The St. Peter Chanel Community is at 82 1st Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City. It has 2 houses: the District house where the priests are accommodated and the Formation house where the Postulants; Marist Interested College Students (MICS) and Marist Interested Graduate Students (MIGS) reside.
The 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 and University of Immaculate Conception in Davao City.
The priests in the community work with different ministries as Director of the Foundation of Balay Pasilungan (a center that caters for the needs of street boys); as Chaplain of university and high school students throughout Davao City by leading the Catholic Campus Ministry of Davao for non-sectarian schools on behalf of the Archdiocese.
The priests in the St Peter Chanel Formation Community are:
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 is the community superior and formator of the seminarians.
Fr. Lionel (Long) Mechavez SM. Fr Long is from Maco, Compostela Valley. He is the executive director of Balay Pasilungan Center for street boys, and the District Bursar.
Fr. John Gouwang, SM is from China. He was ordained on November 17, 2016. Presently, he is in China doing some parish work.
Fr. Roque Rebito, SM is from Villamonte, Lebak Sultan Kudarat. He was ordained in November 17, 2016. He has worked in Matti District Catholic Center. He is the Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry of Davao for non-sectarian schools and serves as Fr. Lauro’s assistant formator as well as the community bursar.
The seminarians are:
Postulant: Mark Emzee Lazaga is from Nuro Upi, Maguindanao. He obtained his Philosophy Degree from St. Francis Xavier College Seminary in March 2018.
4th Yr MICS: Jerick Togonon, from Makilala, North Cotabato; Cedie Camelote, from Tulunan, North Cotabato; Ruben Heramis, from Antipas, North Cotabato.
1st year MICS: Jon Midred Duran from Davao City.