October 29, 2016
Eleven Jesuits were ordained to the Order of Deacons by the Most Rev. Ruperto C. Santos, DD (Diocese of Balanga) on October 29, 2016 at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University. The newly-ordained Jesuit deacons are: Rev. Soo Young Park (KOR), Rev. Changmo Cho (KOR), Rev. Chang-hyon Lee (KOR), Rev. Kyoung-Woong Peter Park (KOR), Rev. Anthony Ochen (AOR), Rev. Leslie Joseph Bingkasan (MAS), Rev. Stephanus Advent Novianto (IDO), Rev. Harvey Mateo (PHI), Rev. Martin Licup (PHI), Rev. Felipe Yohan, Jr. (PHI) and Rev. Roseller Atilano, Jr. (PHI).
In his homily, Bishop Santos reminded the newly-ordained that as deacons, they are servants: plain and simple. He urged them to be brave in the face of challenging situations, to bring Jesus and Mary with them in their ministry, and to remain in the background – active yet unseen – knowing that it is Jesus who is seen and heard through them.
“After the congratulations and the jubilation, will come your crown of thorns. In the aftermath of the rejoicing and praises will appear your way of the cross. When the last of the greetings and best wishes fade away, the call to action will ring in loud and clear. You are deacons. This what diaconate is all about. A servant: that is who a deacon is, plain and simple.” Bishop Santos reminded the newly-ordained.
The newly-ordained Jesuits are finishing Theology at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University.
1. Soo Young Park, 35
Political Science and Diplomacy at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
2. Changmo Cho, 38
Christian name: Simon
Russian Language and Literature at Kyungpook National University
3. Chang-hyon Lee, 39
Christian name: Pius
Communication at Sogang University
4. Kyoung-Woong Peter Park, 38
B.A in Philosophy & Korean Literature at Sogang University
M.A in Korean Literature at Sogang University
5. Anthony Ochen, 32
Social and Philosophical Studies at Makerere University
6.Leslie Joseph Bingkasan, 39
BA in Philosophy at Driyarkara School of Philosophy, Jakarta
7. Stephanus Advent Novianto, 31
Philosophy, Sekola Tinggi Filsafat, Driyarkara, Jakarta
8. Harvey Chan Mateo, 42
BS Psychology, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Doctor of Medicine, (University of the Philippines-Manila
9. Martin Licup, 40
AB Organizational Communication, De La Salle University
10. Felipe Yohan, Jr., 46
BS Architecture, Mapua Institute of Technology
11. Roseller Atilano, Jr., 36
BS Accountancy, Ateneo de Zamboanga University)
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