The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) will present the “Seven Last Words 2012” on Good Friday at the Shrine of the Divine Word inside Christ the King Mission Seminary Compound on E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue in Quezon City.
The program, produced by Mission Communications Foundations Inc., will be aired live on ABS-CBN Channel 2 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
The annual Lenten program focuses on the Seven Last Words of Jesus before dying on the Cross. This year’s overall theme is: “New Hope in Christ.”
The program features SVD priests as preachers, lay people as sharers and guest singers who will provide inspirational numbers.
This year’s SVD preachers are: Rev. Fr. Janusz Prud, missionary priest from Poland, student at De La Salle University; Fr. Lino Nicasio, parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Parish Kamuning; Fr. Reymun Festin, missionary priest from Angola, now professor at Christ the King Seminary; Fr. Rod Salazar, president of the International Office of Catholic Education; Fr. John Paul Marquez, SVD, newly ordained priest assigned in the Philippines; Fr. Robert Ibay, communications coordinator of Philippine Northern Province; and Fr. Ben Beltran, SVD, attached priest of Sacred Heart Parish Kamuning.
The lay sharers who will speak from their spiritual experiences on the Seven Last Words are: Milagros Belmonte Reyes of Arise and St. Paul the Apostle Parish; Antonio Aguilar Gimenez of Couples for Christ; Angelina Alcantara-Meneses of Serviam Catholic Charismatic Community; Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo, cofounder and executive director of Kythe Foundation; Juan Benedicto “Dikoy” Magdaraog of Singles for Christ; Michael Angelo Lobrin, author of “Laugh with God Today”; Noel Rosario and Marie Gaines, members of Layforce at San Carlos Pastoral Formation Complex. The host is Marie Rose Sison-Garcia with Ilsa Reyes as cohost.
The executive producer is Fr. Bel San Luis, SVD, with Fr. Manuel Bongayan, SVD as coproducer.
The SVD Mission Communications Foundations Inc. will also air on ABS-CBN the ordination of SVD deacons on Holy Thursday at 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.