Last March 21, SantuarioSan Antonio Parish had their annual Visita Iglesia. We had the privilege to visit seven (7) exclusive school chapels in the Alabang area. For many of us, it was our first time to enter these beautiful chapels. Asking special permission to enter these chapels, we had the opportunity to learn from our hosts about the different schools’ patron saints, their mission, their achievements in the propagation of our Christian faith and educating our youth in the Catholic tradition. We were also able to appreciate the chapels’ architecture, with some chapels showcasing works of national artists, and others showing us beautiful craftsmanship from streetchildren. And most importantly, we were able to pray as a community as we reflected on the Passion of Jesus Christ through the Stations of the Cross.
We would like to express our gratitude to our resource/speakers: Catherine Go and Fr. Marciano Evangelista, SDM mass celebrant of Tuloysa Don Bosco, DOM Clemente Roque, Deck Santos, ArlynGatmaitan and ZaZa Medina-Jorolan (San Beda, Alabang), Allen Pecina, Fr. Francis Ongkiko and LudenSalamat (Southridge), MyleneMapa, Fr. Roque Reyes and Dra. Rina Villegas (Woodrose), Tere Castaneda and Kit Villar (De La Salle Zobel), Sr. Rachel Morales of Virgin Mary Immaculate and Mike Bravante of Mary Mother of God.
Thank you to those who participated in the SSAP Visita Iglesia. This year we had some scholars from JPIC who joined us for the first time, some parishioners and the SYA community.We would also like to thank Caron and Paul Macasaet for preparing a fantastic buffet spread at Melo’s Alabang, Parish Priest Fr. Reu Galoy, PPC President Jayme Blanco and Vice President Edmund Lim. We would like to acknowledge the following volunteers for their contribution in making the Visita Iglesia possible: Chairperson Mike Julian, Lyn Arcilla, Rheena Radan, Mara Boqiirin,Tintin San Juan,Cath and Alvin Lacambacal. This year’s Visita Iglesia is a joint project of the SSAP Pastoral Council and Single Young Adults. Hope you all can join us again next year. May God bless us all!
“The Visita Iglesia, as it unfolded, was surely God’s grace in action. We were enriched spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and culturally.” Alvin Lacambacal, SYA.