We at Jesuit Communications (JesCom) are involved in the production of audiovisual materials for evangelization and education. Our mission statement is inspired by a prayer that Fr. Jim Reuter used to recite together with his crew before every performance of a play: “Give us the grace to present this play so that we will bring all those who are touched by it and all those who are involved in it closer to God.” Thus, part of the JesCom mission is to use media – from the visual, to the musical – in the most effective manner possible, in order to empower the Church to proclaim the Gospel and its values.
Today, JesCom utililizes the latest video, production and musical recording technologies and combines them with the talents of highly skilled producers, directors, writers, musicians, actors and editors to produce high-quality, people-oriented print, broadcast and audio-visual materials.
We produce video programs in the areas of Values and Religious Education, Philippine Culture and History, Socio-Political Issues, and Spiritural and Pastoral Ministry.
JesCom’s Jesuit Music Ministry (JMM) promotes liturgical and inspirational music in Filipino and English published in CDs, cassette tapes, and songbooks.
JesCom’s Publications publishes books in the areas of spirituality, homiletics, pastoral ministry, and Jesuit interest.
The Garage, our training facility, aims to train the lay, religious and pastoral workers in media education and production.
The Word Exposed featuring Bishop Chito Tagle is an hour-long program that showcases Bishop Tagle in his true form as preacher and homilist. Here, Bishop Tagle shares his reflections and insights on the Sunday scriptures — the first and second readings and the Sunday Gospel — in a manner that is very down-to-earth, crystal clear, awe-inspiring, and yet very simple to understand and appreciate. This program aims to bring the teachings of the Word closer to the lives of audiences.
Kape’t Pandasal is a brief reflection and prayer, undertaken in partnership with ABS-CBN is meant to be a “spiritual vitamin” to begin each day. The daily reflections are written and hosted by Jesuit priests and brothers, with the special participation of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle and Kerygma Magazine Editor-in-Chief Rissa Singson-Kawpeng.
JesCom is regularly heard on the radio through its partnerships with DZMM and Radio Veritas.
(Saturdays 11:00 pm-12:00 midnight on DZMM 630 KHz, and DZMM TeleRadyo on Sky Cable channel 26 and Destiny Cable channel 25)
LISTEN LIVE to Usapang Kapatid every Satuday night at DZMM’s audio streaming feed at http://dzmm.abs-cbnnews.com/page/audiostreaming.html
It invites listeners to open up and share on-air their souls’ burdens and their lives’ troubles with spiritual mentors Fr. Nono Alfonso, S.J. and Sr. Bubbles Bandojo, R.C.
(Sundays 5:30 am on Radio Veritas DZRV 846 kHz AM)
Light banter and inspirational music accompany us as together we search for the right path. This thirty-minute reflection and prayer accompanied by beautiful melodies from the Jesuit Music Ministry is hosted by Fr. Nono Alfonso, SJ, It is also aired in:
Surigao City (DXSN), Nueva Ecija (DZTH), Pangasinan (DZWM/DWJJ), Occidental Mindoro (DZVT-AM), Bacolod City (DYAF), Batangas (DWAM), San Fernando,La Union (DZYL), Ozamis City (DXDD), Bangued, Abra (DZRA), Laoag City (DZEA), Legaspi City (DWBS-AM), Vigan City (DZNS)
Despite this lack of media material, however, there is currently a surge of interest in the life of the saint and his enduring legacy to the Church and the world – owing in large part, perhaps, to the ascent to the papacy of the first Jesuit Pope, the endearing Pope Francis. More to the point, in his bestselling book, HEROIC LEADERSHIP, Chris Lowney writes that if one talks about successful global corporations, surely one should not miss out on the Society of Jesus which has existed for centuries and has long served the world via its network of schools, parishes and social centers.
The secret of that enduring Company, he says, is the spirit of its founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola. Certainly, the world, especially our youth deserves to rediscover the life of this saint and be inspired by his example. That is our dream for IGNACIO.
The Jesuit Music Ministry offers significant teachings and services to enhance and practice our God-given talents, such as Liturgical Music Seminars and Workshops, and Voice Trainings, which help choirs understand their role in the liturgy and choose appropriate songs for the mass, and help choirs sing better through vocal exercises respectively.
The Jesuit Music Ministry (JMM), an official ministry in the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, traces its roots to the pioneering work of Fr. Eduardo Hontiveros SJ, who began composing Filipino liturgical songs in response to the mandate of Vatican II in the ‘60s. Vatican II’s Sacrosanctum Concilium urged the entire assembly to actively participate in the liturgy that includes singing. From the first song Fr. Honti composed for a group of young boys and girls in Barangka, Marikina to the songs composed by present generation Jesuits and lay partners, JMM songs have been sung in churches not only in the Philippines but in the world.