By Gee Digal, in Sevilla and J. Jala in Tagbilaran | 05:07 PM February 01, 2020
Bishop Crispin Varquez laid his hands upon the head of Fr. Marcelino Digal to invoke the blessing of the Holy Spirit. Photo courtesy: Marie Joy Karen Digal-Asoy

Bishop Crispin Varquez, current Bishop of Borongan in Eastern Samar ordained a priest in solemn rites at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Sevilla town on Saturday morning, February 1, 2020.

Ordained as priest was Fr. Marcelino Digal, a native of Sevilla town.

In his homily,Varquez said the ordination of Digal was a sign of God’s favor and blessing to the diocese.

He also said priesthood is an expression of God’s love and mercy for us.

Fr. Marcelino Digal.

Varquez was assisted by Bishop Socrates Mesiona, Apostolic Vicar of Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Both Varquez and Mesiona are also natives of Sevilla town.

Digal, 48, was born to Roque Samon Digal and Benita Dano Sayud Digal.

A licensed nurse, he was assigned as an administrative officer at the Bohol Provincial Health Office and then to Loon District Hospital.

Following his true calling, he finished his theology at St. Camillus College Seminary (CCS) in Marikina Batch 1992.

During the ordination, Varquez challenged the new priest to meditate on the word of God, to teach and preach what is right.

The prelate laid his hands upon the head of the new priest to invoke the blessing of the Holy Spirit.

The ordinand’s hands were blessed with sacred oil to strengthen his vocation.

The faithful also sang the Litany of Saints as Digal laid his face on the ground to manifest his total surrender to God.

Also present during the ordination rites were provincial board member Jade Acapulco Bautista, Sevilla Mayor Juliet Dano, former Sevilla Mayor Ernesita Digal, former Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Sevilla municipal federated president Marie Joy Karen Digal-Asoy, cousins, relatives and parishioners.

Fr. Marcelino Digal laid his face on the ground to manifest his total surrender to God.

By Bohol Island News

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