Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Miag-ao Parish welcomes the newly assigned and installed Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Raul Dayaday. The Installation Rites and Eucharistic Celebration was presided by Most Rev. Jose Romeo O. Lazo, D.D., Archbishop of Jaro, on April 30, 2021 at 9:00AM. It was concelebrated by 11 priests, namely, Rev. Msgr. Claudio Sale, Rev. Msgr. Sergio Jamoyot, Rev. Fr. Bernabe Tutana, Rev. Fr. Roberto Palencia, Rev. Fr. Manuel Gonzales, Rev. Fr. Carlo Noquez, Rev. Fr. Ricardo Iniego, Rev. Fr. Jose Ma. Enrique Evidente, Rev. Fr. Gremar Lacson, Rev. Fr. Jose Mauricio Tacadao, Rev. Fr. Ildefonso Cachuela, and Rev. Fr. Joaper Geraneo.
The Parish Councils, different religious organizations, parishioners of Miagao, as well as, the guests from San Dionisio Parish joined this joyful celebration. The former parish priest of Miagao was the late + Rev. Fr. Winifredo Losaria. Fr. Dayaday was formerly assigned at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, San Dionisio, Iloilo. As the newly installed has sworn in his Oath: “I, REV. FR. RAUL DAYADAY, in assuming the office of Parish Priest, promise that in my words and in my actions I shall always preserve communion with the Catholic Church.
With great care and fidelity I shall carry out the duties incumbent on me toward the Church, both universal and particular, in which, according to the provisions of the law, I have been called to exercise my service.
In fulfilling the charge entrusted to me in the name of the Church, I shall hold fast to the deposit of faith in its entirety; I shall faithfully hand it on and explain it, and I shall avoid any teachings contrary to it. I shall follow and foster the common discipline of the entire Church and I shall maintain the observance of all ecclesiastical laws, especially those contained in the Code of Canon Law. With Christian obedience I shall follow what the Bishops, as authentic doctors and teachers of the faith, declare, or what they, as those who govern the Church, establish. I shall also faithfully assist the diocesan Bishops, so that the apostolic activity, exercised in the name and by mandate of the Church, may be carried out in communion with the Church.” (Excerpts from his Profession of Faith and Oath)

Welcome to Miagao, Fr. Raul Dayaday! Congratulations and God bless.

by: Joshua Eugene Molanida
Photos: Mark John Salazar

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