Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bp. Tobias Installs New Parish Priest

        On September 25, 2016,  the parish of San Lorenzo Ruiz celebrated its 29th founding anniversary. The day began with the Caracol procession at seven thirty in the morning followed by joyful and festive atmosphere of street dancing and eating "street" food, the SLRP way. 

Entrance procession and rites of installation
          At 10:30 of the same morning, the fiesta high mass was celebrated with the Most Reverend Antonio R. Tobias, Bishop of Novaliches, officiating. He was accompanied by a number of Dehonian priests from the Priests of the Sacred Heart, including their Provincial Superior in the Philippines, Fr. Francis Pupkowski.

Fr. Pupkowski, Fr Al and Bp Tobias delivering their messages
          During the mass,  Rev. Fr. Aloisio Back, SCJ, was installed by the good bishop as the new parish priest of SLRP. Together with him were installed the parochial vicar, Rev. Fr. Rechie Gier, SCJ and Rev. Fr. Candi Bayron, SCJ as pastoral aid. The three priests will take over the pastoral care of San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish. With their installation, the SLRP is now officially under the care of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. It is their second parish in Metro Manila.

           In Fr. Al's acceptance of the pastoral reins of the parish, he took it upon himself that the message of open and heartfelt caring for one another be the core of his ministry. He invited all parishioners to open their hearts to the message of Christ and to each other.

           After the installation, a simple lunch was served at the Formation Center.

Fiesta lunch at the Formation Center

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