Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 Feast of Saint Paul the First Hermit Parish Novena and Mass Schedule

The festivities in San Pablo City, Laguna in connection with the Feast of Saint Paul the First Hermit (San Pablo Ang Unang Ermitanyo) and the annual Coconut (Coco) Festival are well underway. Beyond all the nightly beer plaza as they dubbed it and the much anticipated Mardi Gras Street Dancing Competition (which will happen on January 13), the events are still rooted on religion. 

This year the parish of Saint Paul the First Hermit called it DPKK: Daan sa Pagkilala kay San Pablo Unang Ermitanyo. Listed below are the novenas and masses that have been held and will be held in San Pablo City Cathedral.

Novena (4:00 pm)

January 06 – Rev. Fr. Reine Eriga, VF
January 07 – Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Hayag
January 08 – Rev. Msgr. Alex Amante, STHD
January 09 – Rev. Jose Thor Villacarlos
January 10 – Rev. Msgr. Mario Rafael Castillo (Homilist: Rev. Fr. Jorge Seldon Coronado)
January 11 – Rev. Msgr. Eser Taguilaso
January 12 – Rev. Fr. Roy Reyes
January 13 – Rev. Fr. Edwin Lusterio
January 14 – Most Rev. Leo M. Drona, DD (Homilist: Rev. Fr. Jerry E. Gaela, PhD, EV)

Feast Day Mass – January 15

04:45 am – Cathedral Priests
06:15 am – Rev. Msgr. Jerry V. Bitoon, STHD, VG
07:45 am – Seminary Fathers
10:00 am – Most Rev. Buenaventura Famadico, DD (Homilist: Rev. Fr. Amado Picardal, CSSR)
08:00 am – Sacrament of Baptism (St. Jude Chapel – Deacons)
02:00 pm – Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales
04:00 pm – Most Rev. Emilio Marquez, DD
05:15 pm – Most Rev. Bernardino Cortez, DD
06:30 pm – Msgr. Melchor Barcena, JCL

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Fluvial Procession of Sto. Niño ng Batangas

A religious event ‘just around the corner’. Saw this announcement yesterday on the website of Batangas City Government.  This year’s Fluvial Procession of Sto. Niño ng Batangas will have the following itinerary. These are from the PIO of Batangas City.

1:00 pm - Assembly at the Basilica to Pick-up the Sto. Nino

1:15 pm - Motorcade with the Sto. Nino going to the Batangas City Convention Center

3:15 pm - Motorcade with the Sto. Nino from Convention Center via BSU and right to D. Silang St. Going to new market to Cuta Buhanginan

3:30 pm - Fluvial Procession along Calumpang River going to Brgy. 4 and back to Calumpang bridge

5:00 pm - Procession to the Basilica through the City main streets, Route: Calumpang Bridge to MH. Del Pilar St. Left to D. Atienza St. Left to D. Silang St. Left to P. Burgos St. Left to MH. Del Pilar St. Enter right to Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion

I am yet to dig for details about this event.

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First Sunday of 2017

Took a walk on the afternoon of this New Year’s Day.

People were visiting the local park. Others flocking  to the cathedral for their first’s mass of the year.

Cool breeze.
Lovely companion.

Welcome 2017!