25 April 2011

San Fabian Church, one of the Featured Churches in the CBCP’s Visita Iglesia

The church of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, is featured as one of the churches in the Visita Iglesia online of the CBCP.

Visita Iglesia online  is a project of the CBCP Media Office which offers a "virtual experience of celebrating Lent, the Holy Week and Easter at the comfort of one's room."

It was primarily launched for overseas Filipino workers.

The website offers the  pasyon (sung readings of the Gospel account of Christ's Passion). It  invites the visitors to watch videos of the Seven Last Words, read homilies and take part in the Stations of the Cross via a computer with an Internet connection.

The church of the Epiphany of the Lord in Lingayen, Pangasinan is also featured in the website.

In the video, Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest of San Fabian, gives a short history of the parish. He also mentions the special devotion of the parish to the Divine Mercy. “The Divine Mercy devotion has become a vehicle in the formation of the BECs of the parish”, he said. He then invites the visitors to “come and join us, pray with us …. here in the parish of St. Fabian.”

"The liturgy is a community act and being so it is most meaningfully celebrated in the context of the community or the parish," CBCP media director Msgr. Pedro Quitorio said in the group's website.