Thursday, April 22, 2010

Laguna bishop to ordain a new priest

SAN PABLO CITY – The bishop of San Pablo Diocese is scheduled to ordain a new priest for the Diocese on April 22, 2010.

In invitation programs sent to all priests in the diocese, His Excellency Bishop Leo M. Drona named Deacon REV. FREDERICK M. OBCEMIA to be raised to the Order of Priesthood during a solemn ceremony and Concelebreated Mass at 9:30 a.m. on April 22, Thursday in the Parish
Church of Sto. Nino de Cebu in Binan City.

According to his Facebook Account, Obcemia posted that he was born in Pagbilao, Quezon, raised in Malibay, Pasay City and now residing at Binan City.
He took up Philosophy at Letran Manila and Theology at the University of Sto Tomas where he finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Canon Law.

“Priesthood is not an ambition to be achieved, but a grace to be received,” Obcemia wrote in the facebook.

He also said he is “not in haste, my heart. Have faith in God and wait. Although it seems to linger long, it never comes too late. The Lord stretches our patience to enlarge our soul.”

Based on diocesan records, Obcemia’s ordination would raise the number of Diocesan Priests in Laguna to a total of 125.