This weekend saw these events marking my calendar: the fiesta celebration of Brgy. Telegrafo (Tolosa, Leyte), the imposition of the pallium on forty-plus archbishops (among whom was Archbishop Du of Palo) by the Holy Father, in a Mass broadcasted by the EWTN; and finally, the Tacloban City fiesta celebrations.
TELEGRAFO: THO OTHER CHURCH OF ST. PETER
Though still not a parish, the church of the St. Peter the Apostle Mission Station (Brgy. Telegrafo, Tolosa) is one of my most preferred. As a mission station it is still dependent on the St. Michael the Archangel Parish of Tolosa. Like the mission station of Apitong, it has a very good church, though this one differs from the former with its size. Subsequent constructions have greatly enlarged the once diminutive church, and the parish rectory, whose construction was begun by Fr. Dennis Molabola, certainly beats the majority of parish rectories in the Archdiocese due to its great interior and design.
|The service vehicle of the Gonzagahaus|
|Two priests chatting before the vespers Mass.|
|The small but elegant dining room on the second floor.|
|Fr. Loiue Endriano, in this stylized shoot, looking out|
through the capiz-shell windows of the dining room.
|A shot of a detail of the church roof.|
|The Mission Station Priest-in-charge, Fr. Cipriano Rey Caraballa II.|
|A member of the honor guard composed of the Knights of Colombus. |
Their capes, plumes and swords (some a bit rusty), lend solemnity to local liturgical celebrations.
|The church facade, still unpainted, but nonetheless imposing and dignified.|
|Drivers of priests clowning around for the camera.|
SACRED HEART SEMINARY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRS. GIL MANAOG AND JV CAMULTE
After having joining the rest of the concelebrants and invited guests in dinner after the Mass, Fr. JP and I proceeded to the seminary for another dinner invitation, this one in honor of the birthday of the Rector, Fr. Gil Manaog, who had celebrated his birthday some days back, and Fr. JV Camulte. Both of these priests have Virgilio as their name, a fact that was well pointed out during the program that preceded the dinner. The seminarians prepared a good program, albeit a long one, complete with songs, dances and testimonies about the two honorees.
|With some of the seminarians before their number in the program. They|
have called themselves The St. Peter's Chapel Chord, a parody
of the singing priests' group of the Archdiocese, the Peter's Chord.
|Fr. Kelvin, Vice-rector, clowning for the camera.|
|Fr. JP ad Fr. Borj, the Prefect of the College Department.|
|With my bro, Sem. Myko Ivon Velasquez|
|After the program|
|Dinner after the program.|