Fr. Louie Guades III, CMF was ordained Priest together and Rev. Anthony Vo Van Tung, CMF was ordained Deacon in the morning of Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Oas, Albay by Most Reverend Joel Baylon, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Legazpi, Chair of the Episcopal Commission on Youth of the Philippines.
The celebration that started at eight in the morning was the first ordination to be held in the said parish in 407 years as a
christian community. It was attended by the faithful, different religious organizations of the parish, former classmates, teachers and friends of Fr. Louie as well as his relatives. Eighteen Claretian priests, most specially the Bicolano Claretians were present during the celebration. A bus full of parishioners, Claret School teachers and staff, seminarians who were distributed to different foster families in Oas also witnessed the occasion.
Reverend Anthony’s father, brother and the lady sponsor came all the way from Vietnam to the Philippines, to Oas, Albay in particular to also witness the ordination to the diaconate of Rev. Anthony.
After lunch at St. Michael Academy, the people went back to the same church to celebrate the First Mass of Fr. Louie in bicolano liturgy. Fr. Larry Miranda, CMF gave the homily during the occassion. Snacks was served after the mass at Brgy. Maporong, Oas, Albay.