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1936                 In  Memoriam                   2020

                     REV. FR. ALFREDO PIAD, OSJ

                                (From the OSJ Philippines' Archives)

         Born in Zarraga, Iloilo, Philippines on August 24, 1936
         57 years in the Religious Life
         53 years in the Priesthood
         Buried in the tomb of the Congregation in San Jose

             INSTITUTE (Minor Seminary) in San Jose in 1955. Then he
        Ftook up his  philosophical  studies  at the Jesuits’  San Jose
         Seminary in Quezon City from 1958 to 1962. He entered the
         novitiate in Armeno, Novara,  Italy in 1962. He had  his first
         religious profession on  September  30,  1963.  He  took  up
         theology at the OSJ Studentato Internazionale in Rome, Italy
         from 1963 to 1967. He had his perpetual profession of the vows
         on October 2, 1966. He was ordained priest on March 18, 1967.

          He returned to the Philippines after his ordination and was assigned as assistant parish priest
          of Santuario de San Jose in Greenhills and prefect of discipline of the college seminarians from
          1967 to 1968. Then he was assigned as assistant parish priest of Our Lady of the Most Holy
          Rosary Parish in Rosario from 1968 to 1970. He became the parish priest of San Isidro Labrador
          Parish in Cuenca from 1970 to 1974. He was appointed as superior delegate from 1974 to 1977,
          and was reappointed for a second term, from 1977-1979. As superior delegate, he participated
          in the 10th General Chapter of the Congregation in Rome in 1975. He also served as the rector
          of St. Joseph Mission Institute from 1974 to 1978. Then he became the parish priest of San Juan
          Nepomuceno Parish in San Juan from 1979 to 1981. He became the parish priest of St. James
          the Greater Parish in Ibaan from 1981 to 1989. During this time, he became active in the Cursillo
          Movement and was appointed as the Episcopal Delegate of the Cursillos of the Archdiocese of
          Lipa in 1989. He was elected as a delegate to the 11th General Chapter of the Congregation
          in 1981. He was elected as vice-delegate superior from 1982 to 1986. He then served as rector
          of the OSJ Formation Center (College Seminary) from 1989 to 1992; rector and prefect of the
          theology students in Biñan from 1992 to 1993; and parish priest of Christ the King Parish in San
          Pedro, Laguna from 1993 to 1998. When the Province opened its mission in Jaro, Iloilo, he was
          sent there from 1998 to 2001 to form the people in the area into a community and prepare
          them in the establishment of the future parish. Then he was assigned as assistant parish priest
          of St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish and spiritual director of the OSJ Minor Seminary in San Jose
          from 2001 to 2002; assistant parish priest of Christ the King Parish in San Pedro from 2002-
          2003; assistant parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in San Pedro from 2002-2007; and
          spiritual director and confessor of the College Seminary in Lipa from 2007 and there he retired.
          He suffered some inevitable ailments due to aging and was taken care of by the confreres. He
          weakened gradually and, on October 2, 2020, at eight o’ clock in the morning he peacefully
          returned to the Creator.

          Fr. Piad served the Congregation and the Province well through his gifts of leadership and
          wisdom. He was also known for his untiring dedication to the pastoral ministry and passion
          for preaching. In his old age, he was always available for confession, spiritual direction and
          teaching. His presence served as an inspiration to the younger generations of fidelity to the
          priesthood and religious life.
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