KAKATHA NEWS EVENTS 2014
Dated: October 20, 2014
A news article on the same topic is published in Batingaw: Lathalaing Opisyal ng Msgr. Jose B. Aguinaldo Foundation, Inc. (MJBAF) by Rev. Msgr. Sabino Azurin Vengco, Jr., H.P. (San Jose). Please see the link here: Read the article.
STA. CRUZ, ZAMBALES - Last October 20, eight months after the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Fr. Raymund "Lucky" Victor Acuña (Sta. Elena) of the Diocese of Tarlac, another deacon has been ordained as a diocesan priest in the province of Zambales. Rev. Fr. Israel Enero dela Cruz Camara (San Sebastian) is the son of Luis Jacinto Camara of the city of Caloocan and Sebastiana Saguinsin dela Cruz of San Sebastian, Hagonoy, Bulacan, born in that barrio in Hagonoy on January 10, 1977.
|Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D. placing holy oil at the hands of Fr. Camara, blessing them for the use of Christ in his priestly ministry.|
Ordination in Zambales
Fr. Camara was first ordained deacon last April 28, 2014 by the Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D., then Bishop of the Diocese of Iba at Immaculate Conception Parish, Columban Barretto Chapel, Olongapo City. Seven months after, the clergy of the Diocese of Iba welcomed Fr. Camara as their new brother in the ministry with Bishop Lavarias, now Archbishop-elect of the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga as presider. The celebration was held at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Fr. Camara's present assignment. Formerly a seminarian for the Diocese of Malolos, Fr. Camara chose to serve as a priest in the Diocese of Iba, a local Church that is need in this present time of priests. By his ordination, the Diocese of Iba now has about 49 priests and the town of Hagonoy has 113 priests on record, 66 of which are alive.
Life in Hagonoy and Studies
Fr. Camara grew up in Hagonoy and finished his secondary studies at the Immaculate Conception School for Boys in Malolos City. He finished his philosophical studies at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary in Manila after studying his first two years at the Immaculate Conception Major Seminary in Guiguinto, Bulacan. Since he served in the Diocese of Iba during his college years, he continued his theological studies in Mother of Good Counsel Seminary in San Fernando City, Pampanga where he finished a year before.
From his ordination in the Diocese of Iba, Fr. Camara shall have four thanksgiving masses: at Sta. Monica Parish in Botolan, Zambales on October 22, 2014, at 5 in the afternoon; at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Sta. Cruz, Zambales on October 25, 2014 at 7:30 in the evening; at the Immaculate Conception Parish - Chapel of St. Columban Barretto in Olongapo City on October 26, 2014 at 5 in the afternoon and at the National Shrine and Parish of St. Anne in Sto. Niño (Pob.), Hagonoy, Bulacan on October 29, 2014 at 9 in the morning. KAKATHA News Admin. Photos by: Mrs. Evangeline Alcantara (Diocese of Iba)
|The clergy of the Diocese of Iba with the Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D., their former bishop and now Archbishop-elect of San Fernando City, Pampanga and the newly ordained priest-son of Hagonoy, Rev. Fr. Israel Enero dela Cruz Camara.|