It was 25 years ago that Father Patrick Castro, OFM Cap, was ordained a priest at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica on Guam by Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, OFM Cap. Today, hundreds of family, friends and friars gathered to celebrate his jubilee at Santa Teresita Church in Mangilao.
The concelebrants walk to the entrance of the church just before Mass begins.
Guests were welcomed with shell leis.
The procession begins.
Fathers Ivo Sinaga, OFM Cap and Jose Villagomez, OFM Cap
Fr Pat's father Juan and mother Trinidad are seen in the middle of this photo.
Some of the music ministers.
The church was filled to capacity.
Fr Joseph English, OFM Cap, Vice Provincial was homilist.
Fr Andre Eduvala, OFM Cap, was Master of Ceremonies.
After communion, Archbishop Apuron gave a special blessing to our jubilarian.
After Mass, many expressions of congratulations and best wishes.
Some of the Sisters of Mercy who attended.
And one of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Just some of the many who enjoyed the dinner after Mass.