03 November 2012

A Mass in One of the Cenacle Communities

533496_455954447780253_1876924375_n3 November 2012 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. A  Holy Mass was celebrated in one of the more than 70 cenacle communities in the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr last 2 November 2012. A cenacle is small Catholic Community composed of 10 or more neighborhood families with a devotion to the Divine Mercy, who come together weekly for prayer and bible sharing.

The community is newly formed. It is in Aringayan, Bolasi, San Fabian, Pangasinan. The place is called “Aringayan” since the original families come from Aringay, La Union; thus they speak  Ilocano and Pangasinan.

Their main source of livelihood is fishing.

This is the first time that a mass was celebrated in their place which is near the beach of San Fabian. It is also an opportunity for the blessing of all their homes, and their fishing boats.

A mass is scheduled to all the cenacle communities of the Divine Mercy every week . It takes about five months to complete a one cycle of visitation to all the communities.










Photos courtesy of Bro. Bernie Solis, one of the lay leaders of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, working with the cenacle communities of the Divine Mercy.