela, PEC

 ................................................... HOMELITICS 1- 3rd yr, Fr. Lino Nicasio, SVD

 ................................................... ELECTIVE 3: Mariology 4th yr, Sr. Merle Salazar, FDNSC

TUESDAY (2-5PM) .................. BASIC ENGLISH COMMUNICATION, 1st yr- Ms. Esperanza Chee Kee

  ................................................... CANON LAW 1- 2nd yr, Bishop Antonio Tobias, D.D.

 ................................................... CREATION-ESCHATOLOGY 3rd yr, Fr. Jimmy Belita, CM

 ................................................... LIBERATION THEOLOGY 4th yr, Dr. Agnes Brazal

WEDNESDAY (9AM-12NN) ... FUNDAMENTAL MORAL THEOLOGY, 1st yr- Fr. Rolando Tuazon, CM

  ................................................... WISDOM AND PROPHETS- 2nd yr, Fr. Rudolf Horst, SVD

 ................................................... CANON LAW 2- 3rd yr, Fr. Euginius Cañete, MJ

 ................................................... MEDIA AND MINISTRY 4th yr (8-12NN), (Jun 15,22,29; July 13,20,27; Aug 17, 24,31; Sept 14, 28), Sr. Consolata Manding, FSP

THURSDAY (9AM-12NN) ....... CHURCH HISTORY 1: Ancient and Medieval 1st yr (8-12NN – June 16 – August 24-25), Fr. Gerardo Vibar, CM

  ................................................... SOCIAL TEACHING OF THE CHURCH, 2nd yr- Fr. Rolando Tuazon, CM

 ................................................... PAULINE WRITINGS 3rd yr, Fr. Dario Pacheco, CM

THURSDAY (2-5PM) ............... RESEARCH METHODS 1: Theological Research- 1st yr, Fr. Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM

  ................................................... TRIUNE GOD 2nd yr, Fr. Jimmy Belita, CM

  ................................................... ELECTIVE 1: Contemporary Issues in Moral Theology- 3rd yr, Fr. Dionisio Abuel, CM

 ................................................... INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE: Theology & Practice 4th yr, Fr. Reu Jose Galoy, OFM (8-12NN -until 2nd week of August)

FRIDAY (9AM-12NN) .............. ESSENTIAL LATIN 1st yr, Fr. Raul Pura, CM

  ................................................... CHRISTOLOGY 2nd yr, Fr. Lode Wostyn, CICM

  ................................................... SACRAMENTS OF MATRIMONY AND HOLY ORDERS - 3rd yr, Fr. Andres Rañoa, OFM

 ................................................... SEMINAR 4: SYNTHESIS PAPER WRITING 4th yr, Dr. Emmanuel S. De Guzman

FRIDAY (2-5PM) .............. SYNTHESIS COURSE/ COMPRE REVIEW, 4 th yr-Dr. Emmanuel S. De Guzman

events

Second Carlos Abesamis Lectures (CAL)


The Resource Center for Social Concern (RCSC) of St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST), a special project under the office of the Academic Dean, is pleased to invite you to the second Carlos Abesamis Lectures (CAL) on May 7, 2011 at the Audio-Visual Room of SVST. The public lecture is abstracted from Mr. Noel Innocencio Valencia’s research: Inaapi Ka Na, Bakit Hindi Ka Pa Nagbabalikwas?: A Third Look At The Philippine Working Class. Drawing heavily on studies revolving around the current situation of workers in a rapidly globalizing world and hoping to contribute to the church’s on-going appreciation of its labor apostolate, Mr. Valencia’s lecture based on his research will also bring to a close SVST’s Silver Jubilee Lecture Series.

As has been our practice, the forum will start at 1:30 PM but we hope to wind it up at 4:30 PM to provide enough time for fellowship, acquaintance, and further discussion over some refreshments. Again, please feel free to invite your friends who are interested but you have to confirm your attendance (as well as theirs) at least a week before the forum.

 

The “Everyday" Is Sufficient Unto Itself: Everyday Life In Socio-Pastoral Praxis

The Resource Center for Social Concern (RCSC) of St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST) held its first forum-cum-fellowship for 2011 on February 25 at the audio-visual room of SVST. Mr. Enrique Batangan, a teacher by profession and a seasoned pastoral agent for several decades now, provided the take-off point for the conversation by speaking on the theme The “Everyday” Is Sufficient Unto Itself: Everyday Life In Socio-Pastoral Praxis. Mr. Batangan argued for the significance of ordinary, mundane, prosaic and everyday concerns as a possible terrain for socio-pastoral praxis. Fr Victorino Cueto, CSsR, a theologian of everyday life, responded to Mr. Batangan's reflections by way of a resume of some of the main ideas of such students of la vie quotidienne as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, et al.

 

Church of the Poor: PCP II After Twenty Years

In commemoration of the 20 th anniversary of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines , a nationwide conference entitled “Church of the Poor: PCP II after Twenty Years” was held on January 13-15, 2011 at the Adamson University Auditorium in Ermita, Manila . Organized by St. Vincent School of Theology in partnership with Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation, Adamson University and the Socio-Pastoral Institute, this momentous event was participated by theology students (religious, seminarians and lay) from different schools of theology all over the country and by members of different Catholic lay movements.

Research papers reflecting on PCP II’s pastoral relevance and its challenges for the renewal of the local Church’s life and mission were presented. The conference facilitated discussions on how the documents of PCP II have engaged the local church in its vision and mission by providing a forum for researchers in various disciplines, especially among theology students. It also served as a venue for dialogue on pastoral and theological matters concerning the local church which became helpful in exploring new ways of doing theology in the continuing education of both the clergy and laity.

Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi opened the conference with his revisit of PCP II and presented the challenges of the contemporary times to the local Church. Bishop Pablo Virgilio David gave a second look at the role played by the Sacred Scriptures in the documents and decrees of the PCP II twenty years after. On the second day of the conference, Fr. Daniel Franklin Pilario started his talk entitled “The Man from Nazareth in PCP II: Challenges from the Margins” with a sharing by Luciminda Baldesimo (a representative of a BEC community) and discussed people’s experiences of Jesus and how these challenge the ecclesial discourses. Bishop Teodoro Bacani focused on “Ecclesiology and PCP II” presenting his analysis of what Church of the Poor really meant, pointing out the shortcomings of the Church and calling for the hierarchy and the clergy to go down the grassroots and help in building the human spirit through a renewed integral evangelization. On the third day of the conference, Dr. Agnes Brazal talked about PCP II and the call for social transformation with her paper entitled “Between Faith and Politics: What Happened to the Mediating Structures?”. Last was the address by Sr. Leticia Andrea Garcia on Spirituality and PCP II entitled “PCP II: Beacon Light in Pursuit of the Elusive Filipino Soul.”

he reactors on each keynote speakers were Bro. Carl Gaspar, Ms. Rissa Singson-Kawpeng, Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, Fr. Enrico Martin Adoviso, Fr. Mario Arenas and Bro. Joey Clemente. Concurrent sessions and group sharing were held after every conference. Eucharistic celebrations by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Fr. Fernando Suarez and Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales concluded each day.

 

Left for Good? The Tragicomic Twists and Turns of the Philippine Far Left

The Resource Center for Social Concern of the St. Vincent School of Theology, a special project under the office of the Academic Dean, held a forum about the Philippine communist movement last September 4, 2010. Dubbed “Left for Good? The Tragicomic Twists and Turns of the Philippine Far Left”, the main discussant in the forum was Mr. Robert Francis Garcia. Mr. Garcia was an active member of the radical wing of the resistance movement against the Marcos dictatorship. One of the founding members of the ‘Peace Advocates for Truth, Justice and Healing, Mr. Garcia is currently working for a development agency, serving as consultant on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Mr. Garcia’s presentation focused on the murderous anti-infiltration purges conducted by the Communist party of the Philippines during the 80s. The presentation was framed by a historical contextualization of the often tragic vicissitudes of the radical left. Mr. Earl Parreño, serving as main reactor to Mr. Garcia’s piece, argued that most of the radical left’s projects –with their often less than comic and often tragic consequences- are rooted in an apocalyptic perfectionist historical interpretation rooted in bureaucrat Marxist-leninism.

 

“Third Look of Jesus with No Pristine Eyes”

The first Conference of the Carlos Abesamis Professorial Lectures was successfully held in SVST on November 13, 2010. Entitled “The Third Look of Jesus with No Pristine Eyes”, the researcher and speaker, Mr. Diego “Ding” Quejada, a veteran activist himself and a co-journeyer of Fr. Carl, dissected the times and context of Abesamis’s work. Starting from the radical changes of the late 1960s and 1970s with the rise of student activism and the organization of the national democratic movement, Quejada argues that Abesamis – even if not a member of the ND movement itself – imbibed the sensibilities upon which the movement was founded. A lively discussion followed both from Abe’s former students and colleagues but also from people who have heard about Abe’s work for the first time. This conference is sponsored by the family of the late Fr. Carlos Abesamis and coordinated by the SVST Resource Center for Social Concerns whose objective is to provide and open space for conversation with theology, the social movements and all those who work for the transformation of contemporary societies regardless of ideological and religious persuasions.  The research paper will soon be published in SVST under its Research and Publications Office.




Construction Starts for the SVST Gardens

As part of the Silver Jubilee Celebration, the SVST Administration has decided to start the construction of the SVST Gardens around the present SVST buildings. The planned trellises, kiosks, fountains and ornamental plants will hopeful give a much more welcoming atmosphere for the guests and students alike. This new facility is also intended for additional spaces for student discussions and class sharing. The SVST Alumni also plans to put a mural to be painted by the Blanco Family on the main wall of the SVST lobby. This will be inaugurated on January 25, 2010 – at the Grand Alumni Homecoming.