Catanduanes ends 73rd Catandungan Festival with ‘Parade of Faith’

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The Province of Catanduanes has culminated the 73rd Catandungan Festival with a Parade of Faith, featuring the patron saints of various towns.

The Parade of Faith (Parada nin mga Patron) was held last October 26, starting from Plaza Rizal to the Capitol Grounds.

The procession commenced after the thanksgiving mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Randulfo de Quiros at the Virac Cathedral,

“Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Catanduanes Provincial Police Office (CATPPO) officers participated in pulling the “karo” of Our Blessed Mother of La Naval and members of Knights of Columbus served as its Guardia de Honor,” the provincial government said.

Our Blessed Mother of La Naval as well as other patron saints of different towns were paraded.

The other patron saints were San Antonio de Padua (Bagamanoc), San Lorenzo Ruiz (Baras), St. John the Baptist (Bato), St. John the Baptist (Caramoran), St. Isidor the Laborer (Gigmoto), St. Ignatius of Loyola (Pandan), St. James the Greeter (Panganiban), St. Andrew the Apostle (San Andres), St. Michael Archangel (San Miguel), Our Lady of the Assumption (Viga), Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (Virac), Our Lady of Salvation (Palta, Virac), and St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila (Tubli, Caramoran).

Governor Joseph C. Cua, Vice Governor Shirley A. Abundo and Provincial Administrator Lemuel P. Surtida carried the Lady of La Naval for its enthronement from the Capitol Lobby to the altar, said the province.

“Adding color to the socio-cultural activity was a three-minute fireworks display. Prayers for gratitude, forgiveness and guidance were also recited during the event,” it added.