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Thousands Attend Christ the King 2012 Celebration

By Franklin Q. de Guzman. November 26, 2012 (San Carlos City, Pangasinan) – Thousands of faithful from the different parishes and religious sectors of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan (ALD) flocked yesterday to this city as one community of believers to hail VIVA CRISTO REY!
An estimated crowd of 10,000 people coming from all walks of life from 15 towns and 2 cities of central Pangasinan attended the Holy Eucharist held at the Central School of San Carlos City, Pangasinan as the culminating activity of this year’s Archdiocesan Christ the King Celebration.It was presided over by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD. Before the mass, a solemn procession around the city was held which was also participated by the faithful.
The said celebration with the theme “Galang tan Dayew ed Kriston Ari ed Ando lan Ando” was hosted by the Parish of St. Dominic De Guzman, which also celebrates this year its 425th Jubilee as a parish, the first parish established by the Dominican Missionaries in Pangasinan in 1587. It was also a celebration ending the month-long Jubilee of Government and Business.

Imitation, Conversion, Listening

During the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration, Archbishop Villegas reminded the faithful of the true meaning of celebrating Christ the King. He did this by making three important points:
First, he emphasized that imitation is more important than worship. He said that the true goal of the gathering which gives praise and worship to Christ is that it will lead us to be like Him.
Second, he pointed out that there will be no true celebration without conversion first. “Before we sing Alleluia, we must say I confess first,” he said.
Lastly, listening comes before proclaiming. At this point, he urged everyone to appreciate silence and to give more time to listen to the voice of God amidst the varied forms of noise that we have in the world today. “The language of God is silence,” he said.

Christ the King Youth Camp 2012

A day before the celebration of Christ the King, more than a thousand of young people from the different parishes of ALD arrived at Central I and II of the said city for the 2-day Christ the King Youth Camp 2012 with the same aforementioned theme. During the afternoon of the first day, the delegates Get esomeprazole generic online mastercard buy esomeprazole cheap uk how to buy esomeprazole buy in the uk how to order esomeprazole online no rx. hosted the last day of the Novena for Christ the King at the St. Dominic Church which culminated with a holy mass presided over by Rev. Fr. Manuel Delos Santos Jr., the Archdiocesan Youth Director. In his homily, he urged the youth present to let Christ penetrate their hearts and be missionaries like San Pedro Calungsod, the newly canonized Filipino saint who was also a youth.

The first night was filled with praise and thanksgiving as the delegates underwent a Catechesis centered on the importance of praying and the Eucharist given by Rev. Fr. Alwin Bobis from Pasay City. They also encountered Christ through the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The night ended with a cultural presentation showcased by the different youth of the five Information on the price of levitra in the us, buy cheap levitra – Drug store, worldwide shipping! buying viagra online in canada В· buy Cialis for daily use online . vicariates and the host parish.

During the second day, the delegates had Community approved an essay Service activity and the program ended with a closing and awarding ceremonies. Afterwards, the delegates joined the procession and Eucharistic Celebration.

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