Grageda: Brother Darvin Regaspi Dominic Grageda src (Brother Dominic)

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Brother Dominic (Picture cropped from group photo in An Encouraging Word blog, 22 May 2017)

Brother Dominic in the kitchen. {“Brother Dominic is always in the kitchen preparing meals.” From An Encouraging Word 22 May 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darvin Regaspi Dominic Grageda

Brother Darvin Regaspi Dominic Grageda

Brother Dominic

 

Brother with a Filipino monastic religious order, the Servants of the Risen Christ (src).    Until around summer 2017 the  order operated a retreat centre, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre, in Cache Creek, British Columbia. There have been  many retreats offered at the centre for groups of diocesan priests and for groups of laity.

The picture above left is cropped from the following photo:

Brother Dominic and fellow Servants of the Risen Christ run shrine at Cache Creek – photo probably from 2015  (Caption in part:  “Brother Dominic, Father Patrick, Brother Joshua and Brother Ferdinand.  This Filipino Community, Servants of the Risen Christ, runs the Shrine and Centre for the neighbouring Diocese of Kamloops.”)

Sex related charges laid April 2016.  Charges stayed May 2017 after he entered into some kind of a peace bond.  The peace bond was to remain in effect for 12 months.  According to media reports it was anticipated that he would leave the country before the 12 months was complete.

Did he go by “Brother Dominic”?   Yes, he did.  See below:    I believe that was/is his religious name:

 

 

 

 

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Servants of the Risen Christ in the Diocese of Kamloops, B.C.

The members of the Servants of the Risen Christ seem to have arrived in the Diocese of Kamploops in 2012, witness the following from “The Death of Religious Life in Canada,” Convivium, 01 September 2012:

On the other side of the country, well away from the hurly burly of the urban life, a small band of newly immigrated Filipino men have taken over duties at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine in Cache Creek, deep in the heart of British Columbia. These men belong to the Servants of the Risen Christ, a Benedictine-inspired community founded in the Philippines that has since grown rapidly. Even if the community in Cache Creek is still small, they have plans to invite more members to join them should their work be prosperous. For the time being, they focus efforts on the Shrine, but they also regularly serve in pastoral functions at various neighbouring parishes.

As you see, the first members of the order arrived in 2012 to take over operations at Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine in Cache Creek.  They also provided services to neighbouring parishes.

According to Bishop Nguyen May 18 2017 Pastoral Assignments for the Diocese of Kamloops three brothers and one priest with the order who were serving at the shrine are leaving (“returning to their community,” i.e., back to their community in  the Diocese of Tarlac, Philippines. (Pastoral Assignments – Diocese of Kamloops) It looks as though the Servants of the Risen Christ will be/are no longer be operating the shrine in Cache Creek (“We offer our prayerful gratitude to the community of the Servants of the Risen Christ  who have served at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre,  Cache Creek, BC).  The announcement was issued the same day the charges against Brother Dominic were stayed.

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30 October 2017:  BLOG  Strange turn of events

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Bishops of Diocese of Kamploops, British Columbia from the time the Servants of the Risen Christ arrived in the diocese:   David John James Monroe (o5 January 2002  – o1 June 2016 ); Joseph Phuong Nguyen (01 Jun 2016  – )

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18 May 2017:  entered into a peace bond in Kamloops provincial court.  According to a media report, “That charge was stayed when Grageda agreed to enter into a peace bond for fear of a sexual offence of a person under 16.”  (Does anyone understand what this means, ie, “for fear of a sexual offence”?)

 –  Pastoral assignments for the Kamloops Diocese issued ((Pastoral Assignments – Diocese of Kamloops)  Brother Dominic and another brother “returning to thei community shortly.  A priest with the order and another brother “returning to their community August 1 2017)

26 April 2016:  charges laid.  According to media reports of court documents, he “did, for a sexual purpose, touch directly or indirectly, with a part of his body or with an object, the body of [the complainant], a person under the age of 16 years.”

June 2015Brother Dominic arrives to assist (Diocesan News – June 2015) with picture.  Text:

SERVANTS OF THE RISEN CHRIST. St. Mary’s Church in Skeetchestn welcomes Br. Dominic & Br. Ferdinand (L-R CENTRE), recently arrived from the Philippines to assist Fr. Patrick Cerdeno, SRC (RIGHT) and Br. Joshua, SRC (LEFT) at the IHM Shrine in Cache Creek. They celebrate the Catholic Mass in the Skeetchestn Village on the third and fourth Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday saw many community members gather to celebrate these Holy Days. Everyone is welcome to join us. If you need to talk to Fr. Pat please call him in Cache Creek at 250-457-9930. – NEWS AND PHOTO BY DIANE NADEAU

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Cache Creek monk charged with sexual interference enters into peace bond

Kamloops This Week

A monk in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kamloops who had been facing a charge of sexual interference of a person under 16 has agreed to abide by a number of strict conditions for the next year.

Brother Darvin Regaspi Dominic Grageda entered into a peace bond in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday.

He was charged following an alleged incident in Cache Creek on April 26, 2016.

According to court documents, he “did, for a sexual purpose, touch directly or indirectly, with a part of his body or with an object, the body of [the complainant], a person under the age of 16 years.”

That charge was stayed when Grageda agreed to enter into a peace bond for fear of a sexual offence of a person under 16.

Grageda’s peace bond will be in effect for the next 12 months, but he is expected to leave the country before that term is complete.

Grageda is affiliated with the order Servants of the Risen Christ, which runs an operation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre in Cache Creek.

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Catholic monk charged with sexual interference

Kamloops This Week

19 September 2016

A monk in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops is expected to stand trial on an allegation he sexually interfered with a person under 16 years of age.

A lawyer representing Brother Darvin Regaspi Dominic Grageda indicated in court on Monday that he plans to enter a plea of not guilty.

Grageda was charged following an alleged incident in Cache Creek on April 26. According to court documents, he “did, for a sexual purpose, touch directly or indirectly, with a part of his body or with an object, the body of [the complainant], a person under the age of 16 years.”

Grageda is affiliated with the order Servants of the Risen Christ, which runs an operation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre in Cache Creek.

KTW phoned the centre on Monday and spoke to Grageda, who said he could not comment.

A date for Grageda’s one-day trial has not yet been set. He is due back in court on Oct. 6 to fix a date for trial.

1 Response to Grageda: Brother Darvin Regaspi Dominic Grageda src (Brother Dominic)

  1. Leona says:

    Thanks for posting this, Sylvia! It’s interesting that this news story was not published in the larger papers in B.C. I hadn’t heard anything about this case.

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