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Third Inanam lad to be ordained priest

Bingkasan (front 2nd from L) poses with his co-deacons and ordaining prelate after the diaconal ordination, 29 Oct 2016, Quezon City Philippines.

PENAMPANG – Come September 1, St Catherine Inanam will host its third priestly ordination ceremony.

Jesuit Deacon Leslie Bingkasan will be ordained priest at the Inanam church at 10:00 am by Archbishop John Wong.

Born on 27 Apr 1977, Leslie is the eldest in a brood of four boys and one girl born to Joseph Bingkasan and Mary Sodikit of Kg Kionsom Inanam.

Educated at SRJK (C) Yick Nam Inanam (1984-1989), Tshung Tsin (1990-1995), and Institut Sinaran (1996-1998), the ordinand was taking a course in microbiology at the University Malaya (1996-2002) when he resigned and worked as a journalist at the Herald Catholic Weekly (2002-2004).

He entered the Society of Jesus in 2004 and took his first vows in 2006.  After his theological studies at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, he was ordained deacon at the university church on 29 Oct 2016.

He will be the fifth Jesuit from Sabah, and the second from KK Archdiocese – the others being Father Peter Kim of Tawau (D), Father Joseph (Jojo) Fung of Kota Kinabalu, Father Justin Joannis of Kuala Penyu, and Father Alberto David of Keningau.

Leslie will also be the third person to be ordained priest in Inanam after Father Patrick Erik Jerome (1991) and Father Maxmillianno Hontor (2014).

Inanam lad ordained Jesuit Deacon

Bingkasn (front row, 2nd from L) poses with his fellow deacons and Bishop Santos after the ceremony, 29 Oct 2016.

Bingkasn (front row, 2nd from L) poses with his fellow deacons and Bishop Santos after the ceremony, 29 Oct 2016.

PENAMPANG – A son of Inanam Parish was ordained deacon at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines on 29 Oct 2016.

Leslie Joseph Bingkasan was among the 11 candidates who were ordained by Bishop Ruperto Cruz Santos of Balanga.  The candidates came from Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and Tanzania.

In his homily, the bishop exhorted the candidates: My dear deacons, Jesus also takes you for Him [God the Father]. You are taken for service to His people and in your service, like Saint Joseph and Saint Ignatius, be brave, bring Jesus and Mary with you, and after all is said and done, be at the background.   That is the way of service of the diaconate.

Born in Kg Kionsom Inanam on 27 Apr 1977, Leslie is the eldest in a brood of four boys and one girl born to Joseph Joswan Bingkasan and Mary Sodikit.  However, he was baptised at St Francis Xavier Petaling Jaya in 2001 while taking a course on microbiology at the Universiti Malaya (1998-2002).  He entered the Society of Jesus in 2004 after working as a journalist for Herald Catholic Weekly from 2002 to 2004.  He made his first profession in 2006.  He is currently finishing his theological studies at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines.

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