Thursday, February 26, 2009


The candidates of graduation at the College Seminary defended their junior thesis on February 26, 2009. This is the second year that the parents of the seminarians were invited to witness the defense of their sons. This batch has produced a good number of well-written thesis on philosophers like Nel Noddings, John Rawls, Edith Stein, John Heschel and others.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Our seminary will start our one-million-peso repair project this summer. The "Damasku" Play was able to raise more than P400,000. Thanks to all who contributed!

Since Tuesday, we have continued to receive more donations. We still have a long way to go, but we are so very grateful for the generosity of people who are helping the seminary:

Dr. Carlito V. Arenas
Mr. Eddie Managaytay
Malasiqui Catholic School
Mr. Monico Callao
Mr. & Mrs. Tirso del Rosario
Mr. & Mrs. Clint del Rosario
Mrs. Silvana M. de Vera
Mrs. Isidora Jimenez
Mrs. Myrna T. Fernandez

God bless you!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


In the interest of transparency, we would like to present our financial report about the recent play, DAMASKU: LANDAS NI PABLO. The Proceeds of the Project all go to the repair of the 20-year-old seminary building. All receipts and records are in the seminary's finance office.

Report is dated 17 February 2009. We still encourage our benefactors who are thinking to donate for the repair of the seminary to give their gifts thru the finance office of the seminary. All donations are given receipts. The cost of this repair project is more than one million pesos. Call Ms. Rea Cayabyab (075) 515 5720.

Donors/Sponsors/Ads: P 377,800.00
Ticket Sales: 81,750.00
Souvenir Items: 7,864.75
Total Income: P 467,414.75

Props: P 2,218.00
Gas for Fr. Jonathan: 2,000.00
Postages: 1,246.00
Printer Ink: 1,345.00
Lights: 5,000.00
Snacks for Extras: 1,724.00
Transportation: 1,352.00
Boom Microphone: 4,000.00
Sound System: 5,000.00
Batteries: 1,225.00
Honorarium for Fr. Jonathan: 20,000.00
Posters and Print Materials: 18,000.00
Tarpauline: 3,750.00
Total Expenses: 66,860.00

Income (P467,414.75) minus Expenses: (Php 66,860.00) equals the Net Income of Php 400,554.75.

Collectibles: Php 23,600.00

Production Cost sponsored by LFC is P 99,259.00 (Stage Construction, Lights, Costume, Food and Labor).

Sunday, February 15, 2009

DAMASKU FINALE (Memorable Moments - 2)

The Happy Cast

The Pablos (Kenneth and Norman)

Pablo giving the final blessing.

The Memorial of the Eucharist

Timothy Recalling Paul

The Beheading of Paul

The Final Moment

The Courage of Paul

Paul and Nero

Paul and Nero


Suffering and Paul


The Bipolar Nero

The Writing of the Epistles

The Missionary Journey

Saturday, February 14, 2009

DAMASKU (Memorable Moments - I)

"Damasku: Landas ni Pablo" will have its finale tomorrow, Sunday, 15 February 2009. Call us for tickets. 515 8306 (LFC HOTLINE)

The Opening Prayer

The Discipleship

The Baptism of Paul

The Council of Jerusalem (with Peter and the apostles)


The Suffering of Paul

The Trial of Paul

Paul's Death

Friday, February 13, 2009


Thank you very much for responding to our invitation. Our play, DAMASKU: LANDAS NI PABLO is still on-going. It opened Thursday, and it will have its finale on Sunday at 6PM. We are inviting our friends and acquaintances as well as the lay faithful to come and see the show tomorrow, Saturday (February 14) at 6PM. We still have some tickets. Sunday show at 6PM is already sold-0ut.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Damasku poster appears on the 6th page of CBCP Monitor coming out on national circulation this week. Thanks to the Editor, Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III!

Recah Trinidad's article in the INQUIRER

We thank the popular sports writer, Recah Trinidad for including this article in his column, "Bare Eye" in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 7, 2009.

The last part has these details:

(SEMINARY PLAY: The Mary Help of Christian College Seminary of Barangay Bonuan Gueset will present Damaku: Landas ni Pablo, a play on the life of St. Paul, at the Teatro Seminario in Dagupan City on Feb. 12 to 15. The all-seminarian project, based on St. Paul’s experience on the Road to Damascus, where he met the Risen Christ, is part of the 2,000th birthday commemoration of St. Paul. Proceeds will go to the repair of an old seminary. Please call (075) 5158306 for details.)

"Damasku" in Philippine STAR

Seminary to present play on life of St. Paul
(Philippine Star, February 5, 2009, Business Section, page B-11 [People/Events])

DAGUPAN CITY - The Mary Help of Christians College Seminary (MHCCS) in Barangay Bonuan Gueset here in Dagupan City in cooperation with the Lay Formation Center (LFC) will present a play on the life of St. Paul titled "Damasku: Landas ni Pablo" on Feb. 12 to 15 at 6 p.m. at the Teatro Seminario.

The all-seminarian project is based on the experience of Paul on the road to Damascus where he encountered the Risen Christ. This encounter is actually the radiating center of hi conversion and mission to the Church.

The seminarian claim they, too, have a Damascus experience, a Damasku, a reson from which they draw the meaning of their vocation.

Fr. Mario Dominic C. Sanchez, LFC director and dean of studies at the MHCCS, said seminarians in the seminary know they are now in Damascus.

"Seminary life is a different kind of life wherein they have to follow strict rules for study period, prayer, housework and community activities," he said.

Sanchez said seminarians believe that this project on St. Paul will somehow serve as an avenue for them to show what they are going through.

"St. Paul walked that way before. So they hope that those who would watch the play can also journey through a Damascus road, and like Paul, they can, even by just a simple play, make a difference," he said.

The play is the MHCCS' response to the decree of Pope Benedict XVI making June 2008 to June 2009 as the Year of St. Paul to commemorate the saint's 2000th birth anniversary.

Support to the play can make a difference in the seminary's project to repair its 20-year old building. Please call (075) 515 8306 or (075) 515 5720 for more details about the play and for ticket reservations.