By: Kamille Anne Anarna
Residents of Los Baños and nearby communities gathered at the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish (STCJP) in Los Baños to welcome the pilgrim relics of St. Therese.
The pilgrim relics was transferred from Camp Vicente Lim to STCJP through motorcade, with short stopovers: Camp Eldridge, Rhodas Subdivision, Umali Subdivision, UPLB freedom park, Putho, Collegeville, Pleasant Village and Hillside.
The pilgrim relics, moved via motorcade along Lopez Avenue, Brgy. Batong Malake, was welcomed by students of Lopez Elementary School, Colegio de Los Baños and Los Baños National High school. At exactly 12:50 pm, the pilgrim relics arrived at the STCJP.
Bishop Bernard C. Cortez, DD, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila, and former STCJP priest presided the welcoming rites of the pilgrim relics.
The Veneration by pilgrims followed the welcoming rites immediately, which will continue until 12 midnight.
The Scheduled Activities are as follows:
FRIDAY, 01 February
12:01 AM onwards – Veneration except at
4-4:30 AM -Asalto
5:30 AM – Lauds
6:00 AM – Holy Eucharist
12:00 NN – Midday Prayers
5:00 PM – Vespers
5:30 PM – Pontifical Mass (Bshp. Leo M. Dorona, DDB, D.D.)
6:30 PM – Holy hour in honor of St. Therese
10:00 PM – Night Prayers
SATURDAY, 02 February
12:01 AM – 8:00 AM – Veneration except at
4:00-4:30 AM – Asalto
5:30 AM – Lauds
6:00 AM – Holy Eucharist and Farewell Rites
8:00 AM – The Pilgrim Relics leave STCJP for Lucena
There will also be a special blessing for those baptized Therese, Teresa, Teresita and Teresito during the Pontifical Masses.
This is the third visit of the pilgrim relics of St. Therese in the Philippines.