First Mass Swim ushers Limasawa 496th First Mass Anniversary activities

  • March 17, 2017
  • Ma. Rebecca G. Cadavos

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Mar 17 (PIA) – The provincial government of Southern Leyte will start its 496th Fist Mass Anniversary celebration activities on the 19th of March, 2017, carrying the theme, “Sa Eukaristiya, Magkahiusa!.


As a kick off activity, a First Mass Swim of Pinoy Aquaman Lawyer Ingemar Macarine will be held on March 19, from Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos, about a 12-kilometer swim, Provincial Tourism Office staff said who spearhead the First Mass Anniversary celebration activities.


Among other activities set are the following: Medical mission on March 28 sponsored by LGU-Limasawa;  the arrival of Sto. Niňo de Cebu at Maasin Port on March 30 to be followed by a procession going to the Our Lady of Assumption Parish Cathedral in Maasin City. The Pilgrim Image will be paraded around the city proper and a Public Veneration and vigil will follow at Maasin Cathedral.


The source revealed other activities for the 496th First Mass anniversary such as the Diocesan Grand Taize; Sail Boat Race; Four-man Boat Paddling to be competed by barangays; and Sinugdan Festival of the same day, March 30.


On the 31st of March, the day of the First Mass, a Foot Procession carrying Sto. Niňo de Cebu from the OLAP Cathedral to the Port of Maasin and a fluvial Parade from Maasin Port will be held going to Barangay Magallanes, Limasawa.


While in the Island of Limasawa, the arrival of the Image of Sto. Niňo de Cebu will be received and a Foot Procession going to the Limasawa Shrine.


Other activities set during the day include the Kabuhayan Fair 2017, the celebration of a Pontifical Mass and anniversary program; the Sinugdan Mountain Trail; and visitation of the Pilgrim Image to identified parishes in the province of Southern Leyte. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)

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