Priests gathered June 1st for the Mid-Year Gathering, 1-3 June 2015.
Four priests shared their reflections on the priesthood of Jesus Christ, June 2nd.
- Rodrigo Gegone, Parish Priest, San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, T’boli. Ordained 01 December 2008. Baptized a Catholic. Grew up a protestant (Universal Church). Ambition: finish high school and continue working as a farmer.
Priesthood is God’s grace. Service. Happy with priests’ co-workers. He has been giving his best for God and people. Sometimes people did not appreciate his work. But that was alright. Has been spending time with the GKKs.
- JefillCallego. Parish Vicar, St. Anthony/Cathedral Parish. Ordained, 11 April 2011. Priesthood is a grace and an inspiration. A priest for God, Church and people. Happy with priests he has been working with. Good example by senior priests. Rivers and mountains were not obstacles in his evangelizing work. Happy to know people appreciate the Eucharist.
- JoemerCandido. Parish Vicar, St. Anthony/Cathedral Parish. Ordained, 31 October 2011. Priesthood is a grace. Priesthood is service to God and people. Examples of senior priests have been his inspiration to work harder. He emphasized, “Do what you preach”. Very happy as a priest.
- Gillarme “Joy” Peliño. Diocesan Social Action Director. Ordained, 01 December 2008. His 30-day retreat (Ignatian) made him fall in love with God. He appreciates his priesthood, unworthy though he is. His work in Social Apostolate has its joys and sorrows. It is so challenging. He felt sometimes inadequate. But his faith in God helped him meet the challenges in his work for justice and peace. He emphasized the importance of vision, of direction. Ultimately, union with God. He is grateful to senior priests for their good example. He asked for prayers for all – including himself.