It was Pope Francis' 2nd day in the Philippines. The pope first had a courtesy call with the President, then celebrated his first mass in the country at the Manila Cathedral before his meeting with the families held at the MOA Arena.
This guy, identified as Kenneth Rey Parsad, got instant fame when he caught netizens' attention because of his good looks when he served in the Papal mass for the singing of the Responsorial Psalm. But I think, it wasn't only his looks. It also added that he's got an awesome voice as well, that's why he was a hit on social media (and unintentionally led some people to sin?). Watch and listen to him, if in case you missed it: (video credit to GMA Network, upload courtesy of Joemar Belleza)
As one Twitter user puts it (@thedanadiaries), this guy is handsome, talented and religious.
All rolled into one, an ideal guy for every girl out there. But sorry girls, this hairy guy (who sported a clean-shaven look at the mass) is pursuing his vocation to priesthood.
Based on the information I got, Kenneth Rey Parsad, a native of Bangued, Abra, is currently a 3rd Year Theology seminarian from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Central Seminary. He's half-Israeli and even took high school at the St. Joseph Seminary in Nazareth, Israel.
And this instant fame after singing at the mass has already reached Kenneth. In his Facebook account, he posted a lengthy status update, telling everyone that he is thankful and blessed to be given that rare opportunity to serve in Pope Francis' mass. He's even more grateful for the overwhelming appreciation and comments he's been getting. He however reminded everyone that it wasn't about him, but it's all about our Lord.
Kenneth Rey Parsad: "It was really an enormous blessing to serve during Pope Francis' mass in the Manila Cathedral. The Lord is so good even to the unworthy, like me! This experience will always be close to my heart.
However, the Lord has not been content with just giving me this opportunity to serve in the mass. He gave me even more! He brought a lot of persons to me through the social media.
I thank you all, my dear friends, for your requests and messages. I really want to speak to you one by one, but alas, I can't, just yet. I thank you so much for your appreciation, guys. Thank you po. I would like to remind you all that it's not about me, okay? It's all about Christ our Lord. :)"
To pursue or not to pursue priesthood? The netizens are making a choice for him. - Mykiru.ph