The Claretian scholastics went through varieties of exposure during the summer of 2014. Each year level had different nature of summer apostolate from the program prepared by the prefect of students Fr. Amador Tumbaga, CMF.
The first year students were sent to Aurora province for their work apostolate with the Dumagat in San Ildefonso Peninsula, Casiguran, Aurora Province. Bros’. Mon, Myke, Rheadh, Jacob, JM, and Kurt stayed in the area from April 14 to May 31 working hand-in-hand with the fishermen and farmers.
The scholastics were facilitated by Bataris (Bahay Talakayan Para sa Rekonstruksyon at Ikauunlad ng Sambayanan).
Meanwhile some of the second year theology students had their work exposure in two garment factories located in Fairview and Marikina respectively. Sch. Phil, Sandy, and John worked at MGN Garment Line in Fairview while Schs. Jo Stephen, Derrick, and Anthony were assigned in Tee Square in Marikina City. The prime objective of the work exposure was to immerse their lives with the ordinary workers and understand their daily struggles which are far different from the seminary structure.
On the other hand, Scholastics Dante and Sanny spent their summer program being the auxiliary formators at St. Anthony Mary Claret College. The scholastics were guided by Bro. Desiderio Syd, CMF and Fr. Ralden Marcadejas, CMF.
The fourth year scholastics Aldrin Castillones, Jay Coching, Martin Ele, and Sunny Varquez underwent their Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Manila Medical Center from April to May.
Scholastics Francis Dan Valiente and Ronell John Recomono, who will be sent to the province of San Jose Del Sur in Argentina for their theological studies, had the opportunity of attending the Mission Orientation (Course for Missionaries), a summer program conducted by the Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies in Tagaytay. At least 43 young missionaries from the different congregations attended the said program that lasted for two weeks (May 5-18).
Sch. Randolf, CMF, who have just arrived from his pastoral year in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, had a week to spend his retreat in Sacred Heart of Jesus in Novaliches last May.
Eight newly professed members also arrived on the 25th of May. They are the following: Sch. July Patrick Layugan, CMF, Jerby Lumingkit, CMF, Ferdie Jones Madiano, CMF, Min Lwin Oo, CMF, Wigbert Papa, CMF, Ven John Porras, CMF, Naing Htun, CMF, Saw Htwe, CMF, Quang Sang Pham, CMF.