SAN PEDRO City, May 30, 2015 -– The bishop of San Pablo (Laguna) is set to ordain three deacons to the priesthood in separate ceremonies in two weeks.
Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico will raise to the Order of Presbyters the following deacons in their respective local parishes: Rev. Mark Marlonne Lumbera at 10:00 a.m. on June 9 at Our Lady of the Angels Parish Church, Santa Maria, Laguna.
Also to be ordained are Rev. Raymond Owell Sadian at 10:00 a.m. on June 10 at the St. Augustine Parish Church, Bay, Laguna; and Rev. Anthony Raymond Apostol at 10:00 a.m. on June 11, at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Church, Pacita 2A-Guevarra Subdivision, City of San Pedro.
The three candidates to the priesthood completed their college studies at the St. Peter’s College Seminary in San Pablo City and finished Theology studies at the (SVD) Divine Word Major Seminary in Tagaytay City.
Upon ordination, the three new priests are expected to celebrate their respective Thanksgiving Masses in the afternoon on the same day and place of their ordinations. Lumbera and Sadian will celebrate their respective Thanksgiving Masses at 5:30 p.m., while Apostol will celebrates his own Thanksgiving Mass at 7:00 p.m. in his native parish. (Fr. Romy O. Ponte/CBCPNews)