Saturday, December 15, 2018


The Padre Pio Fiesta this year was as big a success as it has been in the past. Easily over 300 devotees filled the Friary chapel as well as the two large canopies set up in the parking lot immediately in front of the chapel to accommodate the large crowds.

Nine nights of novena and Mass were celebrated prior to the feast, all presided by Father Eric Forbes, who was also homilist throughout the entire period. On the final night, Fathers Andre Eduvala and Victor Garcia concelebrated.

After the Mass, the image of Padre Pio was carried in procession, followed by the veneration of his First Class relic. A dinner, provided by the people themselves, was enjoyed by all at the end of the liturgical celebration. Despite it being the rainy season, the good Lord graced us with clear skies that night.

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