Caceres schedules ordination to priesthood and diaconate

By Myrna Bermudo


Caceres Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD will ordain two deacons to the Sacred Order of Priesthood on July 16, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.


Rev. Joseph Bacsain Abion and Rev. Jene Lois Mendoza Sarmiento will receive the Sacred Order of Priesthood from Archbishop Tirona.

Rev. Joseph Bacsain Abion and Rev. Jene Lois Mendoza Sarmiento will receive the Sacred Order of Priesthood from Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD on July 16, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.


Rev. Joseph Bacsain Abion hails from Immaculate Conception Parish in Conception Pequeña, Naga City and Rev. Jene Lois Mendoza Sarmiento comes from St. Paschal Baylon Parish in Tinambac, Camarines Sur.


Meanwhile, the following seminarians are scheduled to receive the Sacred Order of Diaconate on July 2, 2022.


Sem. Aljan C. Galvez of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Sta. Teresita, Iriga City; Sem. Emarson M. Hermoso of St. John Marie Vianney Parish, San Ramon, Iriga City; Sem. John Lino G. Labrador of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Tandaay, Nabua, Camarines Sur; Sem. Dominique C. Llaguno of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Pili, Camarines Sur; Sem. John Dexter P. Peñaflor of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Tigaon, Camarines Sur; Sem. Arnel F. Ricafrente of St. Bernard Abbot Parish, Ocampo, Camarines Sur; Sem. Joshua O. Sanchez of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Parish, Abella, Naga City and Sem. Jessel B. Sarmiento of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Garchitorena, Camarines Sur.


The Catechism for Filipino Catholics (CFC) #1980 states that the ordained ministry of the Church is exercised in three different degrees: Bishops, on whom the fullness of the priesthood is conferred; Priests, who serve the Church as co-workers under the Bishop; and Deacons who minister in various ways in the service of the liturgy, the Gospel and works of charity.


The essential of the ordination rite consists in the imposition of hands, the words of consecration, through which the grace of the Holy Spirit is given and a sacred character impressed (Lumen Gentium21).


Furthermore, CFC says that “as consecrated to God in a new way by their ordination, deacons and priests are bound in a special way to strive for the perfection indicative of one called to represent Christ before the faithful.”