Sunday, January 11, 2009

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PART II

Initially, it started with a short procession, without the Holy Mass, attended by some relatives and neighbors, with the Image of our Lady of Fatima being carried. As the year progresses it had been placed on top of an private jeepney or on top of a car. There was even a year when it was placed on a cart used for lechon delivery, with proper ornaments and decorations. The cart had been decorated with fresh flowers. At present it has its own cart. We call it “Karo”. Every year a group from Las Pinas will arrive early in the morning every first Saturday of each year to fill the cart with fresh flowers. In the evening, the cart will be filled with lights as well. Neighbors would always bring their own images and would include these images during the procession.
On the third year, however, it was decided to celebrate the Holy Mass before the procession started, being celebrated by a priest from different parish. The mass celebration have the blessing of the Lourdes Parish Church. It has been the procedure for street mass. This will also ensure that we will be getting a legitimate priest. As the year passes, participants grew in numbers. The whole project had been financed by the Aguas Family, without any solicitation or monetary contribution from any one. Any financial assistance had been courteously declined to avoid any impression that the occasion is used for money-making project. There had been contributions of course. These contributions are in the form of candles for the procession, flowers they gave to the image and time and effort for the occasion. My father used to say one of his children will inherit these practice. I can not really say at this stage who among us will continue this tradition. Personally I don’t think I am qualified. For one, I am not as a traditional religious practitioner per se as my father is. In fact, I am otherwise. He never misses a Sunday mass. Not ever. I can not recall him missing a mass, in fact. It had been a successful project though and I think my father will carry on for as long as he possibly could.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

matanung ku lng ho..
c FATHER GERRY NA PU BA UNG parish head that time?? ung knukwento nio po sa blog nio?? nbasa po ksi ung blog niu ni fr.gerry..pnaptnung kung tga san daw ho kau??

Anonymous said...

ok...d ku nkta c father gerry na pla parish head ng fatima.dated na pla blog mu ng january 11,2009..
hmmmmmm..
kung mai pgkkataon daw po kau pnta daw ho kau ng opisina ng cmbhan o twagan nio po ang cmbhan 872-95-39.
tnx.

CENS WORLD said...

Hello,thank you for visiting this entry "Our Lady Of Fatima Part II". Pasensiya na, hindi ko alam kung sino ang parish head ng Fatime so i can not really say if it is Fr. Gerry.

Naging proyekto ito ang aking father. Ipapasa ko sa kanya ang iyong mensahe.

Maraming Salamat sa iyong pag basa at pag bisita sa aking blog.

Have a great day!

CENS WORLD said...

Hello. Hindi ko alam kung si Fr.Gerry and head ng parish ng Enero. Pasensiya na. Hindi ako gaano maalam sa aking parokya simula ng mag umpisa akong mag trabaho ng gabi. Brgy. Salvacion kami, sa Quezon City.

Ang proyektong ito ay sinimulan ng aming mga nakakatanda higit ng sampung taon na ang nakaka raan. Taon-taon ay may permit ang misa na ginaganap sa kalsada upang maka siguro ng talang pari ang mag mimisa.

Paki kumusta ako kay Fr. Gerry at nag papasalamant ako sa kanyang pag basa ang isa sa aking entry.

Maraming salamat!