The Most Reverend Socrates B. Villegas, D.D. Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and President of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines raised to the order of priesthood ten (10) Recollect religious deacons during the ordination ceremonies held at Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Mira-Nila Homes, Q.C. on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Dec 8, 2015).

BAGUIO CITY – December 5 is the Day of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. It was on that date, 427 years ago (1588) that the Recollection came into existence in the Province of Castile, Spain and thereat spread to twenty countries.

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – On November 28, 2015, the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno celebrated its 17th Anniversary Foundation. As a fitting gratitude to God’s goodness, the province offered five of its brothers to Mother Church as deacons.

His Excellency, Bishop Julito B. Cortes, DD, of the Diocese of Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, ordained to the diaconate the following:

Fray Mark R. Saludes, OAR

Fray Sir Michael C. Dineros, OAR

Fray Roweno Eugenio L. Hamo, OAR

Fray Jayferson A. Baldelovar, OAR

Fray John Paul R. Tanquis, OAR

The rite of ordination to the diaconate was held at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish Church, Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City, at 9:00 AM. The Augustinian Recollect Family – religious priests, brothers, sisters and the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity – as well as priests and religious from other congregations, families, friends and benefactors of the newly ordained deacons graced the celebration.

The five new deacons will begin a new stage of formation called the “transitional diaconate,” when for at least six months as required by Church Law, they begin their religious-pastoral program in preparation for the priesthood.

ANTIPOLO, RIZAL—All roads will lead to Antipolo on December 5, 2015 as the Recoletos de Antipolo launches the year-long celebration of it's 25th founding anniversary next year. Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan,  OAR will give a talk on the celebration's theme at 9:00 A.M. before the Holy Eucharist starts.

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