Parish Priest’s Message for the Feast of St. Peregrine Laziosi
Happy Fiesta to all devotees and parishioners of St. Peregrine!
Every year, we celebrate the feast day in honor of St. Peregrine. Fiesta celebration is a gesture of our thanksgiving to God for all the blessings that He has given to us. By the miraculous intercession of St. Peregrine, many were healed in their sickness especially cancer. Through the powerful intercession of St. Peregrine many were able to accept illness as sharing the pain and suffering of Jesus Christ and were able to be part of the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross of her Son.
It is my heartfelt thanks to all of you who are part of the novena of our patron. Shared their time, talents, and treasures so that our activities within the novenary be successful such as visits of the image of St. Peregrine to all communities within the parish; Operation: Tuli (circumcision); Kasalang Parokya (Church Mass Wedding); Kumpilang Bayan (Mass Confirmation); and fiesta also is such a special time to bond with our family, relatives and friends by participating in Zumba session together with Regine Tolentino – a well-known showbiz star and licensed Zumba instructor.
It is my sincerest hope that our fiesta celebration this year will bring fulfillment to our hearts as we generously share our time, resources and efforts to all people who have helped us in our journey.
To my dear devotees and parishioners of St. Peregrine Laziosi, may Jesus crucified who touched St. Peregrine in his cancerous leg will give us strength in body, courage in spirit and patience with pain. May Jesus the Son of Mary, recover our health so that we may joyfully praise Jesus’ name especially this feast day, now and always (par. blessing of the sick).
Happy Fiesta once again. God bless you. Isang Mapaghilom na Kapistahan sa lahat!
Rev. Fr. Pascual Ma. Salas, OSM
St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine and Parish