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Monday, July 2, 2018

First SVD Parish in Davao

For the first time, the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) already have their parish in the Davao region. Fr. Rodrigo “Diggs” Salac, SVD was assigned as the new cura of the Sta. Cruz Parish in Talicud Island of the Island Garden City of Samal. He was formerly a member of the team of pastors under Virgen Dolorosa Parish of Babak.

Sta. Cruz Parish is located off the southwestern tip of bigger Samal Island, which is around 45 minutes to 1 hour away by ferry from Davao City.

The devotion to the Holy Cross was brought by the Bol-anon wave of migrants back in 1938. It was canonically established as a parish on August 21, 2016 with the installation of Fr. Rico Enriquez as its first parish priest by Most Rev. Romulo Valles, DD.

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The Church of God in our days needs the deeds of truly holy and not mediocre men. St. Arnold Janssen


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The Church of God in our days needs the deeds of truly holy and not mediocre men. St. Arnold Janssen