10 May 2009

Barangay Visitation moves to Brgy. Inmalog Sur from Bolaoen

9 May – San Fabian. The Barangay Visitation of the images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary held its last day in Brgy. Bolaoen last 9 May, Saturday. The culminating activities began at 9:00 AM with the praying of the Holy Rosary and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. Bro. Tony prepared the community in the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism with bolaoen09visit.12 a brief catechism on the sacrament of baptism.

The Visitation in Brgy. Bolaoen, as in all succeeding Barangay Visitations, lasted for a week. A catechism on Family and Life, on Responsible Parenthood, was given to the adult members of the community last 6 May, Wednesday. This was given by Bro. Diosdado Vallejos, the Parish FLA coordinator. He was assisted by Bro. Tony Supremido,the Parish BEC Coordinator.

Typhoon Emong

The scheduled adult catechism on the Basic Doctrines of the Church (Signs and Symbols) on 7 May, Thursday, was cancelled due to the onslaught of Typhoon Emong which ravaged the province of Pangasinan. The residents had to put extra protective covering to the sacred images at the height of the Typhoon Emong’s fury. Some residents had to sleep in the chapel and kept vigil to safeguard and protect the sacred images from the strong winds of Typhoon Emong.

Typhoon Emong also moved the holding of the Youth Encounter a day later. The youth of Bolaoen held their weekend Youth Encounter from 8 May to 10 May, Friday to Saturday. The Youth Encounter was held under the Parish Youth Apostolate Committee under Bro. Marvin Borja, the PYAC Coordinator.

The Friday Adult Catechism on the Bible was held after weather had calmed down. Bros. Estephen Espinoza and Randolph Romero, seminarians of the Archdiocese of LIngayen-Dagupan, gave the seminar.

Farewell Day

On Saturday, 9 May the Visitation ended in Bolaoen. A mass was celebrated at 10:00 in the morning. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the residents before the celebration of the Eucharist. The Sacrament of Baptism was received by six children after the Mass.

Transfer to Brgy. Cosait, Inmalog Sur

At 1:00 PM of Saturday, 9 May, a procession of the residents was held; the images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed bolaoen09visit.17 Virgin Mary were brought from the chapel to the river bank where a bamboo raft, locally called “rocket”, was waiting. The raft brought the images to the foot of the hanging bridge upstream on the other side of the river.

The motorcade bringing the images, loaded in a truck, ended in Sition Cosait in Brgy. Inmalog Sur. The residents of Inmalog Sur welcomed the motorcade already at the Mabilao junction and accompanied the truck bringing the images until they reached the chapel of Cosait.

A Welcome Liturgy was celebrated. The Visitation in Brgy. Inmalog Sur has begun. It would last for a week.

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