St. Peter Chanel Community – Davao

img_3813The 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 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 parish. He is the community superior and formator of the seminarians. He is the District Lay Animator.


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 taking his Masters in Philosophy at Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City, and at the same time teaching at University of Immaculate Conception,  Davao City. He is the academic director of the students as well as the Community bursar. He is the current Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry of Davao (CCMD).


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