2021 Patronal Feasts of Sto.Nino in Archdiocese of Jaro.
Santo Niňo de Arevalo Parish celebrates the Sunday feast with a motorcade of the Child Jesus image around the roads of Arevalo. A mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Arthur Flores, Director of Commission on Mission who shared the ongoing mission journey of the Archdiocese in Africa, inspiring faithful to be in mission of our faith with Christ.
Also on the day of the feast, the image of Child Jesus was processioned nearby the church area wherein houses along the road made a small altar with the image of Santo Niňo. This was led by devoted Chinese businessmen who believe that the great Child Jesus in Tigbuan continuously bless them in every successful business ventures they had. The parish also joyfully welcomed the newly baptized 50 children.
Likewise, San Joaquin Parish celebrates their feast, held a novena to Seňor Santo Niňo and culminates with a “sadsad” in Brgy. Siwaragan, San Joaquin, the place where Jesuit priests of the past introduce the devotion to the inhabitants 401 years ago. San Joaquinon always cherished their history which strengthened their community identity.
It is every Sunday after the Baptism of Jesus in liturgical calendar that we, the Church, festively celebrate the feast of Divine Infant Jesus with a chant of Viva Pit Seňor! Viva! Viva!
By: Dejpe Dejuan