The Rev. Roy Coloma

Associate Priest

The Rev. Roy Coloma

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I was born on June 10, 1934 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. I entered in the Roman Seminary and I stayed there for five years of study, then transferred to the Philippine Independent Church.

On November 24, 1957, I was ordained to the priesthood. I was assigned by the Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Manuel Apostol as a missionary to the Diocese of Ilocos Sur, Abra and La Union, Philippines. After three years of missionary work, I served as parish rector in two different parishes in the Diocese of the Second District of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. I spent three years in the Parish of Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. For nine years I served the parish of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Currinao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

I immigrated to the United States of America, Sacramento, California on July 24, 1969. In 1975 I became a naturalized American Citizen. On November 17, 1971, I presented myself to the Bishop of the Diocese of Northern California, the Rt. Rev. Clarence R. Haden, Jr., as a priest of the Philippine Independent Church, a sister church of the Episcopal Church. He granted me the license to celebrate the Holy Eucharist and preach. I served under the vicarship of the Rev. Barry Williams in the Church of our Merciful Savior, Sacramento.

On June 22, 1999, the Rt. Rev. Jerry A. Lamb formally recognized my ministry at St. Mary's Episcopal Church parish and also my transfer to the church in the United States.

My family and I are so happy and grateful that I can help in one way or the other in the growth and success of the church for God's honor and glory.

-Father Restituto "Roy" Coloma