|Ordinazione P. Vincent Dumdum|
On October 29, 2011, in the Parish Church of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Balamban, Cebu, Rev. Vincent Victor Escanilla Dumdum was ordained to the priesthood through the laying on of the hand of His Excellency Msgr. Julito Cortes, D.D., Auxillary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu. The celebration started at 10:00 in the morning in which several priests from the diocese and from the various Rogationist communities in the Philippines came to concelebrate and witness the said event. The big Church which was on the process of renovation was filled with people coming from the various parts of Cebu and the whole Philippines. The ordination was so solemn and very touching knowing that the “ordinandus” is already an orphan since few years ago. At 3:00 O’clock in the afternoon the “First Mass” was held in the same Church which served as a thanksgiving offering of the newly ordained priest for the gift of priesthood and a gesture of gratitude for all those who supported him and accompanied him in the journey towards priesthood. Then a short but meaningful dinner program was offered to everybody which was prepared by the former high school classmates of Fr. Vincent. Congratulations to the newly ordained rogationist priest.