Fr. Adolfo Occeno began his formation for the Holy Priesthood at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Bacold City in his native Philippines. His Major Seminary studies took place at the Pontifcal Seminary of Saint Thomas in Manila where he earned a Licientate in Sacred Theology and a Master of Arts in Oriental Religions and Cultures. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bacold in 1995. After years of serving parishes and as chancellor of his home-diocese of Bacold, he came to the Unites States to serve the parishes of the Archdiocese of New York.
Fr. Adolfo has served faithfully as parochial vicar of the Parish of Saint Mary, Mother of the Church since 2002.