MANILA, Nov. 24, 2011? Young Catholics from all over Bataan will once again gather on the sacred grounds of Mt. Samat, as they celebrate life through the Annual Mt. Samat Pilgrimage in this momentous occasion of the Year of the Youth.
In line with the celebration of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Year of the Youth (CBCP-Year of the Youth), the diocese of Balanga in Bataan will hold its 8th Diocesan Mt. Samat Pilgrimage together with the other young people of the province on November 26.
Fr. Joshua Maria Santos, MMHC, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee, in an invitation letter sent to YouthPinoy!, said that year 2011 is not only a gift to our young people but also to the youth ministry.
“The diocese of Balanga made use of this opportunity to gather once again the youth of our province, inspiring them and energizing them in order to bring life not only in the Church but also in our society making them potent agents of renewal at this springtime,” Santos indicated in the letter.
The procession of pilgrims will begin at 1 p.m. followed by different presentations of the youth and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Shrine’s quadrangle.
A candle lighting ceremony and fireworks display at around 8 p.m. will cap the event.
Other activities for the event include animations, praying the rosary and video presentation. (Jandel Posion)