Saturday, January 15, 2011

STX Filipinos Celebrate the Santo Niño

Bishop Herbert Bevard
His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, celebrated a Mass honoring the Santo Niño de Cebú at Holy Cross Church on St. Croix on January 15. 
Msgr. George Tomachek

Msgr. George Tomichek of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who ministers to Filipinos worldwide, concelebrated and preached. The Mass and the reception after the Mass highlighted the faith, music and culture of the Philippines.
Filipino Culture
Filipino Choir

The devotion to the Santo Niño de Cebú dates back to the 16th century. The wooden image of the Holy Child Jesus is considered the oldest religious relic in the Philippines. The traditional feast day is the third Sunday in January.

The Filipinos on St. Thomas begin a novena of Masses this Friday and close with a Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on Sunday, January 30, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Bishop Herbert Bevard and concelebrated by Msgr. Antonio Verzosa.

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