Ordinations at the St. Matthew Province
Aptly honoring the Blessed Mother, Mary, on the Feast of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, on October 7, 2023, the St. Matthew Province praised the Lord of the Harvest, through her intercession, as simultaneous Ordinations were held, of five deacons in the Philippines at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies – Parañaque City, and of three priests in Vietnam at the Pastoral Center – Dalat City. Most Rev. Jesse Mercado, DD, Bishop of Parañaque ordained Rev. Lorie Abebenir, RCJ, Rev. Joseph Bryan Balagtas, RCJ, Rev. Gilbert Ben Cantarona, RCJ, Rev. John Dela Cruz, RCJ and Rev. Silvester Johanes Kennedy, RCJ, while Most Rev. Dominic Nguyen Van Manh, DD, Bishop of Dalat ordained Fr. Joseph Nguyen Dinh Thong, RCJ, Fr. Thomas Nguyen Minh Tai, RCJ and Fr. Francis Xavier Nguyen Phuc Thien, RCJ. Prayers for more and holy Vocations!