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New priest, deacons told: ‘Disregard personal interests’

New priest, deacons told: ‘Disregard personal interests’
Photo 2: Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros ordains three deacons and a priest during a concelebrated Mass and ordination rites held at the Basilica Minore of the Immaculate Concepcion in Malolos City, Bulacan, Sept. 8, 2017. RAINIER POLICARPIO

MALOLOS City, Bulacan– Presiding over an ordination on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday, Sept. 8, Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros called new priest and three deacons to always seek the good of their flock and forget themselves.

“In serving our fellowmen, always seek what will benefit them; disregard your personal interests,” the prelate reminded the four young men. “Bear in mind that the one you are serving is Jesus.”

The diocese of Malolos honored the Virgin Mary on the feast of her nativity through the diaconal ordination rites of seminarians Niño Jomel de Leon, Joseph Franz Dizon, and Rex Andrian Polintan, and presbyterial ordination of Rev. Ritz Darwin Resuello held at the Basilica Minore of the Immaculate Conception in this city.

‘Real sacrifices’

The prelate also told them to be the signs of Jesus’ love and to become real sacrifices by offering their whole selves to Jesus.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Resuello, he shared that he had also experienced difficulties and heartaches in his journey to the priesthood, but the passion of Jesus inspired him to carry on.

“Through His wounds, His death, and sacrifice on the cross, His humility, there is where I found the truth that my struggles are much insignificant compared to His,” the new priest told CBCPNews.

Biggest problem today

“Many of us fail to see God and if we see Him, we do not regard Him as He is. Let God be God and let Him be known and felt by others as He is: a loving, merciful, faithful God,” said Resuello when asked about the biggest problem in society today.

“I am a servant priest of Jesus Christ. I am your servant priest. Let me be your humble servant.”

A number of the Malolos clergy, other guest priests, and seminarians attended the event. Likewise, the family of the newly-ordained deacons and priest, benefactors, church organizations and foundations, and other friends witnessed this special occasion. CBCPNews