With joy and hope, on August 26 in the Church of Our Lady of Mercy in Celaya, Guanajuato, took place the priestly ordination of the religious Rubén Plata by the laying on of hands of Bishop Félix Lázaro, Sch.P., Emeritus Bishop of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The ordination was attended by Fr. Emmanuel Suarez, Provincial of Mexico; Fr. Fernando Negro, Provincial of USA-PR; Fr. Javier Aguirregabiria, Provincial of Brazil-Bolivia, two prenovices of the province of Brazil-Bolivia whose trainer is Rubén Plata (as he currently is in the province of Brazil-Bolivia), as well as several religious of the province of Mexico, his parents, family and friends of Ruben.

The celebration took place in a family atmosphere; the Bishop in his homily invited Ruben to live his priesthood Calasanz style, focusing his life mainly in children and young people.

The next day, in the chapel of Christ the King in Celaya, Guanajuato, which is served by the community, Fr. Ruben Plata celebrated his first mass, the mass of children. It was an emotional moment accompanied by Piarists and family of Ruben.