Pre-novices Engage with the Youth in Marian Vigil
URBIZTONDO, PANGASINAN- The Pre-novices participate in the Marian Youth Vigil 2022 (MYV) with the theme “Mary: She Listens, Contemplates and She goes,” held at Urbiztondo National Highschool last September 7-8, 2022.
The six pre-novices of the Province shared to the delegates insights regarding the theme on a three-part talk replete with animations, songs, and audio visual presentation.
“The experience was overwhelming,” said Bro. June Clark Solas, one of the pre-novices who talked about the topic on Mary and her action of “going.”
“I did not expect the intense cooperation given by the participants, which show their love and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary,” he added.
Accompanying the pre-novices was Rev. Fr. Alan Jacinto, OAR, National Vocation Director of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, who was “amazed” by the devotion of the youth to the Blessed Mother.
Fr. Jacinto said, “Masaya ako at namangha sa debosyon nila kay Maria.” “(I)nteresado ako na makilala pa ng mas malalim ang mga kabataan sa kanilang pananampalataya,” he added.
After the inputs, Fr. Jacinto and the pre-novices held a Vocation Talkshow together with the Sr. Lucille Encabo, AR and Sr. Hazel Galsing, AR who answered the queries of the delegates regarding vocational discernment.
Marian Youth Vigil is an annual youth gathering of the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan Youth Ministry in honor to the Blessed Virgin Mary on her Nativity. This is the first face-to-face celebration after two years of holding the event virtually.
This year, the MYV is participated by 1,373 delegates from the different vicariates of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.
The event comprises with different events such as processions, catechesis, praise and worship, spoken poetry contest and vigil that aims to imbibe in the youth Christian values with Mary as their model.
The Our Lady of Visitation Parish in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan is this year’s host of the event. The parish is under the administration of the Order of Augustinian Recollects with Rev. Fr. Samson Silloriquez, OAR as the parish priest.
The MYV concluded with the celebration of the Eucharist with Most Rev. Socrates Villegas, DD as the main celebrant.