The Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu-Philippines is blessed to have four new priests. Rev Frs. Imman Noel Abellana, OSA, Aimark Asor, OSA, Antonio Nombrefia, OSA and Jasper Valmores, OSA were ordained by Most Rev. Jose S. Palma, DD, Archbishop of Cebu on April 11, 2015, at a 3:00 pm Eucharistic Celebration held at the Basilica del Sto. Niño.
The event was significantly attended by Augustinian friars and priest and other guest priests, religious brothers and sisters and the members of their families.
In his homily, Archbishop Palma highlighted the giftedness of the four priests in time to the celebration of the Augustinians of their 450Kaplag Anniversary which celebrates a threefold historical milestone of the finding of the Sto. Niño, of the Augustinian Presence in the Philippines and the 50th Anniversary of the decleration as a Basilica Minore of the Sto. Shrine. Palma said that the ordination of new Augustinian priests is a potent symbol of the continuing effort of the Order to continue spreading the Gospel of Christ.
After the ordination, the traditional beso mano was held to venerate the hands of the priests newly anointed to carry out the mission as celebrants of God’s Word and Sacrament.
The new priests will celebrate their traditional “Misa de Gracia” on the following schedule:
Rev. Fr. Imman Noel Abellana, OSA
April 13, 2015
San Antonio Abad Parish
Putat, Tuburan, Cebu
Rev. Fr. Aimark Asor, OSA
April 19, 2015
Immaculate Conception Parish
Rev. Fr. Antonio Nombrefia, OSA
May 15, 2015
St. Louis Bishop Parish
Rev. Fr. Jaspel Valmores, OSA
May 25, 2015
San Juan de Sahagun Parish
Sangi, Toledo City, Cebu