Laguna bishop to ordain new priest

SAN PABLO CITY, April 16, 2010—The bishop of San Pablo Diocese is scheduled to ordain a new priest for the Diocese on April 22, 2010.

His Excellency Bishop Leo M. Drona will ordain Reverend Frederick M. Obcemia to the Order of Presbyters during a solemn ceremony and Concelebrated Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Church of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Biñan City.

According to his Facebook Account, Obcemia posted that he was born in Pagbilao, Quezon, raised in Malibay, Pasay City and now residing at Binan City.

He took up Philosophy at Letran Manila and Theology at the University of Sto. Tomas where he finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Canon Law.

“Priesthood is not an ambition to be achieved, but a grace to be received,” Obcemia wrote on facebook.

He also said he is “not in haste, my heart. Have faith in God and wait. Although it seems to linger long, it never comes too late. The Lord stretches our patience to enlarge our soul.”

Based on diocesan records, Obcemia’s ordination would raise the number of Diocesan Priests in Laguna to a total of 125. (Fr. Romulo O. Ponte)