Parish Youth Congress 2013
LUCENA - The Parish Youth Congress was held las October 29, 2013 at the Edificio de San Fernando, St. Ferdinand Cathedral. The event was attended by the youth coming from the different parishes and religious groups in Lucena, such as the Parish Youth Ministry, Youth For Christ, and the Knights of the Altar....
Joint Celebration of the Feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and All Saint’s Day
IYAM – The Feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was celebrated in the Parish of the Our Lady of Lourdes last October 30, 2013.
The celebration of the Feast was preceded by the daily Masses, prayers, and the singing of the Salve Regina for the whole of the month of November in honor of Our Lady....
St. Pedro Calungsod's Pilgrim Image Visits Maryhill College
LUCENA CITY – The reception accorded to the pilgrim image of St. Pedro Calungsod and to the Diocesan Council of the Laity officers looked like a feast day celebration last Setyembre 23, 2013, which was headed by Fr. Edwin Baruelo, director of the school,together with the BED principal, Dr. Enriqueta Alcoreza,and the PTA president, Dr. Marnie Baybayan, and the teachers and students.
St. Bonaventure Parish holds Prayer Rally in Honor of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
MAUBAN – In preparation for the Feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, the parish of St. Bonaventure held Novena Masses and prayers. Through the leadership of Paraluman Devela, president of the association of Nuestra Senora del Rosario, every religious association was assigned a particular day to sponsor the activities
Agdangan holds REAP
AGDANGAN- “Go and make disciples of all nations! (Mt. 28:19)” was the theme of the Diocesan REAP (Recollection, Evaluation, Analysis and Planning) which was held by the Diocesan Youth Commission at the St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Agdangan, Quezon last October 19, 2013.
The celebration of the Feast was preceded by the daily Masses, prayers, and the singing of the Salve Regina for the whole of the month of November in honor of Our Lady.
The Mass was presided over by Fr. Noel Cabungcal, the parish priest, and Fr. Marcelo Cabarrubias, the parochial vicar. In his homily, Fr. Cabungcal emphasized the importance of praying the Rosary.
Highlighted in the event was the Rosary made out of blue and white balloons. From the church, the faithful carried the balloon rosary while praying its mysteries going to Lucena West I Elementary School Compound. The procession was led by Freddie Remoroza, president of the Parish Pastoral Council, who carried the cross of the rosary, and by Ernesto Manzano, vice-president of the Confraternity of Lay Ministers.
After the ceremonies, they let go off the balloons which really looked like a rosary as the balloons flew high up in the sky.
On this same day, the parish celebrated the All Saints’ Day. Instead of wearing halloween costumes, the youth, wore the habits resembling that of their patron saints.
After the Mass, the young people received the blessing from Fr. Cabungcal, after which two life size images of the angels holding holy water font located at the door of the church were blessed.
At the end of the celebration, the altar servers wearing the habits of the saints offered a hymn of praise in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Agot Pareja)