The Jesuit Bukidnon Mission District
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of St. Ignatius' Conversion
We the Jesuits currently of the Bukidnon Mission District (BMD) stand on the shoulders of Jesuit missionaries of past generations who devoted so much of themselves to care for the pastoral and temporal needs of the impoverished and marginalized in the communities we serve. We continue to do so with zeal and passion. Much has been accomplished but many challenges remain. With this website along with our related social media pages, we hope to present a first hand look at the places and situations that we confront and the peoples that we journey with.
We join the Jesuits worldwide to celebrate the 500th year since the injury suffered by Ignatius of Loyola which led to his conversion. His transformative experience guides our mission as it reminds us that to "see all things new in Christ" is to go out on the road, to discover God who dwells and works in all creatures, and to contemplate Him in everything that happens to us.
With seed funding from the Philippine Jesuit Foundation, the Bukidnon Mission Jesuits in 2017 have established Kapawa hu Paglaum (light of hope) College Scholarship and Formation program under its legal entity, Fr. Leoni Mission Foundation, Inc. Our ten-year goal is to journey and empower at least 100 indigenous youth to eventually become their tribes’ leaders by providing them quality education and holistic formation.
We seek assistance to fund our current needs for 16 scholars in school year 2020-21 (6 allowance based; 7 subsidized, and 3 fully funded):
- Allowance based per SY: $400 per scholar; $2,400 total for 6 scholars
- Subsidized per SY: $1,000 per scholar; $7,000 total for 7 scholars
- Fully funded per SY: $2,225 per scholar; $6,675 total for 3 scholars
- Total requirement for SY 2020-21: $16,075
The mission parishes have about 65 multi-purpose chapels on the Bukidnon highlands. They also serve as literacy and catechism centers. Many are in dire need of repair. Renovations run about P25K each, while a new chapel of low-cost materials or expansion of existing structures cost about P50K.
Financial aid is requested for the administrative, kitchen and maintenance personnel at the Malaybalay JRH, who have been severely affected by the significant reduction of retreat activities brought about by the pandemic.
We are grateful for the generosity of the Mary the Queen Parish of Greenhills in San Juan, MM. Their ardent support of the mission has made possible the continued funding of scholarships for the mission high schools as well as the construction and repair of school infrastructures.
Fr. Leoni Memorial School in Cabanglasan, held a Virtual Graduation Ceremony for its Senior High School Batch 2020. Congratulations to the new graduates! The school also welcomed Fr. Robbie John Paolo Paraan, SJ, who will serve as the new School Supervisor of FLMS and St. Isidore HS in Zamboanguita.
Last July 6, 2021, the admin staff and teachers of St. Therese School of Miarayon held a Consultation Meeting with the parents and students in preparation for SY 2021-2022. The school also welcomed Fr. Jereme Asunto, SJ as its new School Supervisor, a position he will hold concurrent with being President of PCHS.
Pangantucan Community High School commenced its mobile campaign for "HOME SCHOOL BRIDGING PROGRAM", part of its new normal strategy in learning. School Principal, Dr. Bobby Comaling, led the orientation last July 12, 2021 for the parents and students and distributed learning modules.
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