SAN PABLO City, Feb. 24, 2011â€”Organizers of the province-wide rally in protest of the Reproductive Health Bill pending in Congress are predicting several thousands of delegates would show up during the Walk for Life 2011 slated on the 4th week of March in this city.
Sir Knight Ricardo B. Supena, Knights of Columbus (KC) District S-59 Deputy and
host-in-charge of the province-wide activity said, aside from Lagunenses, some KC chapters in nearby Batangas and Quezon provinces have also signified their intentions to join the collective undertaking which coincides with the KC- sponsored nationwide walk in support of life also scheduled March 26.
The KC districts in Laguna will spearhead the Walk for Life 2011 in the diocese in coordination with the Diocesan Family Life Ministry and the various ministries of the Diocese.
Supena said Paranaque Congressman Roilo Golez is joining delegates of the Walk for Life event by addressing the crowd during the program and talk on the controversial issue related to the pros and cons of the RH Bill.
Multi-awarded movie actor John Arcilla will also join the prayer rally by rendering entertainment numbers during the event dubbed as Walk for Life 2011 that will take place March 26 at the San Pablo Cathedral grounds and around the major roads this city.
The program prepared by the KC says that Registration and Assembly time would take place at 6:00 a.m. at the Liceo de San Pablo Gymnasium. A concelebrated Holy Mass presided by His Excellency Most Rev. Leo M. Drona would follow at 7:00 a.m.
Fr. Jerry R. Oblepias, Director of the Family and Life Commission, will deliver his opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. followed by entertainment numbers from multi-awarded movie actor John Arcilla.
Golez, a staunch pro-lifer, will expound on the pros and cons of the RH Bill and related matters.
The closing remarks will be delivered by the Vicar General and Rector of the San Pablo Cathedral Msgr. Melchor Barcenas. Then the Walk for Life march will start from the Cathedral grounds and proceeds to the main thoroughfares of the city and back into the Cathedral.
Meanwhile, Oblepias said, in preparation to the March 26 province-wide event, various parishes and vicariates of the diocese led by their respective parish priests and vicars forane have planned their mini-Walks for Life as a prelude to the bigger event.
The Vicariate of the Holy Family in San Pedro town composed of seven parishes for instance has scheduled their mini-Walk for Life and Holy Mass on March 5 (Saturday). Similarly, the parishes of Del Remedio and San Gabriel the Archangel in San Pablo City would also conduct their mini-prayer rally event on the same day.
Similar activities in various parishes and vicariates are also expected to take place leading to the bigger event in March. (Fr. Romulo Ponte)