Brother Knights join Cabanatuan diocese in celebrating Golden Jubilee

Fourth Degree members of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines escorting the Bishops, Priests and Deacons during the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. (Photo by Gil Dindo Berino)Fourth Degree members of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines escorting the Bishops, Priests and Deacons during the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. (Photo by Gil Dindo Berino)
CABANATUAN CITY, June 10, 2013 –More than 40 Brother Knights from three Assemblies were served as Honor Guards and more than 40 Brother Knights in Barong have secured more than 37 Bishops and more than 70 Priests and Deacons during the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Diocese of Cabanatuan held on June 1 and 3.

Participating Assemblies were Archbishop Gabriel M. Reyes Assembly under Faithful Navigator Antonio Boado; Bishop Vicente P. Reyes Assembly under Faithful Navigator Rex Blanco; and Sofio Balce Assembly under Faithful Navigator Elpidio Sicat in coordination with the Round Table of District Deputies (RTDD) of Nueva Ecija and Aurora headed by Gil Dindo Berino.

Meanwhile, according the Msgr. Elmer Maglinao, the vicar-general of the diocese, the Golden Jubilee is a way to recollect the history and to acclaim the grace and blessing that God has bestowed on his faithful through the foundation of the diocese.

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas celebrated the mass on June 1 morning, as the opening salvo for the June 3 celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the diocese; while the novena was begun on June 2.

The 50th Anniversary celebration was held on June 3 in the afternoon at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Cathedral with Cabanatuan Bishop Sofronio Bancud as main celebrant. As part of the Golden Jubilee celebration the diocese has declared some churches as diocesan shrines. (Jandel Posion/KC News)

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