40th Sacredotal Anniversary


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.