The celebration started with the registration at 8:30 am and concluded with the closing prayer at 4:00 pm. All of us went home with a very big smile in our faces and in our hearts looking forward for the next gathering in the future…
The highlights of the celebration were the following:
o Opening prayer prepared by the pre-novices.
o Viewing of a 20-minute-video documentation on the life of Fr. Butiña
o Eucharistic Celebration presided by Fr. Ronnie, the nephew of Sr. Paz and the renewal of vows by all the sisters who were present. It happened after the Gospel reading.
o Lunch with the family members. The sisters were also going around greeting the other sisters’ family members.
o Harana for a cause III-Carolling. This is a fund raising project for the needs of the Formation Program. Before the Harana, a short power-point presentation regarding the life and mission of the congregation was presented so that the family members will know more about the congregation and will be more inspired to donate to the formation fund.
o Sharing of talents by the family members through songs, dances and playing of musical instruments