On April 28, 2019, a momentous and historic event in the Filipino clergy and the faithful community was the 40 th ordination anniversary of 4 priests. They were classmates in the seminary of Virac, Catanduanes Philippines.
Two serve in the Calgary parish – Fr. Ben Marino and Fr. EdmundVargas, Fr. Vince Borre from Victoria B.C. and Fr. John Tubale from Regina, Saskatchewan.
Vicar General Fr. Wilbert Chin Jon concelebrated mass with 8 priests and a deacon.
Bishop William McGrattan said grace at the reception with a full house attendance at St. James Church Hall with parishioners from Calgary and Edmonton.
The event was coordinated by the Filipino Catholic Society of the Diocese of Calgary – FCSDC in partnership with El Shaddai group.