Yesterday was Fr. Ervin’s ordination at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford, Illinois. I have no doubt he will serve the Lord faithfully and he will be an outstanding servant of God.
It was my first time attending an ordination for a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. I felt it was a great honor to witness it. For me it was a very memorable event, I could just imagine how proud his family must be.
Fr. Ervin graduated Magna Cum Laude at the seminary in Mundelien, University of St. Mary of the Lake. He follows a long line of Filipino priests from the Mundelein Seminary who graduated with very high honors. They certainly worked very hard despite all their circumstances, mainly being separated from their families and for some of them, financial. But they all have some one up there who guides and leads them through their vocation.
The whole ceremony was very touching especially the part when the bishops and the other priests layed their hands on them for prayers and blessings.
Congratulations Fr. Ervin! I will keep you in my prayers that God will guide and protect you always so you can better serve the Lord and your flock.