Br. Francisco S. Garces, OFMCap. celebrated his 50th Presbyteral Anniversary on June 29, 2016, Solemn Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Br. Francisco is noted as the first Filipino Capuchin priest who is a product of Capuchin clerical formation in the Philippines. And as such Br. Artemio T. Raymundo, OFMCap. , designated homilist for the occasion distinguished Br. Francisco as ” first among the many.”
Br. Francis, as many calls him, renewed his priestly commitment during the Eucharist to Br. Eugenio Juanilo P. Lopez, OFMCap., Provincial Minister of the Capuchins in the Philippines. Several Capuchin priests concelebrated in the Eucharist thanking God for His faithfulness in blessing Br. Francis with priestly perseverance and service. Friends, family and other religious joined in the celebration.