Reverend Father Alfredo Alabado, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fatima in Manicahan, who also serves as Archdiocesan Director of the Liturgical Apostolate, and Vicar Forane of the Eastern Vicariate, has passed away following a ghastly vehicular accident on June 25.

The unfortunate incident was reported to have occurred along the mcll highway, barangay culianan fronting the BMEG MILLING CORPORATION.

The report of his demise shook the jurisdiction, calling for eulogies from all who have encountered “the warm priest”.

As a Former Parish Priest of Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Culianan, I was one of his sacristans, and later on a Parish Youth Leader. He would also later be my godfather or ninong when I received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

He later served as the Chaplain for the Hospital Ministry of the archdiocese, and later on as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Peñafrancia Parish in Calarian and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Manaoag in Tumaga.

Until today, he was the current Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Manicahan and Director of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Apostolate.

Fr. Fred’s tragic death leaves us all in sadness and in grief. But today’s gospel bring us reassurance that even when the storms of life seem fierce, let us always trust in the Lord, the Divine Mercy”, Mark Alviar Saavedra wrote.


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