To all Filipinos and friends of the Filipino community, please join Bishop Ron Hicks, tomorrow 3/12th at 1pm as he celebrates a Mass commemorating the 500th anniversary of the introduction of Christianity in the Philippines.
𝑀𝑔𝑎 𝑘𝑎𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑎𝑦𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑡 𝑘𝑎𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑛 𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑔𝑎 𝐹𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑜, 𝑝𝑢𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑎 𝑡𝑎𝑦𝑜 𝑠𝑎 𝑀𝑖𝑠𝑎 𝑏𝑢𝑘𝑎𝑠 3/12𝑡ℎ 𝑛𝑔 1𝑝𝑚 𝑠𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑛𝑎 𝑛𝑖 𝑂𝑏𝑖𝑠𝑝𝑜 𝑅𝑜𝑛 𝐻𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑠 𝑠𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑔𝑔𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑎 𝑠𝑎 𝑖𝑘𝑎-500 𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑎𝑟𝑦𝑜 𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑎𝑔𝑝𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑙𝑎 𝑛𝑔 𝐾𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑦𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑜 𝑠𝑎 𝑃𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑎 𝐶𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑡. 𝑅𝑎𝑦𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝑁𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑠 𝑠𝑎 𝐽𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑡
The 1pm Mass joins the year-long quincentennial celebration launched in April 2021 by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. The Mass will feature Scripture readings and prayers recited in various languages spoken in the Southeast Asian country, including Tagalog.
The Mass will be preceded by a procession on Raynor Avenue highlighting 4 Filipino devotions, weather permitting.
“I am always excited to celebrate Mass,” Bishop Ron Hicks said. “Yet this liturgy is an opportunity to honor the rich contribution of the Filipino community to the Catholic Church while reminding us that we are one people in Christ.”
The Christian faith arrived in the Philippines in March 1521, when Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan landed a Spanish expedition on the island country in search of the so-called “East Indies.” The first Mass on Filipino soil was celebrated a few weeks later.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines chose “Gifted to Give” as the theme of the quincentennial, citing Matthew 10:8 as inspiration. Activities for the 500th-anniversary celebration was supposed to culminate in April 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic forced a later start for the initial festivities. More information is found at www.500yoc.com.
The 1 pm Mass will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/6iXdK3WN8cQ