Canonical Visit to the Missionary Station of Melbourne, Australia

Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior, with Fr. John Joffer Lucas the Councilor on the Sector on the Rogate, Laity, Youth and the Parishes, just completed their Canonical Visit to the Missionary Station of Melbourne, Australia from June 21-29, 2016. The visit which was highlighted by the encounter with the two missionary priests there, was even made more interesting by the many significant events that fell within this short period. On the 25th of June, Fr. Renato Arvin Ramirez was installed as the new Parish Priest of the Partnered Parishes of the Christ the King and the Our Lady of Perpetual Help, by Msgr. Denis Hart, DD, the Archbishop of Melbourne, in a Eucharistic Celebration which he himself presided over. Fr. Gerald Biñegas, his ever enthusiastic companion, was also introduced to the faithful on that same occasion. Then, on the 27th of June, Fr. Rene celebrated in the Holy Mass his 18th Priestly Ordination Anniversary, with an insightful homily delivered by Fr. John, who happens to be the same homilist on his ordination which he recalled with much joy. During the same visit, which was documented by Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, the Provincial Secretary, encounters with the faithful, their leaders and some supportive friends of the Parishes and their priests also took place. Our sincerest appreciation and prayers for all those who made this affair possible.