OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION PARISH, MIRANILA, QUEZON CITY – November 17, 2018 was a momentous day for the Augustinian Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. Seven Recollect friars received the ordination to the diaconate through the imposition of hands by Bishop Nolly Buco, the newly-ordained auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Antipolo on the Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Salud.
The newly ordained deacons were as follows: Fray Andrie Pugate, OAR, from Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur; Fray Tomokatsu Yamaguchi, OAR, from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental; Fray Jorr Rabacal, OAR, from San Carlos City, Negros Occidental; Fray Maximillian Omem, OAR, from Delta State, Nigeria; Fray Benjamine Monday Edobor, OAR, from Lagos City, Nigeria; Fray Jessriel Marcha, OAR, from Bislig City, Surigao del Sur; and, Fray Jovy Gallego, OAR, from San Vicente, Palawan.
Interestingly, they were the first deacons who were ordained by Bishop Buco, as he was just elevated to the episcopacy last 8th of September, 2018. The good Bishop, before we was raised to the Order of Bishops, once toughed at the Recoletos School of Theology.
By Br. Maximilian C. Evardoni, DS