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15 Friars Renew Vows, Proceed to Pastoral Exposure

Professed renew vows

On June 9, 2022, fifteen simply-professed friars advance to the next formation year as they renewed their religious vows in the Order of Saint Augustine this morning. Their renewal of vows was accepted by Fr. Edgardo L. Lazo, OSA, the prior of the San Agustin Center of Studies Community, in the name of the Most Rev. Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón, OSA, prior general of the Order.

During the Mass for this year’s feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest, Fr. Lazo exhorted the young friars not to neglect the witnessing and ministry demanded by their religious profession and their aspiration to Holy Orders, and not simply settle for the titles of “Fray” or “Brother” or, in the future, “Father.”

Tomorrow, June 10th, ten of the friars will report to different ministries of the Order for their 40-day pastoral exposure. They are:

THIRD YEAR (Parish Apostolate)

1. Fray Jeremy Jonas R. Alcaria, OSA – Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur
2. Fray Ronel M. Bayon-on, OSA – Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Chrysanthemum Village, City of San Pedro, Laguna
3. Fray Nemie Boy R. Cataluña, OSA – Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City
4. Fray Glenn A. Macorol, OSA – Saint Augustine Parish, Gubat, Sorsogon
5. Fray King V. Nepangue, OSA – Sañto Niño de Cebu Parish, Talisay City, Cebu
6. Fray CSN S. Pomoy, OSA – Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Socorro, Surigao del Norte
7. Fray Harvey Kent S. Solatorio, OSA – San Jose Placer Parish, Iloilo City

FOURTH YEAR (School Apostolate)
8. Fray Jules Van V. Almerez, OSA – Colegio San Agustin — Bacolod
9. Fray James N. Dosado, OSA – Colegio San Agustin — Biñan
10. Fray Keith Lawrence J. Ermac, OSA – University of San Agustin — Iloilo

The five fifth-year friars will continue to assist the SACS community and prepare themselves as well for their six-month pastoral exposure, beginning September 1. Two of them will be assigned to Indonesia, while the remaining three will be immersed in various parish apostolates within the country. They are:

11. Fray Fevin T. Baoc, OSA
12. Fray Alberto Jr. C. Bartiana, OSA
13. Fray Ronelle S. Dogon, OSA
14. Fray Eugenio O. Reserva, OSA
15. Fray Albert Benedict B. Soliman, OSA

Congratulations, brothers!

God be with each of you as you continue to grow in your life of service as ministers of God and of the Church, in the Order of Saint Augustine. (Soliman, OSA)


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