CHALAN KANOA, SAIPAN—The newly installed bishop of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, His Excellency Bishop Ryan Jimenez, D.D., will formally install Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian, OAR as the new Parish Priest of San Roque Parish in Saipan on August 21, 2016 in the parish church of San Roque, Saipan. The Rite of Installation will be done in the afternoon within the 4 O'Clock Eucharistic Celebration. This momentous event coincides with the festivity of its Patron Saint—San Roque.
Most Reverend Jimenez who was ordained and installed Bishop of Chalan Kanoa only last August 14, 2016 makes this event one of his firsts in his exercise as Local Ordinary. Fray Cabatian is now with Fray Neil Bullos, OAR in that part of the Northern Mariana Islands who will later on be joined by Fray Felipe Rollon, OAR.
An unforgettable event ever! What a rare blessing from Almighty God for the Order of Augustinian Recollects! What a great number of workers for the Lord’s harvest! Never in the annals of history of the Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines since 1606 were so many Filipino priests ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyterate—10 priests.
The new Recollect priests come from all over the Philippines: Ken Oliver Lao from Candelaria, Quezon; Nelson Plohimon from Kabankalan City, Jerik Troy Siozon from Tacloban City, Rafael Pecson from Jolo, Sulu; Mark Ryan Prado from Aklan; Nimrod Launio from Santa Barbara, Iloilo; Lounal Jarumay from Canlaon City; Leo Neil Bullos from Banga, South Cotabato; John Zachary Haguisan from Sipalay City and Enrico Nacorda from Cebu City.
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).
Granada, SPAIN—Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Prior General, led other top officials from the General Curia and from the eight Provinces of the Order in a meeting held in the historic convent of Monachil, Granada, Spain from November 29 to December 4, 2015.
QUEZON CITY—Fray José Manuel González Durán, OAR is in the Philippines for a series of conferences for Augustinian Recollect Formation Itinerary (ARFI) from November 25 to December 4, 2015.
INAGAWAN - The Recoletos family, (religious brothers, AR sisters & SARF), on the great feast of St. Ezekiel Moreno - August 19, joyously celebrates, with so many devotees from the barrios and cities who arrived to the miraculous Balon-Pari site in Brgy. Inagawan to hear and attend the healing Mass officiated by the Recollects healing priest himself, Fr. Efren Anez at 9:00 am.