Chanel Formation Community
The St. Peter Chanel Formation Community is at 82 1st Avenue, Tulip Drive, Juna Subdivision, Davao City. It is home to the Marist Interested College Students (MICS) and Marist Interested Graduate Students (MIGS).
These college seminarians live in community with Marist priests as their formators. They share a life of prayer, community, and ministry and study philosophy at St. Francis Xavier College Seminary in Catalunan Grande.
The priests in the community also works with university and high school students throughout Davao City by leading the Catholic Campus Ministry Davao (CCMD) team on behalf of the Archdiocese.
The priests in the St Peter Chanel Formation Community are:
Fr. Christopher Thadeos Ganzon SM, from Lebak, Sultan Kudarat. Since ordination in 2002, Fr Chris has worked in formation, campus ministry and prison ministry.
Fr. Lauro Arcede, SM is from Surallah South Cotabato. Since ordination in 2008, Fr. Lauro has worked in campus ministry and in a parish. He recently studied a course in formation at St. Anselm, England. He will assist Fr. Chris in the work of formation. He is also our new Vocation Director.
Fr. John Gouwang, SM is from China. He was ordained on November 17, 2016. Fr. John serves as the community bursar as well as assist in the formation of the seminarians and at Campus Ministry.
The college seminarians are:
3rd Yr MICS: Mark Emzee Lazaga and JV Rosebert Burdas, both from Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao.
2nd Yr MICS: Jerick Togonon, from Makilala, North Cotabato; John Mark Apaitan, from Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao; Cedie Camelote, from Tulunan, North Cotabato; Ruben Heramis, from Antipas, North Cotabato; and Marco Wu, from China.