REAP Schools virtually gather during Novena Masses of St. Ezekiel Moreno
Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Recoletos Educational Apostolate in the Philippines (REAP) held a virtual novena and fiesta Mass in honor of St. Ezekiel Moreno as part of the Augustinian Recollect Integral Formation Program (ARIFP). Due to the restrictions imposed in religious gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the different schools took turns in sponsoring the Masses through live streaming.
The sponsors and celebrants were Colegio de San Pedro Academy-Recoletos with Fray Jay Parilla, OAR (August 10); Colegio de San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos with Fray Emilio P. Jaruda, OAR (August 11); University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos with Fray Don Besana, OAR (August 12); San Pedro Academy-Recoletos with Fr. Jessriel Marcha, OAR (August 13); University of San Jose-Recoletos, Balamban with Fray Christopher Gaspar, OAR (August 14); San Sebastian College–Recoletos de Cavite with Fray Rommel Rubia, OAR (August 15); Colegio de Santo Tomas–Recoletos with Fray Reiner Alviola, OAR (August 16); University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu with Fray Arian Josef Ocheda, OAR (August 17) and University of San Jose-Recoletos, Basak with Fray Rouel Sia, OAR (August 18).
Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, officiated the Fiesta Mass on August 19, 2021 at 6 PM via Facebook live at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Quezon City.
Showing the Marian character of the Recollect communities, praying of the Rosary was done before the Novena Masses.
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Carlos Legaspi, Jr., PhD