Saturday, January 21, 2006

Fiesta of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr. 20 January 2006, Friday

The annual fiesta celebration in honor of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, was celebrated by the whole parish last 20 January, the feast day of St. Fabian. The celebration began with the 7:30 AM procession in honor of St. Fabian. The images of the different barangay patron saints were also brought in for the procession.

The mass of thanksgiving in honor of St. Fabian was celebrated by Msgr. Oscar V. Cruz, DD, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan. He preached about the difficulties and challenges that are besetting the Filipino people today. The good news however is that we as a people have a God who has mercy on us. Repeatedly the good Archbishop prayed the Kyrie: Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by Very Rev. Fidelis B. Layog, the Vicar Forane of the Vicariate of the Queen of Apostles. He is at present the Parish Priest of the Holy Family Parish, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan.

St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, pray for us!