July 3 marks the loss of a good person in the Recoletos family, Rev. Fr. Delfin Castillo, OAR at the age of 68. He passed at 10:03 pm of multiple organ failure due to pancreatic cancer.
The last religious assignment of Fr. Castillo was at the San Sebastian College – Recoletos Canlubang Laguna as the HRDC Head and Assistant Property Administrator. During his early years as the servant of the Lord, he was very obedient to his religious assignments:
1972 – San Carlos City Negros Occidental
1979 – Bacolod City
1991 – Talisay City Negros Occidental
1997 – Spain
1997 – Talisay City, Cebu
2003 – Provincialate, Quezon City
2011 – San Sebastian College – Recoletos Canlubang, Laguna
In the burial mass held last July 7 at the San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish, attended by Fr. Delfin’s friends, relatives and brothers from the order, his nephew Rev. Fr. Randy Castillo, OAR shared his last months’ life experience with his “Tito Delfin”. Fr. Randy was able to ask for his Tito Delfin’s message to the Recoletos family. Among Fr. Delfin’s message was “Maraming, maraming, maraming salamat po.” He gave thanks to the people who offered prayers for him, for all the people who became his brothers and sisters. Fr. Delfin thanked God for the servers and parishioners of the church. He also asked for continuous support for the religious vocation with prayers, love and care. Fr. Delfin also gave emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation.