April 19, 2017 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Parish Priest of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish, Rev Fr Joel Ma. Morata, OSM succumbed to medical complications and joined our Creator at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon of April 18, 2017 at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa. He was 53 years old. Fr Joel, as he was commonly called came to be the Parish Priest of St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish after he accepted his election to be the next parish priest during the vicariate chapter of the Philippine Vicariate of the Order of Servants of Mary in 2016.
Prior to serving as the Parish Priest of St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish, he served as Vicar-Provincial of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate of the Order of Servants of Mary and spent many years as a formator at the OSM-Philippine Vicariate’s Noviciate House in Monte Senaryo, Lucban, Quezon. Most of his students and formandees are now priests of the Order.
Fr Joel’s remains lie at the Parish Hall for viewing and for those who would want to pay their last respects. The funeral Mass is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9 in the morning at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Interment will follow at Everest Hills Memorial Park in Susana Heights, Muntinlupa City.
The Parish is currently under the care of the Parochial Administrator, Rev Fr Leonard Ma. Guiang, OSM.