Does the institution have one or more priest chaplains on campus for the Sacraments and spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
On average, how many hours per week is a priest chaplain on campus and available to students?
The University chaplain is available from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or even during weekends, depending on the sacramental and/or spiritual needs of the students and the employees.
Please describe the priests who minister to students and celebrate the Sacraments on campus.
The University chaplain, Rev. Fr. Marvin P. Dizon, mainly ministers to students and celebrates the Sacraments on campus. He is a graduate of the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, a diocesan seminary of the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines.
He was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on August 2, 2018 and was ordained to the Sacred Orders of Presbyters on February 13, 2019.
Prior to his chaplaincy at the Holy Angel University, he was assigned as a resident deacon from August 2018 to February 2019 at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Macabebe, Pampanga and as a parochial vicar from February 2019 to May 2019 at the same parish.
Concurrent with his appointment as Holy Angel University Chaplain, he also serves as a resident priest at the Holy Rosary Parish in Angeles City, Pampanga, and as a part-time lecturer at the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary of the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga.
The assistance of guest priests from the archdiocese is sought as need arises. The Archbishop and the Archbishop Emeritus are also usually invited as main celebrants during high Mass and special occasions.
Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your priest chaplain(s)? (Yes/No)
Does the institution have one or more campus ministers on campus (lay or religious, but not priests) who are available to students for spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
Please describe the campus ministers who are not priests.
Does your institution offer Mass to students at least on Sundays and other days of obligation? (Yes/No)
Holy Angel University offers Mass on campus on weekdays and on holy days of obligation. No Sunday Masses are offered on campus because the Holy Rosary Parish Church (Angeles City, Pampanga) is adjacent to Holy Angel University and is a two-minute walk (130 meters) from campus. Nonetheless, when there is a Saturday campus activity which culminates in the Eucharist by sundown, the Sunday Eucharist is already celebrated.
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
Undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass at the Holy Rosary Parish Church or in their home parishes.
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students? (Yes/No)
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
160 students per daily Mass
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students? (Yes/No – if yes, when and how often?)
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives? (Yes/No)
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
Mass schedule for the Second Semester of AY 2019-2020 is as follows:
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m.
(Daily Eucharistic celebration is attended by students from the assigned classes coming from the Basic Education Department and the Schools and Colleges together with the employees.)
Ten (10) First Friday Masses for the Sacred Heart devotion are given to the whole community (eight shifts for the Basic Education students and two shifts for the college students).
Aside from daily Masses and First Friday Masses, there are also Eucharistic celebrations offered for Third Friday of the month, University occasions, departmental programs, thanksgiving, and liturgical seasons.
Forma Ordinaria is used with music that is contemporary, and liturgical songs are usually in English, Filipino, Latin, and the Kapampangan languages.
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Confession schedule for the Second Semester of AY 2019-2020 is as follows:
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
1st Tuesday – Laboratory Elementary School
2nd Tuesday – Junior High School
3rd Tuesday – Senior High School
4th Tuesday – College
By appointment/walk-in – Employees
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
For the Second Semester of AY 2019-2020, the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is scheduled every third Monday of the month at 2:40 p.m.
Moreover, the Adoration Chapel is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
The regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students are as follows:
Praying of the Holy Rosary on Thursdays at 2:40 p.m.;
Devotion to the Relics of Saints at 2:40 p.m. on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays of the month;
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help on Wednesdays at 2:40 p.m.;
Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Fridays at 2:40 p.m.;
Daily praying of the Angelus at 12:00 nn. and at 6:00 p.m.;
Daily praying of the 3 o’clock prayer;
Novena for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
Eucharist for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
Novena to the Guardian Angels;
Eucharist for the University’s Solemnity of the Holy Guardian Angels;
Triduum for All Saints and All Souls;
Angelite Bible Sharing (ABS) sessions of students once a week in their CLE classes;
ABS session among employees, and praying of the Rosary;
Nine-day celebration of the Eucharist for the poor and the needy, and
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually? (Yes/No)
Yes. A retreat is a requirement for graduating college and high school students. Recollections are offered to high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Moreover, employees are also given regular recollections.
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
The Chaplain’s office is offering vocation discernment sessions to individual students who are attracted to the ordained and religious life. From time to time, students come to the Campus Ministry Office for vocation discernment conversation.
In November 2018, vocation talks and promotions were held among Grades 6, 10, and 12 as well as college students.
As for the AY 2019/20, a Vocation Campaign was scheduled to be held in February 2020 for all junior, senior, and college CLE students.
The Campus Ministry Office invites diocesan seminarians and religious congregations for the said promotional activities.
The office also sponsors participation to vocation jamboree and vocation pilgrimage.
The Campus Ministry is willing to sponsor the fees for students who may wish to take entrance examination for priesthood.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
Alumni who were ordained to the priesthood or who have embraced a religious life include:
Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D. (B.S. Commerce, Major in Management, 1978), Archbishop of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Fr. Ernesto P. David (B.S. Commerce, Major in Banking and Finance, 1984), Parish Priest, Christ, the Eternal High Priest Parish, Sulipan, Apalit, Philippines;
Fr. Pedro Valencia (B.S. Commerce, Major in Accountancy, 1987), Oeconome, Archdiocesan Curia, Arzobispado de Pampanga, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Sr. Socorro Solatorio, OCD (Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration, 1991);
Fr. Jonathan Raymund M. Bartolome (B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1991), Parish Priest, Sta. Teresita Parish, Sta. Teresita, Angeles City, Philippines;
Fr. Emmanuel S. Contreras (Mechanical Engineering, Magna cum Laude, 1992), Parish Priest, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Palmayo Resettlement Center, Florida Blanca, Pampanga, Philippines;
Fr. Allan Bondoc, SVD (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1993), Religious;
Fr. Jonelito Sison, SSS, (BS Accountancy, 1999), National Director of Life in the Eucharistic Seminar for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Assistant-in-Charge of the Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Associate Priest of Sta. Cruz Parish, Catholic Campus Ministry Chaplain of Sta. Cruz Parish;
Fr. Ricardo Bie (BS Civil Engineering, 1984), Member of Presbyteral Council, Diocese of Tarlac and Parish Priest of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines;
Fr. Gerald Pangilinan (BS Commerce), Diocese of Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines;
Fr. Herwyn Bulaun (CPA, BS Accountancy, 2003), Spiritual Director, Pre-College Formation Year Department, Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Fr. Howell M. Suarez (AB Psychology, 2008), Vice-Rector, Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines;
Fr. Aldrin Tayag (AB Psychology 2010), Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, and
Rev. Mateo Zamora, OSB (High School Batch 1994), Priest and Monk, St. Meinrad Archabbey, Indiana, USA; formerly Fr. Emmanuel (Noel) Zamora, Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Does your institution limit religious services and activities on campus (not including private prayer and devotions) to faithfully Catholic activities? (Yes/No)
Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification, or description (optional):
The Campus Ministry Office provides spiritual support to the student body through spiritual formation integrated in the summer leadership seminar, orientation on volunteerism, and celebration of Holy Mass for University and College Days celebrations, among other events. It also offers spiritual counseling and vocation discernment sessions. Formation and engagement of youth ministers is carried out among student volunteers as well as among employee volunteers under the University Pastoral Council.