Monday, November 23, 2009
SLRP Celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King
Barely two months after Typhoon Ondoy hit our parish, SLRP has recovered, though not fully. As the church ended its liturgical calendar, the parish celebrated the feast of Christ the King with a vigil that started on the eve of the feast and culminated with a procession and the consecration of all parish workers to Christ, the King.
From 8-10PM of Saturday, November 21, to 7AM-2PM on Sunday, November 22, the different ministries and organizations of the parish took turns offering an hour of prayer, songs and adoration in thanksgiving for God's gracious benevolence to the parish. By 2PM on the feast day, dark rain clouds hovered over the parish threatening the procession of the image of Christ the King and the Blessed Sacrament. By the time the procession left the church at 230PM, the rains stopped leaving just enough wet covering on the ground to keep out the dust.
Throughout the two hour procession, the Knights of Columbus pushed the image of Christ the King while Father Luke and the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion took charge of carrying the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament. The celebration ended with all ministries and their ministries consecrating themselves to the King.