Bro. William Paulino (L) and Bro. Jason Chargualaf (R)
After having completed their year in novitiate in California, Bros William Paulino and Jason Chargualaf returned to Guam in mid July to prepare for their First Profession. It is the time they pronounce the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience for the first time, and for one year. They still have several years of formation and discernment before they may ask to make these vows for the rest of their lives.
On Thursday, July 31, at Saint Francis Church in Yona, the two brothers made their First Profession before Father Joseph English, our Custos (or Superior).
Brothers Ryan Charfauros (far left) and Gavin Diego (far right), who made their First Profession some years ago, renewed their temporary professions at the same ceremony.
The church overflowed with family and friends.
Father Andre Eduvala was homilist.
At the dinner after Mass, the Knights of Columbus gave the brothers a donation to help with the expenses of their education. Thanks, Knights!
And congratulations, Brothers William and Jason, Ryan and Gavin!