On 28th April, 2018 on the feast of St. Peter Chanel, Fr. Larry Sabud, SM celebrated his 25 years anniversary as a Marist priest.
Fr. Larry was ordained by Bishop Juan De Dios Pueblos, DD at San Antonio de Padua Church on April 28, 1993. One of the assisting deacons in his ordination Abel Apigo was just recently ordained as new Bishop of the Diocese of Mati.
As a priest, he has been a formator, missionary in Peru-Venezuela, a parish priest, prison ministry chaplain, an advocate of Inter Religious Dialogue, District Superior of Asia, and a missionary to non-Christian country in Thailand.
He celebrated his anniversary in Ranong, Thailand where he is currently living and working for the Burmese migrants. He is the new superior of the Marist community also.
During the mass which he celebrated, he was grateful to many people who have journeyed with him since he entered the Society of Mary. He expressed his gratitude to Fr Pat Devlin, SM, the person who recruited him and who became his first formator. Fr Pat was present in the mass. He also thanked his family (parents and siblings), all the Marists, and the many people who have prayed and supported him for many years as a Marist priest.
After the mass, dinner was shared by those who came for the celebration. He would have always wanted his anniversary to be celebrated as simple as possible. And his desire was granted since he celebrated it in a Buddhist country.
We continue to pray for Fr. Larry especially for his parents who are not well and for his perseverance in his Marist priestly life.
He is the first Filipino Marist to be ordained in the Philippines.
Congratulations, Fr. Larry!