Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Enrollment Going on for CTS 2014-2015!

Enrollment Going on for CTS 2014-2015!
For the courses offered, please download the brochure here.
Opening of classes: June 7, 2014 (Saturday).
Contact: Ms. Bing Kasilag -mobile  09157884117 or email: ctstagaytay@yahoo.com

CTS Batch 7, Class 2015
The Certificate in Theological Studies or CTS is a Saturday program open to everyone especially to faith-seekers and laypeople who would like to have a deeper and critical knowledge of the Bible and the Christian Faith. Courses include historical-critical studies of the Jewish Torah; a systematic understanding of the nature and person of Jesus the Christ, and others. The courses, however, are always directed to enlighten the students on their implications on our modern world.  After completing twenty four (24) units, the equivalent of four semesters or two years, the student will be awarded with a Certificate in Theological Studies duly recognized by Divine Word Seminary-Tagaytay City (Philippines).

CTS Batch 7
Class: Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament 1

CTS Batch 7
Class: Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament 1

Monday, January 30, 2012

Enrollment going on for CTS 2012-2013

Download the new brochure (2012-2013) here.

Download the updated Course Description here.

Download the new list of professors here.

Contact:

Write to:
ctstagaytay@yahoo.com



Mailing Address
Ms. Bing Kasilag
CTS Program Coordinator
Divine Word Seminary
SVD Road, Brgy San Jose
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Divine Word Seminary Information
Tel. 046-4131253; Fax: 046-4131251

Text (SMS)-- Bing Kasilag - 0915-7884117

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Canon Law Forum For the Laity

The graduates of Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS), the Saturday program for the lay at the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City will conduct a Forum on Canon Law entitled “Batas ng Simbahan Para sa mga Layko” (Canon Law for the Laity).

The aim of the said forum is to offer to the laity the opportunity to know the canonical-pastoral issues facing the contemporary Church i.e., marriage; their rights and obligations; and their role in the Church.

Two of the leading Canon lawyers in the country have earlier agreed to be the resource speakers for the Forum: (1) Father Adolfo Dacanay, SJ, professor of Theology at the Ateneo de Manila University, a judge in the ecclesiastical tribunals of Manila and Lucena, and author of Canon Law and Marriage (Ateneo de Manila Press, 2000) and Sacraments of Initiation (Anvil, 2006); and (2) Father Jerome Marquez, SVD, professor of Canon Law at the Divine Word Seminary and San Carlos Seminary, defender of the Bond at the National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal of CBCP and director at Saint Jude Catholic School in Manila.

The Forum will be held on 22 January 2011 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the chapel of Divine Word Seminary. There will be a minimal registration fee of only One Hundred Pesos (PHP100.00).

For more information, please send a text message to mobile number 09182977004 or please call (046) 4716951.

For the Certificate in Theological Studies program of Divine Word Seminary, please click visit www.ctstagaytay.blogspot.com

Doctor Marita Panganiban-Guevarra, M.D. is the over-all coordinator of the Forum; Father Randy Flores, SVD acts as the adviser.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Enrollment going on for CTS for second semester 2010-2011

CTS graduates Dra. Marita Guevarra, Cristina Belocura,
Manuel Bulan, Anna Guico, and CTS professor, Fr. Ronnie
Crisostomo, SVD prepare medicines for a free clinic in Labangan,,
Iling Island, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Enrollment is going on for CTS for second semester 2010-2011. Classes begin on October 30 for the first year level and November 6 for the second year level.













Courses offered:

First year
Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament - Fr. Randy Flores, SVD, SSL

Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The course presents a survey of the writings of the New Testament and their context. Major themes and controversial texts that can shed light on today’s pastoral issues will also be discussed.
Fr. Randy Flores, SVD obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (SSL) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (Biblicum) and the director of the CTS program.

Church, Kingdom of God & Mission - Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD, SThD /
Fr. Alex Muana, SVD, SThL

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The first part of the course discusses the Church as a community for the Kingdom of God. The second part presents the Church as missionary by its very nature. It focuses on significant moments of the Christian movement, from the early Church to the end of the 20th century. Then it develops a theology of mission for today based on the missionary practice and theology of the Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity.
 Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD is a former professor of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, well-known theologian speaker and author of number of books on the Kingdom of God like Church: Community for the Kingdom(2006).
Fr. Alex Muana, SVD holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University, Faculty of Missiology, Rome. He is the current dean of studies of the Divine Word Seminary.

Second Year
Gospels - Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB, SSL, STD
Significant texts from the four Gospels, especially those that are used in Sunday liturgy, will be discussed including the Infancy, Passion, and Resurrection Narratives.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB obtained her Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from Biblicum and Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University.

Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teachings - Fr. Regie Lavilla, MSP, SThL
This course brings theology to its practical application to everyday life. Thus, it presents the teachings of the Church on Christian morality as gleaned from the Sacred Scripture and from the Catholic moral tradition. An emphasis is given to the social teachings of the Church as central to the understanding of the social mission of the Catholic Church in Philippine society. A discussion on the controversial RH Bill from the point of view of moral theology will also be discussed.
Fr. Regie Lavilla, MSP holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Alfonsianum Faculty of Moral Theology in Rome.

For more information on the CTS program, please contact Ms. Bing Kasilag, mobile number - 09157884117. Email: ctstagaytay@yahoo.com or visitwww.ctstagaytay.blogspot.com
postal address: CTS- Divine Word Seminary, SVD Road, 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Enrollment Going On: Certificate in Theological Studies 2010

 CTS Students at the SVD Mission Awards
From left: Tere Dayan, Bing Kasilag, Bambi Gamban,
two catechist awardees, Gina Legaspi, Marita Guevarra, and Anna Guico

Enrollment is going on for the Certificate in Theological Studies at Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City. Classes begin on June 19, 2010 . Classes offered are:

Liturgy and Sacraments  (Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD - SLL Anselmianum, Rome)
Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament (Fr. Randy Flores, SVD, SSL Biblicum, Rome)
Christology and Mariology (Fr. Randy Flores, SVD)

Christian Spirituality (Fr. Fred Saniel, SVD, SThL Gregorianum, Rome)
Pentateuch (Fr. Rustam Sabularse, SSL Biblicum, Rome)


Please contact:
Text:
Bing Kasilag - 0915-7884117

Write to:
bingkasilag2002@yahoo.com

Mailing Address
Bing Kasilag
CTS Program
Divine Word Seminary
SVD Road, Brgy San Jose
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Divine Word Seminary Information
Tel. 046-4131253
Fax: 046-4131251

CTS Schedule of Classes for School Year 2010-2011

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CTS Second Semester 2009-2010 - Enrollment Going On

First Graduates of CTS

Enrollment is going on for the Certificate in Theological Studies at Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City. Classes begin on November 7, 2009: Classes offered are:

Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament (Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD; SSL Biblicum-Rome)

Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke
(Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD; SLL Anselmianum - Rome)

The Gospel of John
(Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB; SSL Biblicum; SThD Gregorianum - Rome) - classes begin on January 2010

The Church and the Kingdom of God
(Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD; SThD Catholic University of America) - classes will be on Nov. 7 and Nov. 14

Introduction to Doing Mission Today (Fr. Alex Muana, SVD; STL Gregorianum-Rome)

Introduction to Moral Theology with esp. emphasis on Catholic Social Teachings (Fr. Regie Lavilla, MSP; Alfonsianum- Rome)

Please contact:

Text:

Bing Kasilag - 0915-7884117

Write to:
bingkasilag2002@yahoo.com

Mailing Address
Bing Kasilag
CTS Program
Divine Word Seminary
SVD Road, Brgy San Jose
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Divine Word Seminary Information
Tel. 046-4131253
Fax: 046-4131251

Thursday, June 4, 2009

CTS at DZMM Tele-Radyo

CTS graduate John Roque and
DZMM's Salitang Buhay hosts Ms. Ilsa Reyes,
and SVDs Fr. Bel San Luis and Jerome Marquez

A group of fresh/first graduates of Certificate in Theological Studies was interviewed last May 31 over radio DZMM (ABS-CBN's Tele-Radyo) at the program Salitang Buhay (Word Alive) aired every Sunday from 8:30 to 10:00 in the evening hosted by SVDs Fr. Bel San Luis and Fr. Jerome Marquez, and Miss Ilsa Reyes.

The guests were asked first to share their insights on the Sunday Gospel which was about the Coming of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) being celebrated on that Sunday and then each described their wonderful experience of studying witht the CTS every Saturday and how the course has changed their lives and faith-perspectives including a better way of reading the bible. The CTS group was composed of the couple Mr. Ronnie and Mrs. Marie Crisologo, Engr. John Roque, Mrs. Baby Belocura from the social action apostolate of the Diocese of Imus, Miss Bing Kasilag who is the CTS assistant program director, and Fr. Randy Flores who started the CTS two years ago and the present director of the program; he also handles the courses on the bible.

CTS classes begin on 13 June 2009 (Saturday). Enrollment is going on,
please text Bing at 0915-788411 or email ctstagaytay.yahoo.com.

Bing Kasilag and Baby Belocura
answer some questions on CTS from Fr. Jeome.


Ronnie (in white) and wife Marie (back) smile for the cam during DZMM's station break.
At the back- Mr. Alex and Mrs. Bimbi Roque, parents of John. Bimbi is also CTS student (first year). Seen also is Ms. Olive Tolentino, instructional manager of the SVD Alternative Learning System (Tagaytay City) who was also interviewed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Enrollment Going On: Certificate in Theological Studies Program at Divine Word Seminary

Enrollment going on!
Certificate in Theological Studies
Divine Word Seminary
4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines.

Classes start on 13 June 2009 (Sat).
Click here to down load the brochure.

Incoming 2nd year students of CTS with Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD
Class 2010



First Graduates of CTS with Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD
Class 2009

Courses Offered

1. Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament

2. Liturgy and Sacraments

3. Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament

4. Church, the Kingdom of God and Mission

5. Torah and Prophets

6. Christian Spirituality

7. Christology & Mariology

8. Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

9. Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teachings

10. Practicum: Writing Modules for Bible and

Sacraments Seminars


Schedule for School Year 2009-2010

1st Semester

June 13 - Start of Classes

October 17 - Last Day of Classes

1st Year

9:00am – 12:00pm- Liturgy and Sacraments

(CRISOSTOMO)

1:30pm – 4:30pm - Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament (FLORES)

2nd Year

9:00am – 12:00pm - Pentateuch and Prophets

(FLORES)

1:30pm – 2:50pm - Christology (MARTIN)

3:10pm–4:30pm-Christian Spirituality (SANIEL)

2nd Semester

November 14 - Start of Classes

December 19 - Start of Christmas Break

January 09 - Classes Resume

March 27 - Last Day of Classes

1st Year

9:00am-12:00pm- Church, Kingdom of God, Mission (FUELLENBACH & MUAÑA)

1:30pm – 4:30pm - Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament (FLORES)

2nd Year

9:00am-12:00pm- Gospels & Acts of the Apostles (ALEJANDRINO)

1:30pm-2:50pm- Moral Theology & Catholic Social Teachings (CAGA)

3:10pm -4:30pm- Practicum


List of Professors

Fr. Wilfredo Saniel, SVD, SThL (Spirituality, Gregorian University, Rome) – Rector of DWST

Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD, SSL (Old Testament, Biblicum, Rome) -CTS Director

Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD, SLL (Liturgy, Patrology, Anselmianum, Rome)

Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB, SSl, SThD (New Testament, Biblicum and Gregorian University, Rome)

Fr. Raul Caga, SVD, SThL (Theological Ethics, Alfonsianum, Rome)

Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD, SThD (Ecclesiology, Catholic University of America)

Fr. Aris Martin, SVD, MA (Christology, Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay)

Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD, JCL (Canon Law, Gregorian University, Rome)

Fr. Alex Muaña, SVD, SThL (Missiology, Gregorian University, Rome)

Fr. Carlito Reyes, SThL (Loyola School of Theology, Quezon City)



Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Announcement of the schedule of Classes for SY 2008-2009

Schedule of classes for School Year 2008-2009, please click here.

Certificate in Theological Studies Program

CTS Students with German theologian, Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD
Join an in-depth study of the Bible and the Christian Faith!

Enroll now in the CTS program of Divine Word Seminary!

The Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) is a Saturday program designed for religious, leaders of charismatic communities, catechists, religious education teachers, BEC lay workers, church leaders, ex & future seminarians, lay leaders, and faith-seekers who are interested to study Scripture, Theology, and Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition. After completing twenty four (24) units, the equivalent of four semesters or two years, the student will be awarded with a Certificate in Theological Studies duly recognized by Divine Word Seminary.

Please scroll down or click on the CTS Information Links on your right for further information.


Schedule of Classes: SY 2008-2009

Schedule:
Saturday Classes begin from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The program follows the school calendar with slight modifications.

First Semester
June 21—Start of Classes
October 11—Last Day of Classes

Courses:
FIRST YEAR
1:30 pm—4:30 pm — Liturgy and Sacraments (CRISOSTOMO)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm— Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament (FLORES)

SECOND YEAR
9:00 am – 12:00 pm -Pentateuch and Prophets (FLORES)
1:30 - 3:00 - Christology (REYES)
3:30- 5:00 - Christian Spirituality (SANIEL)


Second Semester
November 8— Start of Classes
December 15—Start of Christmas Break
January 10 (2009) — Classes Resume
March 21—Last Day of Classes

Courses:
FIRST YEAR
9:00 am—12:00 pm --Church, Kingdom of God and Mission (FUELLENBACH and MUAñA).
1:30 pm— 4:30 pm— Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament (REYES)

SECOND YEAR
9:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Gospels and Acts of the Apostles (ALEJANDRINO)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm -- Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teachings (CAGA)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm -- Practicum: Writing Modules for and Conducting Bible Seminars (FLORES)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Courses Offered

1. Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament Part I: The Torah
2. Liturgy and Sacraments
3. Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament Part I: Synoptic Gospels and John
4. Church, the Kingdom of God and Mission
5. Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament Part II: Prophets and Writings
6. Christian Spirituality
7. Christology & Mariology
8. Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament Part II: Acts and New Testament Letters
9. Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teachings
10. Practicum

Schedule for School Year 2007-2008

Schedule:
Saturday Classes begin from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The program follows the school calendar with slight modifications.

First Semester
June 16—Start of Classes
October 20—Last Day of Classes

Courses:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm— Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament (FLORES)
1:30 pm—4:30 pm — Liturgy and Sacraments (CRISOSTOMO)

Second Semester
November 3— Start of Classes
December 16—Start of Christmas Break
January 6 (2008) — Classes Resume
March 15—Last Day of Classes

Courses:
9:00 am—12:00 pm — Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament (REYES and FLORES) 1:30 pm— 4:30 pm— Church, Kingdom of God and Mission (FUELLENBACH and MUAñA).

Course Description

Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament I:
The Torah

The course introduces the students to the world and context of the Old Testament, the formation of the biblical books, their structure and message, major themes and pastoral issues for today arising from each area of study.



Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament I:
Synoptic Gospels and John

Survey the writings of the New Testament and their contexts. The focus will be on the Synoptic Gospels and John—major themes and texts that can shed light on today’s pastoral issues.

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Liturgy and Sacraments
Unearth the richness of our liturgical traditions: celebrations, ritual signs and symbols, the liturgical year, and the like. The course has a special focus on the Eucharist which is the liturgy and the sacrament par excellence. Ultimately, this course hopes to accompany the students in discovering liturgy and sacraments as a fountain of Christian spirituality.


Pastoral Introduction to the Old Testament II:
Prophets and Writings

The course presents the major themes and important passages in the Torah and in the Prophetic Literature — those that can guide our actions as Christians.








Church, Kingdom of God and Mission
Discover how the Church as a community is for the Kingdom of God and how it is a missionary by its very nature. The course focuses on significant moments of the Christian movement, from the early Church to the end of the 20th century. Then a theology of mission for today is developed based on the missionary practice and theology of Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity.


Christian Spirituality
This course outlines the principles of Christian spirituality, its historical development, and what is spirituality today. It also takes up issues in psycho-spirituality, spiritual direction, and counseling.




Christology and Mariology
Deepen your knowledge of the identity and saving work of Jesus Christ: Jesus in the Scriptures; the development in the Patristic age of doctrines of the Incarnation and Redemption; scholastic synthesis; contemporary reformulations; Christ in relation to other religions. This course also explores the role of the Holy Spirit and the place of Mary in the mystery of Christ.

Pastoral Introduction to the New Testament II:
Acts of the Apostles and the Letters


Let Scripture stir your heart aflame. The course focuses on the Acts of the Apostles and the Letters of the New Testament.
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Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teachings

Bring theology to everyday life with its practical application. The course presents the teachings of the Church on Christian morality as gleaned from Sacred Scripture and Catholic moral tradition. An emphasis is given to the social teachings of the Church as central to the understanding of the social mission of the Catholic Church in Philippine society.
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Practicum
Take a field trip to the mission areas of the Society Divine Word in the Philippines and learn how to conduct a Bible Camp, among other activities.
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List of Professors

Fr. Wilfredo Saniel, SVD, SThL (Spirituality, Gregorian University, Rome) – Rector of DWS and CTS Director

Fr. Samuel Agcaracar, SVD, SThL (Missiology, Gregorian University, Rome)

Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB, SSL, SThD (Scripture, Biblicum and Gregorian University, Rome)

Fr. Raul Caga, SVD, SThL (Moral Theology, Alfonsianum, Rome)

Fr. Atilano Corcuera, SVD, SLL (Liturgy, Anselmianum, Rome)

Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD, SLL (Liturgy, Patrology, Anselmianum, Rome)

Fr. Felix Ferrer, SVD, SThD (Fundamental Theology, Gre- gorian University, Rome )

Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD, SSL (Scripture, Biblicum, Rome)

Fr. John Fuellenbach, SVD, SThD (Fundamental Theology, Catholic University of America)

Fr. Regie Lavilla, MSP, SThL (Moral Theology, Alfonsianum, Rome)

Fr. Aris Martin, SVD, SThL (Systematic Theology, Gregorian University, Rome)

Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD, JCL (Canon Law, Gregorian University, Rome)

Fr. Alex Muaña, SVD, SThL (Missiology, Gregorian University, Rome)

Fr. Rustam Sabularse, SSL (Scripture, Biblicum, Rome)

Staff: Ms. Bing Kasilag – Program Coordinator