Fr. RG was ordained priest at the St. James the Great Parish in Dapitan City last September 20, 2014, through the laying on of hands of His Excellency Most Rev. Jose Manguiran, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Dipolog.
The Church of St. James the Great was fully packed with people when at 9:00 in the morning the ceremonies or rites of ordination commenced. The religious students of the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies served and did all the assistance in every moment of the celebration. The priests from the diocese of Dipolog and from the Rogationists communities came to join the celebration and witnessed the graceful event. Parents, relatives and friends of the “ordinandus” came also to witness the same event. Everything went well smoothly. After the rites of ordination a bountiful reception followed in the multipurpose hall near the parish Church.
In the afternoon, at 4:00, Fr. RG Cagbabanua hads his first and thanksgiving mass which was participated by the people of the parish, the parents, friends and benefactors. Some of the priests also came to join the celebrant in the Holy Mass. Then after the said mass everybody went to the Resort in Dapitan for the dinner and program prepared for the said occasion.
Congratulations Fr. RG Cagbababua RCJ ! All the best!