Ordination to the Diaconate


After the Final Profession of Vows, the two (2) members of the Philippine Region and one (1) member of the Vietnamese District: Bro. Ronald M. Basco, Bro. Sergio Shoiti Matumoto and Bro. Dinh Van Nguyen were ordained deacons. The celebration was held at the San Isidro Parish in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, which belongs to the Diocese of Pagadian. The three SCJs were ordained by the local bishop Most Rev. Emmanuel Cabajar DD, CSsR, on May 14, 2015, the day before the Patronal Feast of the Parish. St. Isidore, the farmer, is a very popular patron saint in the Philippines, especially in the rural areas of Mindanao. In fact, both parishes in Zamboanga del Sur served by the SCJs, Kumalarang and Dumalinao, have him as their patron saint.