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

18th April, 2021

3rd Sunday of Easter (B)

Witnessing

Today’s gospel gives us Luke’s version of the risen Lord’s appearance to his apostles on Easter night. The apostles and some disciples were gathered in a locked room...

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10th April, 2021

2nd Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy in Action

On the Easter Octave of 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina Kowalska, a nun and a mystic, whose apparitions and messages from the Lord inspired the devotion to the Divine...

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27th March, 2021

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday marks the start of Holy Week when we reverently remember the last days of the Lord. Palm Sunday recounts the triumphant entry of Jesus to Jerusalem, as...

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13th March, 2021

4th Sunday of Lent (B)

God's Saving Love

“God so loved the world that he sent his only Son, so that those who believe in him might not perish, but might have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16)

A favorite of...

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27th February, 2021

2nd Sunday of Lent (B)

The Mountain of God

Every second Sunday of Lent, the gospel reading tells the story of the Lord’s Transfiguration. This event happens six days after that deciding moment in Caesarea Philippi when...

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14th February, 2021

6th Sunday of the Year (B)

The Touch of God

For the past Sundays, we have seen Jesus healing all kinds of diseases. Today a leper approaches him and asks to be cured. Leprosy is considered among the most serious and dreaded illnesses...

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7th February, 2021

5th Sunday of the Year (B)

Even Jesus Prays

Our gospel reading is the continuation of last Sunday’s narrative wherein Jesus starts his Sabbath day by preaching in the synagogue and driving out an unclean spirit from an...

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31th January, 2021

4th Sunday of the Year (B)

A Credible Church

Last Sunday, we witnessed the beginning of Jesus’ ministry as he started to preach repentance and the gospel and called his first disciples. Today, we see him taking his ministry...

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24th January, 2021

3rd Sunday of the Year (B)

Fishers of Men and Women

In today’s gospel, Jesus inaugurates his ministry of preaching and calls his first disciples. He begins his ministry where John the Baptist ends his mission. John had earlier...

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10th January, 2021

Baptism of the Lord (B)

Beloved Son, Suffering Servant

Today’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord reminds us of our own baptism. Since most of us were baptized as infants, we generally take this sacrament for granted. This is unfortunate...

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27th December, 2020

Feast of the Holy Family (B)

Every Family, Holy Family

On this Sunday following Christmas, the Church joyfully celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family, and most fittingly so. After all, is not Christmas the most significant and memorable...

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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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