20 January 2010

Fiesta of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, 2010

20 January 2010 – San Fabian. The feast of the patron of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, was celebrated with a solemn procession followed by a mass. The annual procession in honor of St. Fabian was participated in by the different barangay chapels as the people carried their own barangay patron saint. The procession was held at 7:00 in the morning.

Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD celebrated the mass in honor of the patron saint of the parish. In his homily, Msgr. Villegas talked about how Fabian as an ordinary Christian laity became a pope. During his papacy, the Church experienced peace even during the time of the persecution. Msgr. Villegas further shared his thoughts on peace to the people. The mass was celebrated after the procession at 8:00 in the morning.

The celebration of the sacrament of confirmation

Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, who is residing in the parish, presided over the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation. The parish as all the parishes in the Archdiocese usually celebrates the sacrament of confirmation during the fiestas. when the bishops visits the parish. This has been a tradition which dates back to the time when the Nueva Segovia covers the whole of Northern Luzon from the whole of Cagayan Valley and the Ilocos provinces, the Montanosa region and as far down as Zambales. At that time, the bishop of Nueva Segovia could only visit the parishes at least once a year. This was usually done during fiesta of the patron saint.

To see more pictures of the fiesta celebration, please click HERE.