Friday, May 14, 2010

Filipino deacon to become the youngest priest in the Diocese of Oakland

Fellow blogger Pinoy Catholic might be interested to hear about this: Tonight (7pm), His Excellency Most Reverend Bishop Cordileone, will ordain to the priesthood Deacon Ian Mendoza, who is said to become the youngest priest (27 years old) in the Diocese of Oakland. The ordination (Ordinary Form) is to take place at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Deacon Mendoza was born in Bulacan, Philippines. He entered the University of Santo Thomas (One of the oldest universities in the Philippines, and also a pontifical university) then applied at the St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park (Palo Alto, CA). He has served in various parishes in the San Francisco Bay Area (eg. Holy Spirit in Fremont, St. Michael in Livermore). More information about him can be found on the online edition of the Catholic Voice. Kindly include him in your prayers.

Photo credit: The Catholic Voice

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