What a great week for the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, SF

20 May 2017

Mr. Edward Te was ordained to the Diaconate
on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral

Edward Te (Erlinda Te)
Sts. Peter & Paul, San Francisco
Place of birth: Quezon City, Philippines
Children: Emmanuel

I work as a senior property accountant in a real estate management company. The diaconate formation has been a good journey with my wife Erlinda, my classmates and their beloved wives. My vocation started with the love of teaching children through the religious education program at our parish. I share the gift of faith with children as the director of religious education and with adults in baptism preparation and other parish functions. Continuous education in our ministry is important to further knowledge and faith. I have learned and matured spiritually in deepening my prayer life, and intellectually with the rigors of coursework and class discussion. Through formation I am able to act more humanly, justly and kindly to the people I meet, working and serving in the various pastoral and liturgical ministries of the church. Living in the culturally diverse city of San Francisco, education, shared faith, and compassion are very much needed. The call and desire for ordination as the next stage in my spiritual and service-oriented formation becomes clearer. With the grace of God and inspired by the rich spiritual traditions that have formed me. “Da Mihi Animas Cetera Tolle, Ora et Labora, Luceat Lux” – may I imitate them in my ongoing humble service to God.