Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May Days: before the summer ends....Scattered Photos of May Fiestas et al....

ON my way home after presiding over a fiesta Mass in one barrio in Dagami, I took this snapshot of my white stole (May 24, 2010)
THIS was taken in Barugo, moments before we processed to the altar for the Vesper Mass of the Town Fiesta (May 18-19, 2010). The church has been progressively renovated since I last saw it a year ago. They placed granite tiles already. They left the bell there, I presume, for the lack of a better place to situate it....
THIS is a view of the same parish church of Barugo, one of my favorite churches in the Archdiocese. It has preserved the traditional church-and-convento structure typical of all churches built during the colonial period. This shot was taken from a balcony of the adjoined parish convento which opens into the church nave. Notice the pews occupied to its full capacity. The Vesper Mass is usually attended by people from the barrios of Barugo. The people from the poblacion usually attend the Mass on the feast day itself.
A stolen shot taken after the fiesta mass in Guinarona, in the sacristy.
THE Archbishop, Msgr. Jose S. Palma, giving the final blessing.
THE patron of the parish of Guinarona, St. Paschal Baylon. Many people from thereabouts come to this parish in order to ask for favors. It's a quaint pilgrimage site. Most often women come here asking the saint's intercession in conceiving a child or in looking for a good husband.
ANOTHER view of the shrine of St. Paschal.
THE facade of the parish church of San Pascual Baylon, Guinarona, Dagami.
WAITING for theMass to begin.....

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