SJND Campus Minister Ordained as a Deacon
Director of Campus Ministry Jimmy Macalinao, who serves our school so capably by running our liturgies and retreat program, was ordained a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church by Bishop Michael Barber of the Diocese of Oakland on November 16.
As a Deacon, he is able to perform weddings and funerals, perform baptisms and preach the Gospel and homily at masses. He will also work in hospital and other outreach ministries to the sick and poor here in the diocese. The Bishop has assigned him to serve in the St. Joseph parish, where he can continue his valuable work with SJND students.
“Congratulations to Deacon Macalinao upon his ordination, a culmination of five years of academic and spiritual preparation,” said Principal Simon Chiu. “We are blessed to have a religious on our faculty here at SJND and look forward to his ministry to our school and our parish.”