5/2/2013 2:25:00 PM Archbishop to ordain four transitional deacons
Four men will be ordained transitional deacons by Archbishop Alexander K. Sample on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Those being ordained are Francisco Bringuela, Jr., Martin Tavares Hernandez, Moises Leal Gonzalez, and Julio Torres Montejo.
Francisco Bringuela, Jr., was born in 1983 in Irosin, Sorsogon, Philippines. He attended elementary and secondary school in Sorsogon City, Philippines graduating from high school in 2000. He attended Christ the King Mission Seminary in Quezon City, Philippines graduating with a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 2004. After studying at Divine Word School of Theology in Tagaytay, Philippines, he moved to Oregon and has continued his studies at Mount Angel Seminary. His ministry formation has included a pastoral year working at The Madeleine Parish, Portland.
Martin Tavares Hernandez was born in 1967 in Jalisco, Mexico. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico graduating in 1989. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome in 2002. His ministry formation has included assignments at St. Patrick Parish, Portland, St. Alexander Parish, Cornelius, a pastoral year at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Astoria, and Clinical Pastoral Education at the University of California Davis, Sacramento, Calif.
Moises Leal Gonzalez was born in San Agustin de C. Jalisco, Mexico. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Jalisco, Mexico graduating in 1989. He also attended the Instituto Superior Santa Anita, Jalisco, Mexico earning a degree in private accounting in 1989. He entered the seminary in 2003 and received a degree in Philosophy from the Instituto Superior de Estudios Eclesiasticos in 2007. He has studied theology at Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, and at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corner, Wis.
Moises ministry training has included assignments at St. Mary Parish, Corvallis, St. Alice Parish, Springfield, St. Pius X Parish, Portland, and St. Paul Parish, Silverton.
Julio Cesar Torres Montejo was born in Cardenas, Tabasco, Mexico. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Agua Dulce, Veracruz, Mexico, graduating in 2000. He entered the seminary in 2000, and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Seminario Mayor Maria Immaculada in 2004 and a bachelor's degree in theology in 2007. He is currently studying at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis. His ministry formation has included a pastoral year at St. John the Apostle Parish, Oregon City.
After their ordination as deacons, all four men will continue their studies in theology working towards ordination to the priesthood.