Send-off for missionaries to Vietnam, Northern Marianas

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR | September 15, 2023 |
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Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – Three Recollect friars were commissioned in a simple send-off rite during a holy mass in celebration of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8 here at San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish church. Prior Provincial, Fray Bernard Amparado, officiated the rite “to ask God’s blessing on the new heralds of the Gospel” to be sent to foreign missions in compliance with the Life and Mission Project (LAMP) of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno for this triennium 2022-25. The three missionaries, Frays Allan Jacinto and Helfrid Palmis, will compose the pioneering group to the…


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