11 June 2009

“The Visitation” in Brgy. Bigbiga

6 June – San Fabian. The Barangay Evangelization Program of the parish was held in Brgy. Bigbiga. The images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary were received by Brgy. Bigbiga last May 30 from Brgy. Gumot.

The images were brought to the Brgy. Hall. The adult catechism sessions last June 3-5 were all held at the Brgy. Hall. The Youth Encounter was done at the Brgy. Bigbiga Elementary School.

Team 3 of the Barangay Adult Formation Program gave the catechesis. The team is composed of Sis. Gloria Emuslan, Sis. Betty Abrazaldo, Sis. Violeta Omiles, Sis. Fritzy Narvas. Bro. Estephen Espinoza gave the catechesis on the Bible.

The Rainbow Connection

On the second day of the catechesis, after a heavy downpour which was followed immediately by the sun breaking out of the clouds, a beautiful rainbow suddenly appeared. It was a magnificent manifestation of God’s glory and presence. What made it more magnificent was the proximity of the end (or the beginning) of the rainbow to the Barangay Hall where the catechism was being held.

The celebration of the Mass, a Wedding and Baptism

On June 6, Saturday, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, the Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest. It was preceded by a pre-Jordan talk, in preparation for the celebration of the sacrament of baptism. Bro. Tony Supremido gave the talk.

One couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Balanon, received the Sacrament of Matrimony while about thirty eight children received the Sacrament of Baptism. It was a grand, fiesta-like celebration!


After the veneration of the images, the people of Brgy. Bigbiga bade farewell to them. They were brought to Brgy. Rabon. The people of Brgy. Rabon met the convoy brining the images at the boundary between the two barangays. After one week, the visitation in Brgy. Bigbiga came to a fruitful and meaningful close.


To see more pictures of the Barangay Visitation in Brgy. Bigbiga, pls. click HERE.