Thursday, January 21, 2010
SLRP Celebrates the Feast of the Sto Nino
The Holy See approved the local Feast of the Santo Nino in the Philippines. It has approved special liturgical texts for use during the feast set on the third Sunday of January. The Santo Niño is a representation of Jesus Christ as a child. The Catholic Church in the Philippines sets the Holy Child as an example of humility, and as a celebration of the Incarnation.
In celebration of the feast, SLRP held a joyful procession around the parish in veneration the child Jesus. Carrying their images of the Holy Child, the participants danced their way around the parish amidst the traditional Ati Atihan drumbeat from the youth band.
In all masses that Sunday, parishioners were enjoined to bring their statues of the Sto Nino to be blessed.