The Province held the Mission-Send-off for Br. Chito B. Bartolo, OFMCap. and Br. Peter Ronald S. Eugenio, OFMCap. last September 9, 2014 at the adoration chapel of Sta. Teresita del Nino Jesus Parish Church. Both brothers will be sent to the General Custody of Arabia. Br. Chito will be assigned to Dubai while Br. Peter will be assigned to Bahrain. Both brothers will be replacing two brothers who had been assigned in the Gulf Missions for several years already and will be returning to the Philippines soon.
The Provincial Minister, Br. Eugenio Juanilo P. Lopez, OFMCap. presided at the rite of send-off with several other brothers witnessing the celebration. Before the brothers were given their mission crosses, Brother Provincial reminded the two missionaries to remain faithful to their Capuchin vocation as they face the many challenges of their new assignment. In response the two brothers asked the Province to continue to include them in their prayers.
The liturgical celebration was followed by a fraternal meal.