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By Fray Ivan C. Cuison OAR | September 4, 2023 |
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PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – The First Holy Communion is a significant event in the life of every Catholic. It renews, strengthens, and deepens one’s union with the Church and with Jesus. Held at San Nicholas de Tolentino Mission, the first Holy Communion of 79 students was administered on August 26, 2023. This was the first batch of communicants who were prepared to receive the Body of Christ. Before the liturgical event, students were guided and taught by catechists regarding the importance and meaning of the Sacrament of Holy Communion and the necessary actions to be done prior to receiving…


51st Feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with Papal Nuncio


Cebu’s Mount Carmel Parish declared archdiocesan shrine

Kendrick Ivan B. Panganiban The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish – Recoletos in the heart of Cebu City was formally declared an archdiocesan shrine on April 29. The elevation to its new status was held during Mass presided over by Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu. In his homily, he noted that “for all of…


Six OAR priests celebrate 25th Sacerdotal Ordination Anniversary

Six Augustinian Recollect friars renewed their vows today, April 25, at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish – Recoletos.  They are Fray Corvin R. Maturan, OAR, Fray Julius M. Marcos, OAR, Fray Anthony A. Morillo, OAR, Fray Vicente L. Ramon, OAR, Fray Ferdinand V. Fornillos, OAR, and  Fray Cristopher C. Maspara, OAR. The rite of…


San Vicente Ferrer Quasi Parish Celebrates Fiesta

APO ISLAND, NEGROS ORIENTAL – “Praise God!” exclaimed Fray Jay M. Parilla, OAR, the Parish Priest, during the Concelebrated Fiesta Mass of San Vicente Ferrer Quasi Parish last April 5, 2022. Fray Parilla, OAR, served the island for seven years. He recounted during his gratitude speech how generous the people are and praised God for…


Two Hundred Eighty OLVP Youth Confirmed

The parish of Our Lady of The Visitation, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, witnessed the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation of two hundred eighty of its young members last March 17, 2022. The rite, which was held within the Mass at the parish church, commenced at three o’clock in the afternoon. Most Rev. Jesus A. Cabrera, D.D.,…

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OLVP-Recoletos de Urbiztondo had Its New Chapel Blessed

URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan—The Recollect parish community of Our Lady of the Visitation, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, together with several civil and ecclesiastical dignitaries, witnessed the blessing of its newly constructed chapel on the occasion of the 97th fiesta of the Sto. Cristo Divino Tesoro de Urbiztondo, the patron of the barangay where the parish is located.   In…

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de San Sebastian Fiesta Novena and Mass Plug 2021


Cofradia del Carmen Revived

Last September 8,2021 Fray Joseph Cyprian J. Panaligan, OAR welcomed 31 new members into the Cofradia del Carmen. The event signifies the revival of the confraternity. It was in 1756 that the Cofradia del Carmen in Cebu was canonically established through Fray Jose Andres de la Santisima Trinidad, who wrote a formal letter to the…


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos @ 50: a celebration of history and devotion to La Limpia

CEBU CITY– Founded on January 1,1971, the Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – Recoletos opens theyearlong celebration of its 50th Founding Anniversary and Parish Fiesta last July 16,2021. Despite the threat of COVID – 19, devotees flocked the Parish Church to pray and visit its Patroness – Nuestra Señora del Carmen, La Limpia…