Friday, January 21, 2011

SLRP Honors the Sto. Nino with a Procession

Now on its third year, the procession in honor of the Sto. Nino is the parish's thanksgiving to God for giving us the Christ child. Just like a newborn baby, this annual procession allows the Sto Nino to venture out of the confines of the church for a short walk around the parish and get some sunshine, according to Father Luke.

Amidst gray skies, a pleasantly cool breeze of January air and the rhythmic ati-atihan sound from a portable sound system, the procession wend its way through more areas of the parish this time around. This was the first time that parishioners of Cruz Compound and Dona Faustina I were blessed with the presence of the Sto Nino as it went through their areas. Marchers, especially the children, were given candies and cold drinks by homeowners along the route of the procession. It is nice to see that the number of Sto Nino images continues to grow every year.

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