On August 15, 2023 (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) three scholastics made their Perpetual Profession of Religious Vows in Sta. Cruz Church-Manila, presided by the Most Rev. Sofronio Bancud, SSS, D.D. (Bishop of Cabanatuan).
Remarkably, no Pinoy Sacramentino has joined this year’s batch of Perpetualist. These brothers from Uganda and China completed their formation and studies here in the Philippines: Br. Frederick Bugembe, SSS and Br. Emmanuel Byaruhanga, SSS (both from Uganda) and Br. Duo Ming Pei, SSS (from China).
They were consequently ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on August 19, 2023 by the Most Rev. Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD, D.D. (Bishop of Bangued, Abra) at the Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Provincialate House.
Rev. Bugembe, SSS and Rev. Byaruhanga, SSS returned to Uganda on August 22, 2023 to begin their diaconal ministry through their respective assignments.
Rev. Duo Ming Pei, SSS is the first Chinese national to join the Philippine Province and is assigned in the community of Sta. Cruz, Manila to serve as the Assistant Vocation Director for POLA.
It is both joy and honor of POLA to have assisted and accompanied them through the course of their formative years.
Provincial update N.24 - August 2023
Province of Our Lady of the Assumption