Jesuits to hold ‘prayer-concert’ for seminarians

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QUEZON City, August 13, 2014—In a bid to raise funds for the formation of future priests, the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus (S.J.), is set to hold a benefit concert titled “Himig Heswita Sings for San Jose”, with the special participation of Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle.

Proceeds of the concert will go to the San José Major Seminary’s endowment fund, and in supporting its important work of training and forming the young priests who will eventually run parishes and may someday play key roles in the Philippine Church.

Traditional fund sources for seminaries have been drying up alarmingly, requiring more creative means of fund generation. (Photo: CBCP News)

For over 400 years, San José Major Seminary has formed hundreds of Filipino priests for ministry in the dioceses all over the Philippines.

This diocesan seminary aims at forming men of virtue, learning, spirit, and service—agents of renewal of the Church and society in the Philippines.

Some of the seminary’s more distinguished alumni include Cardinal Tagle, Manila Bishop Emeritus Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, and Cotabato Archbishop Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo.

The event, which is headed b Jesuit composer Fr. Arnel Aquino, will be held on August 23, Saturday, and on August 31, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. at Leong Hall inside the Ateneo de Manila University campus, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Tickets are priced at P5,000 and P3,000 and P1,000.

For ticket sale and reservation, please contact the San José Fundraising Office at 426-6091 (TL) or +63 999 759-2465 (SMART) or +63 927 715-2331 (GLOBE).

Interested parties may also email sanjosedevelopmentoffice@gmail.com.

San Jose Major Seminary is in need of financial help. (Raymond A. Sebastián)

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