Mar 20 2024


19 March 2024


Upon the request and recommendation of Fr Francis Lim, SJ, the Regional Superior of the Jesuits of Malaysia-Singapore, His Grace Most Reverend Archbishop John Wong Soo Kau, DD of Kota Kinabalu has agreed to ordain Deacon Nalerin Erone Bin Nahfirin, SJ to the Sacred Order of Presbyter on Jul 31, 2024 at 7.00 PM in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu.

Deacon Nalerin Erone, SJ is from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He joined the Society of Jesus on Jun 22, 2012 and was ordained Deacon on Feb 4, 2023 in Madrid.

Below is his formation itinerary:

June 2012 – June 2014: Novitiate formation at Novitiate St Stanislaus Kostka Girisonta, Semarang, INDONESIA.

June 2014 – December 2017: Philosophy formation at Sekolah Tinggi Filsafat Driyarkara, Jakarta, INDONESIA.

January 2018 – December 2019: Regency formation at St Joseph’s Private Secondary School, Kuching, MALAYSIA.

January 2020 – May 2023: Theology formation at Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, SPAIN.

June 2023 – present: Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Spirituality) at Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, SPAIN.

Catholic are obliged to reveal any impediments or circumstances that would prevent Deacon Nalerin Erone from entering the Sacred Order and should contact the parish priest or Archbishop John Wong with such information (Canon Law 1043)

The publication of these banns fulfills the canonical requirement of Canon Law 1051, 2o.


Yours Sincerely,

Fr Wilfred Atin


Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu.