Frt. Akhil Thomas from INM has been appointed to USW by the Generalate. Akhil is completing his diaconate and theology program in Pune, India. He will be ordained sometime this year. After his ordination we would begin the process of getting visa to come to the province. We welcome Akhil to USW.
On January 15th majority of the province members gathered at Divine Word Residence to celebrate Founders Day and Province Christmas celebration. The celebrations began with the Eucharistic celebration presided by the Provincial Soney Sebastian. During his homily he spoke about the importance of family by giving reference to the influence of family and family traditions, […]
The members of the three US provincial Councils gathered at Riverside from January 21st to 25th for a workshop and meeting. The first day was used as a workshop by Peter Dikos our Procurator General from Generalate. to train and teach us to deal with “Nulli Stationi Ad Scripti” status and how to cancel them. […]
Christmas 2018 was a special occasion for the Vietnamese SVDs in the United States. It gave them the opportunity to reflect, to pause and to share on the important things in the life of mission. 34 Vietnamese SVDs gathered at Divine Word residence, Riverside from December 26-29, 2018 for the 7thVietnamese SVD Gathering. Familiar SVD […]
On 7th October2018 Fr. Yori Sodanago SVD was invited by the Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles to participate in an Inter-Faith Religious prayer service for the earth quake victims in Palu, Donggala, Petobo, Sigi and Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. There were two Buddhist and Hudustan Imams, one Protestant priest, two Muslim Hajjis besides Yori himself. The […]
In all the dioceses that we are working we collaborate with the policies of the dioceses. As a member of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) we follow its polices and standards. CMSM is working with USCCB in following the Dallas Charter. We are registered with Praesidium and undergo accreditation every 5 years. […]
Vandals painted graffiti on the new Queen of Angeles Church, Riverside on 27th September. It was found out early morning and was reported to the police. The many graffiti on the church give an indication that it has something to do with present abuse crisis. Here are some of the pictures from the vandalism.
We have purchased a new residence in San Diego. The address is 4310 Cozzens Ct. San Diego, 92122. We received the keys to the new residence on 28th August. The house (2169 sqft) has 5 bed rooms with three bath rooms, one bed room and bath room in the first floor, four bed rooms and […]
Steve Pardy, Biju Thomas and Soney Sebastian spent a week in Bordentown recently taping presentations and interview by Martin Padovani, SVD. Martin has been involved in counseling, especially marriage and couples counseling for the last 50 years. From his many experiences he has written two all time, ever green books called “Healing Wounded Emotions” and […]
The Lay Associates of the SVD from Queen of Angeles, Riverside renewed their commitment for one year on September 22nd Saturday during the evening Mass. A total of fifteen members made their commitment, three of them for the first time and twelve making the renewal. Fr. Paul Kahan, the provincial of USS presided over the […]