Biography of Bishop Buzon

Bishop Patricio Buzon, SDB, (Salesian Society of St. John Bosco/Salesians) was born March 14, 1950, in Cebu City, central Philippines, where he finished elementary education at the Asilo de la Milagrosa school. He entered the Don Bosco Academy High School in San Fernando, Pampanga, and later the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila where he got his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education, majoring in Electricity. He completed his Bachelor of Sacred Theology in the same university.

His first religious profession in the Salesian order was on June 29, 1967, and his perpetual profession was on May 24, 1973. A year after his priestly ordination on Dec. 8, 1976, he became the spiritual moderator of Don Bosco Missionary Seminary in Talisay, Cebu (1977-1982) and later served as its rector (1982-1988). He was also rector of Don Bosco Technical High School in Punta Princesa, Cebu (1988-1992).

For five years from 1992, he was the vice-provincial of the province. Afterwards, he served as provincial of the Salesians' Mary Help of Christians Province-South. He was ordained as a bishop on Feb. 19, 2003 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Punta Princesa.

On March 12, 2003 he was installed as the second bishop of the Diocese of Kabankalan. After 13 years as prelate of Kabankalan, he was appointed as the sixth shepherd of the Diocese of Bacolod on May 24, 2016. He was installed at the San Sebastian cathedral last August 9, 2016.


Coat of Arms

Left Upper Portion: On dexter chief (gold), a Cross argent (silver) with two crossed arrows in gules (red), symbols of the martyrdom of St. Sebastian and Titular of both the Diocese and Cathedral of Bacolod.
Left Lower Portion: On a field of azure (blue) at base, the cathedral of Bacolod on a hill terrain – hence, the name Bacolod and a sugarcane stalk with vegetation to depict the major industry of Negros Occidental
Right Half Top: The green shamrock is the symbol which St. Patrick, patron of Ireland and namesake of the bishop, used to teach about the Trinity, the source of every communion (NMI, 42)
Right Half Middle: The acronym MAC stands for Maria Auxilium Christianorum (Mary Help of Christians), Patroness the Salesian Society to which the bishop belongs; to her he entrusts his life and ministry.
Right Half Bottom: The Cross of Magellan is a landmark of Cebu, the birthplace of the bishop.

Bishop's Homilies

20th December, 2020

4th Sunday of Advent (B)

Flat

As we come to the end of Advent, we see the final unfolding of God’s plan of salvation through history replete with surprises at every turn. Today’s readings tell of God’s...

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13th December, 2020

3rd Sunday of Advent (B)

Rejoice Always!

Today, John the Baptist is once again presented to us, this time by the gospel of John, as one sent by God “to testify to the light.” This light is Christ who, “stands...

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6th December, 2020

2nd Sunday of Advent (B)

Desert Experience

“Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid…”

How...

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28th November, 2020

1st Sunday of Advent (B)

Wake Up!

Today we begin a new year in the Church calendar (cycle B). As with every liturgical year, we start with the season of Advent which prepares us for the celebration of Christmas. While...

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