Regular Aspirants
May 26, 2009 (SSP Cebu City)—Four young men made their entrance to the postulancy program in a simple rite after the concelebrated Mass presided by Fr Ruben Areño, the SSP Provincial Superior with Frs. Joel Baguna (the formator of postulants) and Fr. Leo III Botavara. Present at the Mass were the employees of SP Diffusion (Central Office-Cebu). The four seminarians are Paolo Yap (Nagcarlan, Laguna), John Anthony Losbañes (Calinog, Iloilo), Lawrence de Peralta (Nara, Palawan) and Brian Tayag (San Simon, Pampanga). They are among the 11 who graduated from St Paul Seminary in Silang, Cavite last March 21, 2009. Fr Areño formally entrusted them to their formator, Fr. Baguna.

This batch belong to the aspirants in regular formation. Later on this same day, four aspirants belonging to the Adult Formation Program underwent a similar rite at SSP Makati.
In his homily, Fr. Areño, quoting the SSP Constitution, stressed the importance of this stage in their formation. For the first six months of their program they will have an exposure program, particularly in the communications media related realities in the Philippines. The remaining six months will be spent in immersion in the Pauline apostolate and in the different local communities in Visayas and Mindanao.
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