On July 20, 2011 – Bro. Lourdiso Z. Panhay was ordained as deacon by the Bishop of Pagadian, Most Rev.. Emmanuel T. Cabajar, CSsR, D.D. Once again the celebration took place at the San Isidro Labrador Parish in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.
During his homily Bishop Cabajar said that vocation in the Church is a call to serve, and that call is forever. In this way underlined the importance of perseverance in prayer and commitment to serve. On his part deacon Loudy, by choosing his motto: “Taken, blessed, broken and given”,was referring to the value of the Eucharist as a supreme act of love and service that our Lord manifested and entrusted to us.
The celebration was attended by members of the Philippine District, priests from the Diocese of Pagadian, religious sisters and many friends.