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Anniversaries of Presbyteral Ordination

Anniversaries of Presbyteral Ordination

50th Anniversary – Fr. Nicolas M. Echeveria, OSA

Fr. Nicolas M. Echeveria, OSA celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination to the presbyterate last October 18, 2017 at the Monasterio de Guadalupe in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City. A Thanksgiving Mass was held at Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish Church presided by the jubilarian at 6 PM where the immediate past Prior Provincial, Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, OSA delivered the homily. Dinner followed at the monastery refectory where family members, relatives, friends, confreres, seminarians and religious sisters relieved their happy memories with “Fr. Nick” as Fr. Echeveria is fondly called by people close to him.

Fr. Nick also held another Thanksgiving Mass in his hometown in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental last November 11, 2017. The Prior Provincial and his Council along with other friars from different Communities attended the said event. Fr. Nick, now 77 years old, is currently assigned at the Monasterio de Guadalupe Community in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City.

Name:                  Fr. Nicolas Madroño Echeveria, OSA

Birthday:              September 10, 1940

Birth Place:         Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Novitiate:            July 24, 1962

Simple Profession:          July 25, 1963

Solemn Profession:         July 25, 1966

Diaconate:                          May 20, 1967

Ordaining Prelate: Rufino J. Cardinal Santos

Venue: Manila Cathedral, Manila

Presbyterate:                    October 18, 1967

Ordaining Prelate:  Bishop Alejandro A. Olalia

Venue: Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, Lipa City, Batangas

 

50th Anniversary – Fr. Rodolfo P. Sicio, OSA

Two days before Christmas, on December 23, 2017, the friars of Sambag Residence led the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ordination to the presbyterate of Fr. Sicio. A Thanksgiving Mass was held at San Agustin Chapel in Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City at 10 AM. Friars from the different Communities of the Province, religious sisters, friends, relatives and former Augustinian seminarians who were recruited by Fr. Sicio graced the said event.

Fr. Sicio is currently assigned as Member of the Augustinian Residence of Sambag in Barangay Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City.

Name:                  Fr. Rodolfo Pingol Sicio

Birthday:              November 28, 1937

Birth Place:         Alibunan, Calinog, Iloilo

Novitiate:            July 24, 1962

Simple Profession:          July 25, 1963

Solemn Profession:         July 25, 1966

Diaconate:                          May 20, 1967

Ordaining Prelate: Rufino J. Cardinal Santos

Venue: Manila Cathedral, Manila

Presbyterate:                    December 23, 1967

Ordaining Prelate: Rufino J. Cardinal Santos

Venue: Manila Cathedral, Manila

 

25th Anniversary of Fr. Candido P. Saladaga, Jr., OSA and Fr. Alberto L. Esmeralda, OSA

Fr. Candido P. Saladaga, Jr., OSA celebrated his silver anniversary of Ordination to the Presbyterate last December 23, 2017 with a Thanksgiving Mass held at the Basilica del Santo Niño. Fr. Saladaga presided the Eucharist while Fr. Andrew P. Batayola, OSA delivered the homily. The following day, on December 24, “Fr. Jun” as Fr. Saladaga is fondly called, celebrated another Thanksgiving Mass held at the covered court of Barangay Sagay, Borbon, Cebu with Fr. Noel P. Cogasa, OSA as the homilist. Family members, friends and relatives of Fr. Jun attended the said event.

Fr. Jun is currently assigned as Prior of the Augustinian Community of Mati in Davao Oriental. He is also the Treasurer of Colegio San Agustin – Mati.

Name:                  Fr. Candido Presbitero Saladaga, Jr., OSA

Birthday:              March 31, 1960

Birth Place:         Don G. Antigua, Borbon, Cebu

Novitiate:            June 12, 1987

Simple Profession:          June 12, 1988

Solemn Profession:         June 06, 1992

Diaconate:                          september 10, 1992

Ordaining Prelate: Archbishop Manuel S. Salvador, D.D.

Venue: Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu City

Presbyterate:                    December 22, 1992

Ordaining Prelate:  Archbishop Manuel S. Salvador, D.D.

Venue: Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu City

 

Another silver jubilarian for this year is Fr. Alberto L. Esmeralda, OSA. He celebrated his Thanksgiving Mass together with the friars, administrators, faculty and students of Colegio San Agustin – Biñan last December 22, 2017 (4 PM).

 

Fr. Abet is currently assigned as Community Member of the Augustinian Community of Biñan in Laguna.

 

Name:                  Fr. Alberto Lopez Esmeralda

Birthday:              January 17, 1962

Birth Place:         Manila

Novitiate:            June 01, 1983

Simple Profession:          June 05, 1984

Solemn Profession:         November 12, 1988

Diaconate:                          November 24, 1992

Ordaining Prelate: Bishop Manuel C. Sobreviñas, D.D

VENUE: Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish, Guadalupe

Presbyterate:                    December 22, 1992

Ordaining Prelate:  Archbishop Manuel S. Salvador, D.D

VENUE: Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu City

 

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