Laguna bishop ordains a priest and four deacons
The Bishop ordained to the Order of Presbyter Bienvenido P. Acuno, Jr, on July 28 during the Solemn Ordination rite and holy mass in his home parish.
Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico of Laguna has recently ordained a priest and four deacons, raising the number of the Laguna clergy from 124 to 129.
The Bishop ordained to the Order of Presbyter Bienvenido P. Acuno, Jr, on July 28 during the Solemn Ordination rite and holy mass in his home parish of St. Anthony de Padua in Barangay San Antonio, Kalayaan in Laguna.
Father Acuno completed his college studies at the St. Peter’s College Seminary in San Pablo City and finished theological studies at the St. Alphonsus de Liguori Theological Seminary in Lucena City last year.
In his homily, Bishop Famadico reminded Acuno about the importance of preaching and living what the Gospel teaches; celebrating the Sacrament of reconciliation, the sacrament sometimes overlooked in the parish; and constant communion with Jesus.
The Bishop appointed the new priest as the new parochial vicar of St. Peter Parish in San Pedro City.
The Diaconate ordination took place at the St. Peter’s College Seminary Chapel in San Pablo City on August 22.
The prelate ordained to the Holy Order of Deacons Anthony Raymond R. Apostol of San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in City of San Pedro, Christopher R. Baldemor of St. James the Apostle Parish in Paete, Mark Marlonne A. Lumbera of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Sta. Maria, and Raymond Owell M. Sadian of St Augustine Parish in Bay of Laguna.
The function was attended by about 20 members of the San Pablo clergy, including a deacon from the Missionary of Faith Congregation and hundreds of relatives, friends, benefactors, parishioners and seminarians.
According to the 2012-2013 Catholic Directory of the Philippines, there are already 124 ordained diocesan priests in the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna. There are 80 Filipino and foreign religious priests, 66 college and theology seminarians, and 237 Filipino and foreign nuns.
Source: CBCP News