Pineleng, 17 June 2017 – Nineteen pre-novices received their religious vestment at the end of their formation as pre-novices. Those who received religious vestment are: Raymond Veki Rahail, Petrus Lodar Tethool, Marcelino Lomboan, Joseph Kanar Tethool, Johanis Renyut, Jenner Senduk, Ignatius I Made Suatma, Gregorius Montolalu, Fransiskus Mario Charlos, Finsenso Frano Savsavubun, Febrian Stefanus Wengke, Eusebius Verceli So’o Kowe, Ekanisius Dedianto, Dominggus Mergwar, Basilio Bryan Nukak, Alfons Jeujanan, Albertus Agung Prasetyo, Paulus Watratan, Hinto Tolombot.
The investiture was held in Eucharistic celebration presided by Bishop Josephus Theodorus Suwatan MSC, the Bishop of Manado. Also present and concelebrated in this occasion Fr. Hendrikus Suhendro MSC (Socius of the Pre-novitiate), Fr. Hubertus Berry Pareira MSC (Magister of the Pre-novitiate), Fr. Alexander Sisko MSC (Socius of the Pre-novitiate), Bishop Benediktus Estephanus Rolly Untu MSC (Bishop elect of Manado), Fr. Yohanes Sujono MSC (Superior of the MSC Scholasticate), and Fr. Berty Tyjow MSC (District Superior of Sulawesi-East and North Kalimantan).
The 19 pre-novices will continue their formation in the Novitiate in Karanganyar, Central Java.