Ordination to the Priesthood

ordination Nov 18 2014 tarp2On November 18, 2014, six SCJ deacons were ordained priests. Four of them, Candido S. Bayron Jr., Joseph D. Muego, Christopher C. Alburo, and Jose Patro C. Gier Jr., belong to the Philippine Region and two of them Vu Van Phu and Tran Van Ngoc to the Vietnam District. The ceremony took place at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in Quezon City and started at 9:30 am. As in the previous years, the ordaining bishop was the bishop of the Diocese of Novaliches, Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D. The ordination was attended by all members of the Philippine Region, representatives from the Vietnamese District and U.S. Province. Also, there was a number of diocesan and religious priests from the Philippines and Vietnam, religious sisters from different congregations, members of the families of newly ordained priests and many friends. The celebration was beautiful and very well prepared. Until now the Philippine Region got sixteen native priests and the District of Vietnam seven. The ordination of our brothers is a very important moment in the history of the two entities, in the history of the Congregation and of the local Churches. We thank God for their vocation and entrust them to His protection.