Rev. Fr. Peter Abatan joined St Theresa's minor seminary, Oke Are, Ibadan from 1992 to 1998 for his spiritual year and in 1998 he went to All Saints Major seminary, Uhiele Ekpoma.
Ordained a deacon on 16th June 2007
On Saturday 8th December 2008 he was ordained to the priesthood by His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Okogie at St Leo's Catholic Church, Ikeja.
As a Priest, he has worked in various Parishes within the Archdiocese of Lagos:
- St. Agnes Maryland - Associate Priest
- Ss Philip and James - Associate Priest
- Regina Caeli, Bogije - Parish Priest
- St Leo, Ikoga-Zebe - Parish Priest
- St. Augustine College of Education Akoka - Chaplain from 2018 – Till date
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
O, Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep the priests,
your servants, within the shelter of your Sacred Heart,
where no one may harm them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch your sacred body.
Keep unsullied their lips purpled with
your precious blood.
Keep pure their hearts scaled
with the sublime marks of your glorious priesthood.
Let your holy love surround them and
shield them from the world’s contamination.
Bless their labours with abundant fruit, and
may the souls to whom they minister here
below be their joy and consolation,
and in heaven, their beautiful and