Ordained to the priesthood in 2003, Fr. Harold Anthony S. Parilla finished his theological studies at the Loyola School of Theology in Quezon City. After some years of work at the local seminary and in the chancery of the Diocese of Tagbilaran, he left for Rome to obtain a licentiate degree in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University. His academic résumé also includes masteral degrees in pastoral ministry and educational management from two Jesuit universities in the Philippines. For the most part, his ministry in the Church involves teaching and formation work. When circumstances allow, he also facilitates at spiritual retreats for various groups. Currently, he is formator and lecturer at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro City.