Following custom in this parish, the time has come for priests to rotate their assignments. Let’s all welcome Fr. Serge Santos, OFM who will be with us regularly for 2 years, and Fr. Tony Eguiguren, OFM who will be serving the parish until August 30, 2014.
FR. SERGIO “SERGE” SANTOS, OFM
Friar Serge hails from Caloocan City. His parents were originally from Bulacan.
He has been a professed friar for 34 years. He obtained his Master of Divinity degree at the Franciscan School of Theology, GTU, in Berkeley, California.
He obtained his Bachelor in Commercial Science degree, major in Business Administration and Management and minor in Accounting, Banking and Finance at San Beda College, Manila.
His secular life was filled with a wealth of experiences: as an employee of Araneta University for one year;administrative and clerical employee of Marsman and Co., Inc. for ten years; trust accounting specialist and trust tax technician of Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, California for 10 years.
Serge immigrated to the U.S.A. as professional immigrant in 1968. He was inspired by the Holy Spirit while working in the bank and joined the Franciscans of the St. Barbara Province in California. Serge lived, worked and ministered for 36 years in California before transferring to the Franciscans of San Pedro Bautista Province, Philippines.
As a Franciscan he served in various capacities as parochial vicar, pastor, chaplain, bursar, director/formator, pastoral counselor, and spiritual director.
He is a new member of the community of the pastoral team although he has been assigned here some eight years ago. Being elderly, his main ministry will be counselling and confessions. He will be available for counselling on MWF 9am-11am and by appointment.
FR. ANTONIO “TONY” EGUIGUREN, OFM
Fr. Antonio Eguiguren, OFM is not new to the Parish community having stayed here for a year and half four years ago. Fr. Tony is a member of the Belgian Province, although he is originally from Spain. He is a visiting professor at the Institute of Consecrated Life, and is part of our community until August 2014. He feels at home in our parish, especially with the Spanish –speaking parishioners.