Sanctuary of St Paul the Apostle, Makati City— The Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, Broderick Pabillo, DD, ordained on May 5, 2012 at 3:30 in the afternoon, Rev. Ian Paul Exito Empig, SSP to the Order of Priesthood.

In his homily, the Bishop congratulated the ordinandus for this gift not only to himself but also to the Church. He stressed further that the ordination of Fr. Ian Empig, SSP is not only a valuation of the priestly function of the ordained ministers who are privileged to serve the Church but is also a reminder and affirmation of the priesthood of the whole people of God, who shares in the priesthood of Christ. At the core, we only have one High Priest, Jesus the Christ.

Guests, friends and benefactors of the Society of St Paul joined the reception that followed at the Don Zannoni Gym.

Fr. Ian, who hails from the town of Igbaras in Iloilo, will have his Thanksgiving Mass in his hometown on May 13, 2012, Sunday, ten o’ clock in the morning at the St. John the Baptist Parish.

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Photo Gallery (R. dela Peña, SSP)