MANILA, October 17, 2012—In celebration with the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod in Rome on October 21, a ‘simultaneous’ big event will be held at the Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish in Manila from 2:30 pm to 7pm.
Dubbed as ‘The Canonization of Bl. Pedro Calungsod’, organizers are expecting more than 1,000 young people from all over Metro Manila including the youth of the Archdiocese.
A live telecast of the canonization rite direct from the Vatican will also be aired during the program.
A closing mass will be celebrated by Fr. Tirso Gliponeo, SOLT, the parish youth minister and Fr. Jacinto Rey Padua, the parish priest of Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish, Manila.
Other local celebration will take place in different venues such as in the diocese of Novaliches where a Calungsod Youth Day will be held.
To be held at the Good Shepherd Cathedral Covered Court, CYD Nova is expecting 600 young people in this diocesan wide event that will start at 2:00 in the afternoon.
In Makati City, the Federation of National Youth Organization (FNYO) will also celebrate their FNYO Day by celebrating the canonization of the soon-to-be saint Pedro.
Titled ‘Pedro at Ako’, the event will be held at the Savio Dome of Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati from 10 in the morning until 7 in the evening.
The Catholic Media Network will also lead a celebration of Pedro Calungsod’s canonization in San Juan where nationwide radio and TV networks will simultaneously broadcast the canonizations rites in Rome via EWTN downlink.
In Cebu, the Commission on Youth of the Archdiocese and the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue, together with the City Government are inviting every Sugbuanon to watch “Barkada ni Pedro Live”, a live telecast of the canonization in Rome from 12 noon to 6:30 in the evening.
The event, which includes a drama on the life of the 2nd Filipino saint, talks and trivia games, will be held at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex. (Jandel Posion)