Friday, February 19, 2010


It was, I think, the prayer of so many Vianney alumni: to see one of them raised to the rank of EPISKOPOS ("overseer"), shepherd of God's people. And how timely is God's answer to that prayer! On her Silver Jubilee, SJVTS rejoices with the whole Church in the naming of Msgr. Jose Cabantan (Firstfruits) as Bishop-Elect of Malaybalay. Everyone is so delighted with Fr. Joe's being chosen. After all, everyone knows how "episcopabile" he is. Actually, there were already signs that this was coming among which was his being made Vicar-General for Ad Extra Ministries of the Archdiocese of CDO and his winning the Red Car Raffle in August at the Alumni Homecoming. So, as the Abba song goes, "The winner takes it all!" Congratulations Fr. Joe! All the more reason the alumni representatives should come for the formal launching of the Silver Jubilee on 16 March 2010 since Bishop-Elect Joe has agreed to preside over the Eucharistic celebration on that day at 5:30 pm.


KiKit said...

congratz! Father Joe Cabantan... He was our parish priest before at San ROque Church in Catarman... We are proud of you too...

Gali said...

I'm with a local Newspaper in Malaybalay City. Is it OK to use one or two photos of Fr. Joe for our story on his ordination?
Thanks po.