07 December 2009

New Filipino Columban priest: Fr Andrei Paz

Fr Andrei Paz, son of Antonio and Cleofe (Olpinda) Paz, was ordained priest this morning St Christopher Parish Church, Bangar, La Union, his home town, by Bishop Artemio Rillera SVD of San Fernando de la Union, Philippines. Father Andrei is the third of four children, he and his brother Jerico being 'sandwiched' between their sisters Mitzie and Katrina.

Being ordained deacon

The new priest was ordained deacon with Korean Columban Rev Kwon Tae-Moon, in Korean Martyrs' Catholic Church, Chicago, by Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, on 7 June.

Presentation of gifts. Rev Kwon Tae-Moon and Rev Andrei Paz

Father Andrei has been serving as a deacon at Malate Catholic Church, Manila, and will continue there until he takes up an overseas mission next year.

To the newly-ordained priest we wish the old Latin greeting that means 'to many years': Ad multos annos!

All photos taken on 7 June

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