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INVITATION

 

 

I am pleased to invite all the students in our colleges and high schools in Bataan to the Diocesan celebration of the NATIONAL YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST WITH MARY on November 27, 2004 starting at 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the DAMBANA NG KAGITINGAN, Mt. Samat, Pilar, Bataan.

We will start a ROSARY PROCESSION at the foot of Mt. Samat at 3:00 pm.  On our way up, the priests will walk with you to hear confessions and bless you along the way.  At 5:30 pm we will celebrate the Eucharist on top of the mountain to thank the Lord for the gift of Christian faith in our beloved peninsula.

After the Mass, we will have a candle lighting ceremony and end the gathering with a fireworks display to welcome the new liturgical season of Advent.

My dearly beloved youth of Bataan, let us all go up to Mt. Samat on November 27 and stand up for Jesus and Mother Mary!  See you there!

Youth of Bataan, I love you all!

 

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Bishop of Balanga

 

ADDENDUM

 

1.       There will be a mini-Marian Congress in the morning of November 27,  from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the parish church of Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in Pilar, Bataan.

2.       The journey to Mt. Samat is also open to our parishioners.  Please contact your parish priests and/or pastoral leaders for the details.

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