Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Introibo ad altare Dei.... ad Deum qui laetificat meam (I will enter to the altar of God... to God who give joy to my youth..)

Story by: Mark Bunag
Photos by: Ed Ceñir

Below are some photos taken last May 10 during the training of altar servers in the Extraodinary Form of the Roman rite or the Traditional Latin Mass. Several observers were present to assist and support the trainees. The training lasted for 3 hours covering the topics: Vestments, Sacristy and Sanctuary of the Traditional Roman Rite. The servers and young men came from different parts of Metro Manila and neighboring dioceses. Bro. Mark Robinson Bunag, a seminarian of the Diocese of Kalookan, facilitated the training workshop at the Divine Mercy Parish in Sikatuna Village where traditional Latin mass is celebrated everyday since September 2007. The servers were then guided into their individual roles during the later half of the session.

Altar Servers from Kaloocan

BubbleShare: Share photos - Powered by BubbleShare

Basic Altar Servers' training are conducted during the month of May in preparation for Extraordinary Form Masses. There'll be 2 sessions spread over 4 weeks (Wednesday and Saturday morning).

1. Posture, Ettiques, Discipline & Vestments in the Roman Rite
2. Latin & Layout of Extraordinary Form Mass
3. Practicum & Various Roles
4. Rehearsal

Dates and Venue of the training sessions will be confirmed by end of next week. Any inquires, please contact

Sem. Mark Robinson Bunag
Master of Ceremonies


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Sana marunong din akong mag serve sa latin mass...

Michael, San Juan, MM

Fr. Froi Rivera said...

Keep Up!

Pagbati mula sa St. Joseph Seminary.

- Fr. Froilan Rivera

Fr. Abe, CRS said...

It's so wonderful to behold these bright, handsome young men so in loved with the Lord. It reminds me of my youth. Keep up the good work guys. May the Lord inspire more young men like you to serve Him in His Altar not only as acolytes but also as His ministes. My prayers and blessings to you all.

Chancery Office said...

There was an information that this person, Mark Robinson Bunag, claims that he is a seminarian of the Diocese of Kalookan and sometimes of other congregations or seminaries.

The Diocese of Kalookan has no record about him nor giving him any right to use the name of the local church.

We were already informed by the Maryhill School of Theology regarding his status.

Therefore we could say that he is an impostor if he indentify himself as a seminarian unless proper legal documents can prove it.

This statement is given due to some reports from Alabang-Diocese of Parañaque, Diocese of Cubao, and Diocese of Kalookan.

Chancery Office said...


Chancery Office said...


Chancery Office said...


Chancery Office said...