Sacerdotal Ordination happens only once in a blue moon especially to a Christian minority country. That is the reason why the whole Apostolic Administration of Atyrau or in general the whole Catholic Church in Kazakhstan is in festive mood when Rev. Fr. Patrick Milan Napal, CJD was ordained as priest last April 02, 2019 in the cathedral of Transfiguration of our Lord. He is a Filipino and a member of the religious congregation of Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord. Rev. Fr. Patrick was ordained by the Bishop of Karaganda, Most Reverend Adelio Dell’Oro D.D.
The Apostolic Administrator of Atyrau Msgr. Dariusz Buras was thankful for everyone who joined in that great ecclesiastical celebration. Rev. Fr. Daniel Maurer, CJD, the Vice Superior of Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord was pleading all the people who were around to help the newly consecrated priest in his ministry. The said ordination was attended by 1 bishop 14 priests, 1 deacon and 10 sisters from different congregations. Parishioners in different parishes are also present with some Filipinoes who wished to witness the momentous event.
Rev. Fr. Patrick had his first mass last April 03, 2019. He was so thankful to God and to all the people who in one way or another have helped him to reach this stage of being consecrated as priest of Jesus Christ. Accordingly, he will be working as parish priest in Divine Mercy Parish in Kulsary City.