Storied choir sings for Pedro

WEEKS before the national thanksgiving mass for San Pedro Calungsod, Marichu Lim took a break from her work at the Mandaue City Hall and bought a memory card for her cellphone in a nearby mall. “The Latin songs are quite difficult,” said the 45-year-old telephone operator. “I bought a memory card so I could record […]

Despite presence of many politicians, thanksgiving mass focuses on San Pedro

PRESIDENT Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III allegedly held up the start of the national thanksgiving mass for the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod yesterday. The President, who arrived at the event with Hilario “Junjun” Davide III, Liberal Party’s (LP) gubernatorial candidate in Cebu, was reportedly 15 minutes late. Read the rest of this entry

Pedrito doll ‘a commercial success’

The Pedrito, a doll fashioned after the new Filipino saint Pedro Calungsod, continues to enjoy brisk sales. Eileen Esteban, head of the new media committee under the national commission for canonization of Pedro Calungsod, told Sun.Star Cebu there are plans to produce 1,000 re-packaged versions that will include a catechesis on the Visayan martyr’s life. […]

Cebu catechist groups unite for Calungsod

MEMBERS of different Catholic associations in Cebu were gathered in the South Road Properties (SRP) on Friday to join in the thanksgiving mass for the second Filipino saint, San Pedro Calungsod. Among them is the Franciscan Immaculate (FI) from Barangay San Jose Talamban whose members have prayed for the non-approval of the Reproductive Health Bill. […]

North parishes pool money to decorate their carrozas

SOME 45 carrozas from different parishes in northern Cebu joined the procession to the site of the national thanksgiving mass for the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod at the South Road Properties (SRP). The parishes reportedly spent between P10,000 and P250,000 on the floats’ decoration alone. Part of that money was used to ship rare […]

Aquino: Adopt Pedro’s ideals

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III yesterday described the thanksgiving mass as the embodiment of the Filipinos’ pride and gratitude for the canonization of Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod. In a speech after the mass officiated by Cebu Archdiocese cardinal emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, recalled San Pedro’s faith, bravery and sacrifice in leaving his friends and family to […]