A Jesuit, Filipino, and Asian Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology
TIMOTEO JOSE M. OFRASIO, S.J., S.L.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic and Sacramental Theology
Loyola House of Studies
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. (+63 02) 4266101
Office: (+63 02) 4266430 ext. 3616
Christian Worship; Christian Initiation; Penance, Anointing of the Sick, and Christian Marriage; Liturgical Presidency
Areas of Interest
Liturgy, Sacred Art, Sacred Music, Church Architecture, Fine Arts, Pastoral Apostolate, Seminary Formation, Lay Formation
From Alaminos, Laguna and Manila. Fr. Tim studied first cycle of Theology at Loyola School of Theology, was ordained to the priesthood in 1979. He obtained his Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontificio Istituto Sant’Anselmo in Rome, Italy in 1987, and earned his Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the same institution in 1990, with the dissertation, Baptismal Images in Patristic and Liturgical Sources. He taught courses in Liturgy and the Sacraments at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro City from 1986 to 2004, where he was Spiritual Director (1990-94), Vice-Rector (1994-1998) and Rector (1998-2004). Prior to special studies, he worked in the pastoral field as Associate Pastor of San José Manggagawa Parish in Marikina (1980-82), and Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Buug, Zamboanga del Sur (now Zamboanga Sibugay), Prelature (now Diocese) of Ipil (1982-84), and as Associate Pastor in Sacred Heart Parish in Cebu City (2007-08), teaching part time at Seminario Mayor de San Carlos. He was Regional Secretary for East Asia and Oceania (now East Asia and the Pacific) from 2004-2005. He is also part of the faculty at Paul VI Institute of Liturgy in Malaybalay (1990-to the present). Fr. Tim joined LST as Associate Professor in 2008. He was Consultor of the Commission on Liturgy of the CBCP from 1994-1997, and Cagayan de Oro Archdiocesan Chair of the Commission on Liturgy from 1994-2000, and was consultant to the archdiocese on matters of church architecture.