Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fr. Bong Monares: The Season of Priest Transfer

Every 3 or 5 yrs, the Catholic Dioceses are facing their challenges through transferring of priest from one parish to another. They are being appointed and turned over to their respective parish by the Bishop. For the first time I was able to witness and accompany Fr. Bong Monares to the parish where he was appointed for another term. Sadness, emotional feelings and tears were seen before we traveled especially to the faithful parishioners and his friends. Even though they already knew from the beginning that there will be day to say goodbye and Yeah! for the people close to him sometimes it's hard to let go but all you need to do is cry and smile at the end. While observing, I saw him smiling and joking before we left but I believe that it is not easy for him too because he served in the parish with full dedication , love and we were bonded as a family.

From left to right: Eddie, Lando, Kuya Jun, Me, Nonoy, Fr. Bong, Mader and Weng-weng
Photo taken outside the entrance of Bamboo, New Bataan

Last June 2, 2012.  We joined the trip to New Bataan (Fr. Bong's new appointed parish) together with some parishioner's of San Isidro Parish. I would like to take the opportunity to express my warmest THANK YOU to Fr. Bong Monares for accepting our invitation to be our celebrant during our wedding. Thank you so much for being our friend, our priest and family! You became God's instrument to bless us as husband and wife... Time may fly so fast but the beginning of our love story will remain and it will always start with the day you blessed us.

The couple with Fr. Bong on white t-shirt

Good Luck Fr. Bong to your new assignment and God Bless you always! Thank you so much!

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