The Salesian Community of St. John Bosco Parish Makati
"Da mihi animas; coetera tolle." (Give me souls; take away the rest.)
- Saint John Bosco's motto
SAINT JOHN BOSCO PARISH CHURCH
Salesian Community Council
Rev. Fr. Gregorio Bicomong Jr., SDB
Rector and Parochial Vicar
Rev. Fr. Renato De Guzman, SDB
Rev. Fr. David Buenaventura, SDB
Councilor, PUGAD Center Director, and Counsellor
Rev. Fr. Jose Armando Cortez, SDB
Don Bosco Youth Center Director
Rev. Fr. Emil Santos, SDB
Rev. Fr. Joseph Pham, SDB
Bro. Tony Caspellan, SDB
Councilor and PUGAD Counsellor
PARISH PRIESTS OF
SAINT JOHN BOSCO CHURCH
Fr. Godfrey Roozen, SDB
Fr. Remo Bati, SDB
Fr. Rocky Evangelista, SDB
Fr. Gerry Battad, SDB
Fr. Bernie Carpio
Fr. Joey Paras, SDB
(Jan-April 2006); interim
Fr. Manny Domingo, SDB
Fr. Ting Miciano, SDB
(2009 to 2013)
Fr. Renato De Guzman, SDB
(2013 to present)
The SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO is a religious community founded by St. John Bosco in the 1800's inTurin, Italy. As of 2014, there are 15,373 Salesians (10,393 priests, 1824 brothers, 2676 students, 480 novices) who dedicate their energies to working with the youth in more than 132 countries. Salesians are educators, working in schools, camps, parishes, youth centers, and retreats.
Excerpts from the "CONSTITUTIONS AND REGULATIONS OF THE SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO"
“As each one has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace; …whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies, in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” (1Peter 4:10-11)
175. The local community is made up of confreres who reside in a lawfully erected house, and in it live a common life in unity of spirit under the authority of the superior, sharing responsibility as they carry out their apostolic mission.
176. The superior of each local community is called the rector. He is first in order of responsibility for its religious life, its apostolic activities and the administration of its goods. With the collaboration of his council he animates and governs the community according to the Constitutions and general Regulations.
178. In every local community there shall be a council composed of confreres in perpetual vows and no longer in initial formation, in number proportional to the number of confreres and to the requirements of their activities. The council is convoked and presided over by the rector, and has the task of collaborating with him in animating and governing the community.