Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—Eight young men who finished the Aspirancy (Pre-Postulancy) Program at St. Paul Seminary Foundation in Silang, Cavite were formally accepted to the Postulancy Program on May 27, 2016. This was also their formal welcome to the SSP Cebu Community.

The simple rite was preceded by the morning Eucharistic celebration presided by the Local Superior, Fr. Paul Yntig. After the Mass, Fr. Leonardo Ellezar, Formator of the Postulants, presented the candidates to Fr. Paul who presided over the Acceptance Rites.

Six of the new Postulants underwent the regular seminary program. Theya are Vinz Anthony Aurellano, John Fred Caranzo, Ronel de los Reyes, Edgar Paolo Gaid, Sim Paul Gecana, and Ronel Soriano. They were joined by two adult vocations: Almir John Bagabaldo and Ramon Solomon Rivera.

Before departing for Cebu, the seminary community of Silang held a send-off rite for them on May 22. Their families were present at the Mass presided by Fr. Norman Pena, the Seminarey Rector. Joining him were the other formators: Fr. Joel Baguna and Fr. Ian Paul Empig.

- Post. Vinz Anthony Aurellano


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