MANILA, July 29, 2010— The Archdiocese of Caceres mourns the passing of 35-year old Rector of the Holy Rosary Preparatory Seminary and Archdiocesan Vocation Director Fr. Baltazar A. Acompanado, Jr.
In a statement released and signed by Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legazpi, O.P., D.D. today, it was learned Fr. Acompanado was found dead in his room at the Preparatory Seminary (High School), San Jose, Camarines Sur at about 9:30 A.M. Wednesday, July 28.
Archbishop Legazpi described Fr. Acompanado as “a good and dedicated priest.”
“There is an on-going process of verification as regards the particular circumstance of his demise,” the 75-year old prelate said.
The late seminary rector was first appointed Parochial Vicar of St. John the Evangelist church in Naga City on March 24, 2003 and Professor/Formator of the Holy Rosary Preparatory Seminary in San Jose, Camarines Sur on November 22, 2003, Assistant Coordinator of SPARC from May 15, 2004 until his appointment as Assistant Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Social Action on April 2, 2006.
He was named Professor and Formator of the Holy Rosary Major Seminary on April 2, 2006 and later Rector/Vocation Director of the Holy Rosary Preparatory Seminary last November 28, 2006.
His remains lie in sate at the Good Shepherd Chapel of the Holy Rosary Major Seminary, Naga City where a concelebrated funeral mass will be offered on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
Interment will follow at the Resurrection Garden, the burial ground for priests from the Archdiocese of Caceres. (Melo M. Acuna)