DIPOLOGNONS IN CHICAGO CELEBRATE SAINT VINCENT FERRER FIESTA
Zamboanga del Norteans gathered at Proesel Park, Lincolnwood, Illinois, USA as they celebrated the fiesta of St. Vincent Ferrer, patron saint of Dipolog City parish on Sunday, May 27, 2007. Earlier it was cloudy with showers but as the clock struck eleven , nimbus clouds disappeared; the sun partly appeared and the procession and Holy Rosary started with Frs. Manny Duterte, Manny Recera and Anthony Pizzaro shepherding the flock of devotees. This was followed by the adoration of the Blessed Mother with floral offering by parishioners and visitors, garland offered by Karina Ashley Cruz and coronation of the Blessed Mother by Kayla Annie M. Villahermosa.
Mass celebrant was Rev Fr. Manny Duterte with Rev. Fr. Manning Recera and
Rev. Fr. Thony Pizzaro as con-celebrants. Homily was given by Fr. Manning
who reminded the assemblage that it was a Pentecost Sunday ; the descent
of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles. That in today's shrinking world with
its scope and speed of communication , we need the Spirit of God to have a
share in our life, that the Holy Spirit is our source of strength and we
should live beyond our strength; that the Holy Spirit is the consoling
source of inspiration knowing that our home is just temporary and that St.
Vincent Ferrer is at home on top of the world. Therefore, we need his
Raffle donors: ZUGBU - Linda Mendez, Dr. Renee Else, Dr. Maryann Nazario, Dr. & Mrs. Claude Adriatico, Ely Labja of Skillpower Network, Prestige Nursing Incorporated, Cyndrell Carreon Palencia of RCKR Management and Edgar Pelegrino. The Novena Sponsors: BCBP (Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals), Winnemac Family, Claude & Suzy Adriatico, Hector & Cyd Fernandez, Paul & Rita Daarol, Douglas and Rachel Adaza & Family, Jimmy and Daisy Villarino and Family, Juste and Cita Bajamunde and Family, Sid and Aida (Cagbabanua) Aquino and Family, Salvic Ramirez Saavedra and Family and Dipolog Couple for Christ in Illinois.
were fifteen lechon according to the Coordinator. The picnic tables were
laden with oriental favorites as well as western specialties. No hard
liquors but soft drinks and bottled waters.
Proesel Park was a beehive of activities . Games were played by the young and the able. Meanwhile, the seniors and the ambitious contented themselves to dancing, eating, talking and laughing. The raffle drawing by Edmund and Cathy Nalzaro culminated the day-long celebration. Erwin and Hayline Patangan were the masters of ceremony and the music was provided by Alberto "Nonoy" Bajamunde of the Nonoy-Kimo Sound. (GREG TRABANCA..please visit www.grezamb-mindanao.blogspot.com and www.santoninoonline.com