St Paul Novitiate, City of San Fernando, Pampanga—The twelve young men, Nov. Micha Miguel  L. Competente, Nov. Jose Felix  C.Cortez, Nov. Edward L. Dantis, Nov. Sebastian M. Gadia III, Nov. Elmer P. Genodia, Nov. John Anthony C. Losbanes, Nov. Kendall G. Mayuman, Nov. Paul Vincent C. Octubre, Nov. Oliver Vergel O. Par, Nov. Clarence Z. Sazon, Nov. Ramon E. Tambis Jr. and Nov. Samy John C. Torrefranca were officially admitted to the novitiate program of the Society of St Paul on May 31, 2012 at 7:00 in the evening. The rite was presided by Fr. Jose  Aripio, SSP, Provincial Superior with Fr. Leonardo Ellezar, SSP, and the formator of the novices, Fr. Dane Lumabas, SSP.

Fr. Teotimo Melliza SSP, Bro. OcampoSSP, and the outgoing Novices stood as main witnesses.

The twelve novices were coined as the twelve apostles in the novitiate. The provincial superior exhorted them to persevere in the formation. Simple agape followed after the rite.

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