29 December 2008

Apostleship of Prayer celebrates 100 years

The Apostleship of Prayer of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr celebrated its 100th Foundation Anniversary last 28 December. Since 1908, the parishioners had organized themselves to observe and spread the practices of the Apostleship of Prayer as well as the spread of the devotion to the Sacred Heart.

The program to celebrate the anniversary started with a prayer by Sis. Salome B. Sison, the Vice-President, followed by the singing of the Lupang Hinirang led by Sis. Leticia Z. Somintac. The Parish Priest, Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, welcomed the members and the guests of the celebration. Mrs. Alicia Z. Gubatan introduced the Guest of Honor and Speaker, Msgr. Rafael S. Magno, Jr, Vicar General and the Parish Priest of the St. John the Evangelist Parish (Dagupan City). He was also the former parish priest of San Fabian for 16 years.

A Eucharistic celebration capped the whole affair with Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, as the celebrant and homilist.

The following are the Officers of the Apostleship of Prayer of San Fabian Parish: Mrs. Filomena Z. Sagun, President; Mrs. SAlome B. Sison, Vice-President, Ms. Francisca S. Zambrana, Secretary, Ms. Nunila S. Quiros, Treasurer, with Mrs. Paciencia E. Verzosa and Ms Lourdes L. Patungan as Advisers.

The theme of the 100th year foundation anniversary was: "The Apostleship of Prayer: A Way to Sanctity for the Third Millenium".