Fiesta sa Bohol! A wonderful break from my usual radio work. Fr. Bob and I went to Loay last May 31 for the parochial fiesta! When we arrived, the parish ground was already filled with parishioners waiting for the start of the Holy Mass. Fr. Roger Solis, Fr. Bob, Fr. Boboy and I went up to the parish rectory and saw Fr. Roger Bag-ao, SVD. Hehe daghan jud diay mga SVD nga taga Loay. We had our “little breakfast” and had fun telling stories. A good break from our usual routine indeed!
Monsignor Medroso arrived around 10 minutes before the time. The priests immediately prepared ourselves for the Holy Mass. The venue of the Eucharistic celebration was outside the ruins of the parish Church. A make shift tent with an elevated altar and chairs from the Church ruins were put in place to accommodate the faithful. The mass-goers were a throng of devotees. They even overflowed until the nearby basketball court.
The good Monsignor delivered his homily in Cebuano. He encouraged the faithful to be always mindful of the poor ones in the community at the same time, continue to cultivate our values for the Kingdom.
After the Holy Mass, we went to the housesssss (marami talagang bahay) of our SVD confreres.