Notre Dame of Greater Manila warmly welcomes its new Acting School Director in the person of Br. Noel P. Garcia, OMI.
Br. Garcia was born on August 24, 1966 in Manila. He is the eldest of the four children of Emelita Garcia and the late Francisco M. Garcia. Raised in Rosario Cavite, it was there at the same province of another town that Br. Garcia spent his elementary education at De La Salle Supervised Saint Francis School. He had his secondary education at the Philippine Science High School and took up BS Biology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City. Br. Garcia earned his Medical Degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Centre, and got his license as a Physician in 1993.
He was a young medical doctor then when he entered the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He professed first vows in May 21, 1996 in Cotabato City. On February 17, 2000 he made his perpetual profession as an Oblate Brother. During this time, he finished his MA in Pastoral Ministry at Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University.
It was in Tawi-Tawi where he was entrusted his first assignment. He was tasked to be the School Director of Notre Dame of Sibutu from 2000-2003. The following year until 2007, he was assigned to be a missionary to Secularity Team in Birmingham, England,UK. Br. Garcia was then sent to Seoul, South Korea in 2008 to minister to the elders,homeless, and others in a soup kitchen, and stayed there until 2009. He came back to the Philippines after his missionary works abroad and from 2010 to 2013, he was assigned to formation as Postulant Director in Cotabato.
Br. Garcia is currently assigned as Spiritual Director at Our Lady of Assumption Scholasticate in Quezon City (2013 to present). He has been recently designated as Notre Dame of Greater Manila’s Acting School Director.
The community of NDGM congratulates Br. Noel P. Garcia, OMI and wishes him a fruitful stay in this Oblate School. May the holy Spirit guide him in his new mission as Notre Dame of Greater Manila is now put under his directorship and care.