Ordination to the Diaconate of 1 Filipino and 3 Vietnamese Confreres

IMG_3311On June 12, 2012, the Independence Day in the Philippines – one Filipino and 3 Vietnamese confreres (Patrick, Thai, Khoa and Loc) were ordained as Deacons. The ordination took place at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in Quezon City, Diocese of Novaliches.

The ordaining bishop Most Rev. Antonio Tobias, DD, long time friend of the SCJs in the Philippines, reminded the candidates about their role as servants recalling the words of Jesus ” The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mk 10:45). This was also the motto chosen by the newly ordained deacons.

The ceremony was attended by SCJs from different communities, many Vietnamese priests, religious from different congregations, family members and friends of new deacons.

Ordination to Diaconate

On August 17, 2008, Br. Rico Lapinig was ordained a deacon. The ceremony took place at St. Isidore the Worker Parish in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, in the place of his pastoral assignment. The ordination was attended by many SCJ confreres, priests from the Diocese of Pagadian, religious, relatives and friends of the new deacon.