Northern Luzon New Deacons

June  27, Wednesday

Most Rev. Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD, DD has just ordained 4 new deacons in NL at the Immaculate Conception School of Theology Chapel, Vigan City.  The new deacons belonging to the BIN-I Class are:  Rev. Edilberto Calderon y Arenos and Rev. Eric Gbishop-jaucian.jpgalivo y Caragay of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Rev. Orlando Mallillin y Ponti of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao and Rev. Ramelle Rigunay y Jaramillo of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.  The other three members of the class will follow soon pending on the preparation of their documents.

Bishop Jaucian in his very personal approach homily exhorted the 4 ordinandi (and to the congregation) about the love of Jesus as the motivating factor in the ministry of service as a deacon.   The Bishop was  so profuse with his “Dios-ti-agngina” (God reward you) to the parents, relatives and friends, to the formators-faculty of ICST both past and present, to the Ordinaries together with their clergy for the support and acceptance they have given to the Ordinandi.   The presbyterium headed by Auxilliary Bishop Renato Mayugba of Lingayen-Dagupan  came in full support- more than 20 of them!  Bishop Jaucian also enjoined the congregation to pray for these young men, to join him as he lays his on hands on them.  The exhortation – “Believe what you read, teach what you believe, practice what you teach”  certainly had new meaning among the listeners today.

To the New Deacons of NL – our Congratulations! 

fely j gines

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