BACOLOD, Oct. 13, 2016 – Not to be left out in the celebration of the feast of the diocese’s secondary patroness, the young people of the Cathedral here held on Oct. 8 a youth festival in honor of the Mother of God.
Dubbed “YahGang Young”, which stands for “Yahweh’s Gang: Young People”, the festival was celebrated by the youth of San Sebastian Cathedral, La Consolacion School, and Bacolod High School students last Saturday on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.
According to Fr. Deogracias Camon, San Sebastian Cathedral Youth Organization’s spiritual director, the variety show has been held annually since 2012.
“Since its beginning the festival addressed young people’s concerns in relation with the Church and society such as the family as the domestic Church, the life of San Pedro Calungsod, and the Basic Ecclesial Communities.
“The Church has always believed that the young people are the future of society and the Church,” Camon affirmed.
Basing himself on years of experience working with the youth, he attested that “the hearts of the young is massively generous; they have the capacity to transcend through their dedication and commitment.”
“It is up to the youth ministers to tap into this abundant spring of energy and vision,” declared the priest.
The diocese of Bacolod designated the second Sunday of October as the diocesan feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary is the secondary patroness of the Diocese of Bacolod.
This year the feast day fell on Oct. 9. (Fr. Mickey Cardenas / CBCP News)