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ONDs Celebrate Golden/Silver Jubilee on December 7, 2013

The Oblates of Notre Dame will mark the celebration of the golden and silver jubile of religious life on December 7, 2013 at the Our Lady of Hope Chapel, Tamontaka, DOS, Maguindanao within the Eucharistic Celebration presided by Abp Orlando B. Quevedo,OMI of Cotatabo. Golden jubilarians are Srs. Dolores Garayanala, Felicitas Renacia, Bernarda Lapined, Virginia Adre, Leonila Dolina, Fe F Segundo, Jeanine Dillera, Gloria Aray and Genevieve Damaso. Silver jubilarians are Srs Wilmar Alzate, Celsa Juanitez and Elia Caballero.


 We are saddened by the thousands who perished because of the fury of typhoon Yolanda in central Philippines, particularly in Tacloban City and Palo in Leyte province.  We have the OND Mission schools in nearby towns of Abuyog and Jaro. We have several sisters whose families are in Tacloban, palo and other Leyte towns.  We continue to have them in our prayers.



 The 11th General Chapter of the Oblates of Notre Dame elected the General Team who will serve in the congregational leadership from 2013-2017:

Sr. Carmelita Olifernes - Superior General, and the General Council is composed of Sr. Linda Hisug, Sr Badette Baldemor, Sr. Estrel Corotan and Sr. Nenet Juntilla.


The District Superiors who will serve for two years - 2013-2015 are the following: 

 Kidmar - Sr. Anita Vilo

Disco - Sr. Mabet Cardinas

Midco - Sr. Teresa Rose Salazar

Zambasulta - Sr. Mila Penaranda

Cebley - Sr. Rose |Yuliongsiu 


 2nd PRE Chapter Assembly is scheduled on October 21-25,2012  at the SJRH in Tamontaka with Br.Karl Gaspar as Resource Person


Golden Jubilarians for 2012 are Sr. Therese Carbonell. Sr.Ma.Belen Grageda and Sr. Bernadette delas Penas.

Silver Jubilarians are  Rhodora Lechugas, Sr. Ma. Betty Cardinas, Sr. Elma Ganzon. and Sr. Zenaida Sonsona

OND Extraordinary Enlarged Council

Sr.Rose Susan P. Montejo, the Superior General of the Oblates of Notre Dame, convened the Extraordinary Enlarged  Council at the OND Convention Hall, Tamontaka,Datu Odin Sinsuat Municipality,Maguindanao Province. The EEC which is from May 13 to 17 is participated by the OND General Team, District Superiors and Local community animators. The theme of the EEC is Creative Word of God and Creative Response. The following are the objectives:

To deepen the experience of engagement with the Word in and through our understanding of the Creative Word of God and Creative Response;

To locate our experiences of life and mission in the light of our Spirituality

To appropriate more concrete steps relevant to oour living out of our spirituality

To experience deeper bonding and wholesome relationship among the sisters

The resource persons are Fr. Filadelfo Estrella,OMI who shared on the theme and Sr. Judette Gallares,RC who  gave her reflection on the topic Mysticism and Prophecy.



During the 10th OND General Chapter in May, 2009 the follwoing were elected to be in the leadership team for the next four years: Sr.Rose-Susan P.Montejo-Superior General; Sr.Estrella Corotan-Assistant General, Sr.Teresa Rose Salazar, Sr. Carmelita Olifernes and Sr. Bernadette Baldemor.


On December 8,2009 the OND celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Srs. Virginia Isabel Tadeo, Mary Jori Quintos, Salvacion Pagsuguiron and Gerard Lily Oliver; Silver Jubilee of Srs Elizabeth Villegas, Julia Silva, Esther Rule and Carmelita Olifernes. Archbishop Orlando Quevedo,OMI DD of Cotabato was the main presider in the eucharistic celebration, with Bishop Romulo dela Cruz of the Diocese of Kidapawan and some OMI priests.


March 25 - Final Profession of the evangelical counsels by Srs. Donnabel Abril of Camarines Norte, Mary Ann Rhudy, of Norala, South Cotabato  Joy Palomo of Surallah, South Cotabato, Erleen Carcillar  of Koronadal City and Jean Borres of Midsayap. Presider in the Eucharistic Celebration is Most Rev Orlando B. Quevedo,OMI,DD of the Archdiocese of Cotabato. Profession shall be made before Sr Rose Susan P. Montejo,OND Superior General and witnessed by the OND Sisters, families, other religious and mission partners.