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ABBEY CHURCH
Schedule of Liturgical Services

The Church on Mendiola, dedicated to the Holy Child of Prague in 1926, is a source of pride of monks and Bedans as the Abbey Church of the monastic community of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat and as the College Chapel of San Beda College Manila. The monks sing the Divine Office and celebrate the Conventual Mass (Mass of the Monks) daily in the sanctuary, and students, teachers, administrators, and workers gather for Masses that celebrate various events in the life of the school.

The Swedish architect George Asp designed the neo-gothic church. The oil paintings - the most famous and most admired feature of the church – are the work of Fr. Lesmez Lopez, OSB, known for his murals in monasteries in Spain and Australia; while the decorations were done by Dom Salvador Alberich, OSB.

Liturgical Schedule

Weekdays

  • 5:50 AM Lauds/ Morning Prayer
  • 6:30 AM Conventual Mass
  • 7:00 AM Mass for the Bedans
  • 6:00 PM Vespers/ Evening Prayers
  • 6:30 AM Lauds/ Morning Prayer
  • 7:00 AM Conventual Mass
  • 6:00 PM Vespers/ Evening Prayers
Sunday
6:30 AM
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
7:00 AM
Conventual Mass
10:00 AM
Mass
11:00 AM
Mass
6:00 PM
Vespers/Benediction
Monday to Friday
5:50 AM
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
6:20 AM
Conventual Mass
6:50 AM
Mass
6:00 PM
Vespers
Saturday and Holiday
6:30 AM
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
7:00 AM
Conventual Mass
6:00 AM
Vespers
The Benedictine Abbey Church of Our Lady of Montserrat

The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Montserrat located in the heart of Mendiola St. with its neo-gothic façade and twin towers serves as the Church of the monastic abbey and as the College Chapel of San Beda College Manila. It is a place of prayer and silence, where the monks and students alike start and end their day. In here the Benedictine monks together with the students and staffs sing the Liturgy of the hours (Divine Office) and celebrate the Eucharist daily. It is also where the Bedan students, teachers, administrators and staff members gather together to celebrate various events such as graduation, baptism and confirmation.

The Abbey Church is named after Our Lady of Montserrat and was dedicated in 1926 to the Holy Name of Jesus. Hence, every year, the feast of Santo Niño de Praga is celebrated on the last Sunday of January.

Swedish architect George Asp designed the neo-gothic church. Paintings such as the portraits of the childhood of Jesus Christ, seen just above the main altar and the allegories of virtues on the ceiling by Fr. Lesmes Lopez, OSB, adorn the church interior. And Dom Salvador Alberich, OSB designed the embellishments surrounding the paintings. A more recent painting done by Francesco Giannini, an Italian painter has been added in 2012 on the rear wall of the church interior depicting the history of the Benedictines here in the Philippines.

Schedule of Liturgical Services

Weekdays

  • 5:50 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
  • 6:20 AM Conventual Mass (First Mass)
  • 7:00 AM Second Mass
  • 6:00 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

  • 6:30 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
  • 7:00 AM Conventual Mass (First Mass)
  • 10:00 AM* Second Mass
  • 11:00 AM * Third Mass (Sponsored by the San Beda Alumni Association)
  • 6:00 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Sundays only)

Contact Information

Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila

The Abbey Porteria

Tel. No. (02) 735-5992/ (02) 735-5972

Cel. No (0922) 258-2626 (Sun)

(0906) 277-0381 (Globe)

For inquiries on Benedictine vocation, please look for the Vocation Promoter through the above-mentioned contact details.

Community Benedictine Foundation
ABOUT US
What is SBCBEFI?

The San Beda College Benedictine Educational Foundation, Inc.(SBCBEFI) is an independent corporation established by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat and duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission whose purpose is to help in funding the projects of the educational institutions established by the Benedictine community and other institutions in the areas of scholarships, faculty development, community involvement services, research, physical plant development and environmental protection.

Vision

A premier foundation that supports the apostolate of the Benedictine monks in providing access and equal development opportunities in the field of education develop communities with individuals who are fully human, wholly Christian, truly Filipino and globally competitive leaders and professionals and who continually work for the preservation of the environment for a better world for us and the future generations.

Mission

Facilitate the concretization of San Beda College’s priority development programs and projects for the school in particular and the society in general in the areas of teaching, research, community outreach, physical plant and infrastructure development

Goal

To contribute in the minimization of chronic problems in the educational sector and help address the development needs of communities in the country through its programs and projects.

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San Beda College Benedictine Educational Foundation, Inc.

Fourth Floor, St. Anselm's Hall
San Beda College
Manila, Philippines

Telephone Number:
(63) (02) 735-5972
(63) (02) 735-5992 local 6061
(63) (02) 735-6011 local 1180

Telefax:
(63) (02) 353-8865

E-mail:
sbcbefi_03@yahoo.com

Community Benedictine Foundation
OFFICIALS
Board of Trustees
Rt. Rev. Tarcisio Ma. H. Narciso, OSB
Rt. Rev. Tarcisio Ma. H. Narciso, OSB
Chairman
Office Support Staff
Ms. Ailene May C. Fajardo
Ms. Ailene May C. Fajardo
Ms. Irene D. Dearos
Ms. Irene D. Dearos
Mr. Atilano M. Buban
Mr. Atilano M. Buban
Community Benedictine Foundation
PRIORITY PROGRAMS
Program Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Institutional Research Program (Science, Business, Arts)
Human Resource Development Program (Professional Enrichment/Training)
  • Administrators Development Program
  • Faculty Development Program
  • Students Development Program (Scholarship)
  • Staff Development Program
Delivery of Educational Services
  • Institutional Development
  • Seminars, Conferences, Training- Workshops
  • Publications
Community Outreach
  • Community Involvement Program
  • Linkages and Networking Program
Physical Plant and Facilities Development
  • Buildings
  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories (Computer and Science Labs)
  • Libraries
  • Others
Community Benedictine Foundation
DONATION PROCEDURES
Receipts of Donations

SBCBEFI receives donations to finance its various projects, e.g

Scholarships, improvement/construction of facilities, community development, faculty development, assistance for victims of calamities, etc.

  • Official receipt of SBCBEFI is issued upon receipt of donation.
  • Corresponding Certificate of Donation (CoD) is submitted to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with copy received by BIR
  • Copy of CoD duly received by BIR is given to the Donor to support the Donors’ claim of deductible expense for income tax purposes.
  • All receipts of SBCBEFI are deposited to its authorized depository bank.
Funding/Disbursements
  • SBCBEFI receives requests for funding of activities for its authorized projects (as stated in no. 1 above).
  • Check(s) are issued for requisitions with approval from the CEO

Note:

All disbursements are made through issuance of checks.
Donations intended for particular activities are properly noted and monitored.
Approved projects with funding from donations intended for particular activities are given priorities on the use of said funds.

SBCBEFI is accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). As a Donee Institution, donations to SBCBEFI are deductible business expenses for tax purposes.

Donors will be issued Official Receipts and Donation Certificate duly received by BIR.

SEC Registration No. CN200313486
BIR Registration No. IRC0000122298
TIN 225-102-172-000NV

Community
B.E.D.S.A.P.
Social Action Program

San Beda College Basic Education Department believes that its students should be exposed to various social situations and realities which are prevalent in Philippine society.

Aside from its commitment to quality education, it also believes that the school serves as a bridge to widen the student’s horizons, most particularly the participation of the students in community service and development.

Although the BED-SAP is following the general direction of the ICIC as its mother institution, BED-SAP, having different conditions is catering to secondary and elementary students in which capacities are different from that of tertiary, have crafted different Vision, Missions and Objectives. It was made sure that the Vision, Mission, Objectives and specially the activities were designed in ways that would pattern to the capacities that of high school students and at the same time, they will find enjoyment and fulfillment as they do their community engagement activities.

Vision

Guided by the Benedictine core values, the Basic Education Department through the Social Action Program envisions itself as a community advocating social change with partner communities with whom we have sustained relationship.

Mission

To provide students, faculty members, administrators and other stakeholders, including parents and alumni, development programs that incarnate Benedictine and Gospel values through engagement in community work.

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Community I.C.I.C.
Overview
Overview

The San Beda College Institutional Community Involvement Center (ICIC) carries significant tasks for the school to achieve its corporate social responsibility, and contribute its part in nation-building. It is also the locus of learning opportunities which could offer students, faculty and administrators the avenue for community-based research and integrated instruction that could sharpen specific areas of expertise and technology.

 

Since its foundation on June 17, 1901, San Beda College (SBC), as one of the leading Higher Educational Institutions of the country, continues to echo the blending synergy of fides (faith), scientia (knowledge) and virtus (virtue) which enable members of the SBC community to become “catalysts of social transformation and development among people and communities and be a herald of the Christian mission of love and service to others, most especially the poor and the marginalized.”

 

ICIC strives to connect the institution to the communities by the implementation of relevant programs aligned with to the skills and specialization of its students and faculty as well as the needs of its target groups and partner communities.

Objectives

- Empower both the people in the partner communities and SBC students, faculty and staff through service-learning initiatives that allow critical reflection and productive engagement;

- Provide opportunities for linkages and collaborative partnerships that could elevate the level of awareness for the Bedan community members and partners to the dynamics of participatory development;

- Enable partner communities to initiate income generating projects and develop effective marketing strategies for sustainable livelihood;

- Utilize research as a vehicle to deepen the SBC community’s understanding of social issues; and

- Benchmark the best practices of outreach and community engagements of higher educational institutions.

Community I.C.I.C.
Partnership
ICIC in Partnership with the San Beda College – Benedictine Educational Foundation Inc. (SBC-BEFI)

ICIC entered a partnership with the San Beda College-Benedictine Educational Foundation Inc. (SBC-BEFI). ICIC and SBC-BEFI have joint ventures in both the educational scholarship and the livelihood programs for the members of our partner communities and target groups.

What is SBC-BEFI?

SBC-BEFI is an independent corporation established by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, Manila. It is duly registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with the purpose of helping fund the projects of the educational institutions established by the Benedictine Community and other institutions in the areas of scholarships, faculty development, community involvement services, research, physical plant development and environmental protection.

 

SBC-BEFI is accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) registered as a donee foundation in the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

 

As a DONEE INSTITUTION, donations to SBC-BEFI are deductible business expenses for tax purposes. Donors will be issued official receipts and donation certificate duly received by BIR.

 

SBC-BEFI board of officers and trustees are Rt. Rev. Tarcisio Ma. H. Narciso, OSB, Chair, Rev. Fr. Gerard Ma. D. De Villa, OSB, President, Mr. James T. Sy, Vice-President, Rev. Dom Clement Ma. H. Roque, OSB, Treasurer, Ms. Nenita A. Luna, Comptroller and Rev. Fr. Bede S. Hechanova, OSB, Corporate Secretary and Chief Executive Officer.

 

SBC-BEFI holds office at 638 Mendiola St. with the telefax (632) 353-8865, and trunk lines 7356011 loc. 1180. For any inquiries and intentions to donate email at sbcbefi_03@yahoo.com

Partnership Communities and Target Groups

ICIC has four partner communities as locations for the implementation of San Beda’s extension and outreach programs. They are: Barangay Tinejero, Pulilan, Bulacan, Barangay Dolores, Taytay, Rizal, Baseco, Tondo and the four barangays under the St. Jude Parish in Manila namely, Barangay, 637, 638, 639 and 640.

 

To protect the parties involved and define their scope of engagement, Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) or Understanding (MOU) were signed by top school administrators and local leaders and government officials of the areas.

 

Aside from these communities, ICIC has entered into MOA and MOU with three business corporations (Rags2Riches, Petron Foundation and Apogee Productions), nine government agencies (National Youth Commission, TESDA-Rizal, Department of Education, Department of health, Philippine Blood Center, Bureau of Jail management and Penology (Male and Female Dormitory), Manila City Jail, Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal, Municipality of Pulilan and the Provincial Government of Laguna), five non-government organizations (Visayan Forum, Childhope Asia, Coalition of Services for the Elderly, Kanlungan ni Maria Domenica, Tahanang Walang Hagdanan), a parish church (National Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Manila) and two Bedan entities (San Beda College Alumni Association and the San Beda College-Benedictine Educational Foundation Inc.).The MOA provided more sites for the immersion and curriculum- based community service for our students and faculty. It also strengthens the networking of the ICIC, and expands its pool of resources.

 

As a center for community involvement, ICIC serves the Basic Education Department, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, College of Law, Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Liturgy. Each department has a community outreach manager who coordinates with the ICIC head. There are two social workers and a secretary functioning as office technical support. Currently, ICIC is headed by Dr. James Loreto C. Piscos, and directly reports to the Rector-President.

 

Community I.C.I.C.
Programs
Tree Growing Activity: Engaging the Bedan Service Personnel in the Benedictine Hallmark of Stewardships

Dr. James Loreto C. Piscos

 

The San Beda College-Manila and Rizal Campus had its one of a kind community involvement through a Tree Growing Activity held at the Tungtong Falls, Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal last October 1, 2014.

 

This was a collaborative effort of the Office of the Vice President for Security and Services under Rev. Fr. Ephraem Molina, OSB, the San Beda Institutional Community Involvement Center, SBC-Rizal Social Action Program and the local government officials of Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal. There were 78 “environment warriors” who dirt their hands to place the seedlings on its proper location.

 

It was called TREE GROWING because the participants will not only plant a tree but ensure that such seedling will survive and become a tree through monitoring and coordinating with the local residents of the area.

 

The event also marked the active community involvement of the San Beda Service personnel imbibing in them the Benedictine hallmarks of stewardships and care for the environment.

 

As a symbol of our solidarity with the earth and thanking God for all the blessings we enjoy in life, the delegates proceeded to San Beda College-Rizal campus where there was a ceremonial tree growing led by the school’s Vice-Rector, Rev, Fr. Paul de Vera, OSB, and a prayer presided by Dom Clement Ma. A. Roque, OSB invoking God’s Spirit in nature and the sustained energy He brought to our lives.

 

It was called TREE GROWING because the participants will not only plant a tree but ensure that such seedling will survive and become a tree through monitoring and coordinating with the local residents of the area.

 

The event also marked the active community involvement of the San Beda Service personnel imbibing in them the Benedictine hallmarks of stewardships and care for the environment.

 

As a symbol of our solidarity with the earth and thanking God for all the blessings we enjoy in life, the delegates proceeded to San Beda College-Rizal campus where there was a ceremonial tree growing led by the school’s Vice-Rector, Rev, Fr. Paul de Vera, OSB, and a prayer presided by Dom Clement Ma. A. Roque, OSB invoking God’s Spirit in nature and the sustained energy He brought to our lives.

Community I.C.I.C.
Personnel
"Bringing the Bedan Community Together in Transforming Lives”
	Dr. James Loreto C. Piscos
Dr. James Loreto C. Piscos
Director
Ms. Ma. Angela Balance, RSW
Ms. Ma. Angela Balance, RSW
Social Workers
Melani Jane T. Morales, RSW
Melani Jane T. Morales, RSW
Social Workers
Kenneth Eco
Kenneth Eco
Secretary
Gleziel Anne B. Oserin
Gleziel Anne B. Oserin
Staff Secretary
Community I.C.I.C.
Services

To operationalize its mission, ICIC defined its deliverables by the following services: educational programs, livelihood initiatives and paralegal services.

 

1. Educational Programs

 

The ICIC classified its educational programs into: educational assistance and sponsorships, tutorial services, scholarships for Technical Educational Skills Development Authority or TESDA skills training, alternative learning system or ALS, computer literacy and distance learning program. These are all within the context of community development and organizing.

 

Educational assistance or sponsorships aims to assist parents of schoolchildren in partner communities in meeting the financial and material needs of the children in school as well as providing added opportunities for learning and enrichment outside school setting.

 

To supplement this program, tutorial classes are given to students in various levels from elementary to high school. Currently there are four scholars undergoing the TESDA skills training endorsed by the ICIC and financially supported by the SBC-BEFI. All of them are taking refrigeration and airconditioning, and after their studies, ICIC and SBC-BEFI will help look for employers to ensure its sustainability and impact.

 

The Basic Education Department (BED) will revive the ALS through the BED faculty community involvement. Distance learning will cater the needs of non-academic and private business personnel to obtain a four year college diploma. Distance learning project is in partnership with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila which offers a BA in Public and Business administration, done every Sunday at the San Beda campus, and to be completed only in one and a half year. The present batch has 25 enrollees, and started their classes in March 7, 2011.

 

2. Livelihood Initiatives

 

ICIC in its aim to provide efficient services to alleviate the socio-economic conditions of people designed its livelihood initiatives in these categories: Rags2Riches, Dayami and Livelihood Series Seminar-Workshops.

 

San Beda has a standing Memorandum of Agreement with R2R to work with our people in the communities where they will provide the technology in crafting rags and fashionable bags and at the same time provide a larger market for the products produced.

 

The Livelihood Series seminars and workshops for the school’s non-teaching personnel and the key persons of the partner communities are realized through the Graduate School of Business HERD or Helping Everyone Realized their Dreams Program. This is an effort to provide alternative source of income to our beneficiaries. The last three seminars focused on Fashion Accessories, Therapeutic Massage and Meat Processing.

 

3. Paralegal Services

 

One of the best practices of the San Beda community involvement is the paralegal services spearheaded by the College of Law through its Legal Aid Bureau Program (LAB). For the past years, the LAB has been operating separately as an internship program for the top 25% of the Law graduating class. Last year, the group integrated its community involvement initiatives by leading San Beda’s paralegal services under the supervision of its director, Atty. Peter Joey Usita. LAB offers free legal assistance to walk-in poor clients, SBC employees and members of the partner communities. Its main office located near the entrance gate for visitors is open to clients from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM everyday, while its extension office at St. Jude Parish will render their services every Thursday only.

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