DIOCESAN CIRCULAR NO. 17, Series of 2010
To: All Clergy, Religious, and Lay Faithful
Re: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo C. de Leon (+)
Your Reverences, Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Peace in the Lord!
Our beloved REV. FR. LORENZO COLIPANO DE LEON passed away on 13 August 2010 at 10:30 p.m. He suffered a massive heart attack and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Aquinas University Hospital in Legazpi City. He was 66 years old.
He has served the Local Church of Legazpi as a priest for close to 40 years. During this long and fruitful ministry he was assigned as Rector of St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Tabaco City; Vice-Rector of Holy Rosary Major Seminary in Naga City; Pastor of the Parishes of Manito, Tiwi and Camalig; Vicar Forane of the Second Vicariate; and Member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council. He also served as Chaplain to overseas Filipino workers in the Archdiocese of Paris in France from 1997 to 2003.
But perhaps the most memorable thing about him is his gift of music. Generations of seminarians, priests and choir members, whom he had taught and shared the love of music in the liturgy, are forever grateful to him.
The wake is being held at the Parish Pastoral Center of St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish in Tiwi, starting 16 August, Monday. The funeral is scheduled on 20 August 2010, Friday, 2:00 p.m., at the St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish Church.
Let us pray for his eternal bliss in the presence of our Father in heaven.
Requiescat in pace. Pray for us too, Mamò Enzo.
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
+ JOEL Z. BAYLON
Bishop of Legazpi
Rev. Fr. Rex Paul B. Arjona
16 August 2010