INVITATION TO ALL DEVOTEES OF THE VIRGIN OF PENAFRANCIA – FLUVIAL PARADE
by: Paeng Nebres
On September 17,2016 (Saturday) is the Feast Day of Our Penafrancia, the Patroness of the Bicol Region in the Philippines.
The Devotees of the Virgin of Penafrancia of the Bicol Canada Community Association (BCCA) together with the organizers of the 9 Day House to House Novena are hosting the celebration beginning with the traditional Fluvial Parade at the Bluffers Park Lake at Brimley Rd. in Scarborough, Ontario (by the Lake) and an evening Mass Celebration at the Our Lady of Assumption Church at 2565 Bathurst St., Toronto.
DETAILS OF THE FEAST DAY CELEBRATION : SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 (SATURDAY)
MORNING CELEBRATION AT THE BLUFFERS PARK & MARINA at Brimley Rd. South (by the Lake)
8:30 AM – Assembly for the procession of the Virgin to the Dock at the Bluffers Park Marina, where the Fluvial Parade will start. (Eastside of the Bluffers Park Marina)
9:30 AM – PROCESSION TO THE DOCK STARTS
10:00-11:30 AM FLUVIAL PARADE ON THE LAKE
Devotions will be celebrated at the park after the Fluvial Parade.
Pot Luck lunch (picnic) at the Park will follow after the Devotions.
REMINDER : FOR THOSE THAT WISHES TO SAIL WITH THE FLUVIAL PARADE ON THE LAKE PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LIFE JACKETS
(You can purchase them at the Canadian Tire or sports store. You can re-use them next year and every year)
Each province will be allocated with one sail boat that can accommodate 4 to 5 Devotees.(first come first serve, to those with life jackets)
EVENING CELEBRATION AT THE LADY OF ASSUMPTION CHURCH at 2565 Bathurst St. Toronto.
6:45 PM Starts with a procession of the Virgin of Penafrancia around the church yard.
7:00 PM Con-Celebrated Holy Mass with the San Lorenzo Ruiz, K of C & Ladies Choir led by Al Doloroso
After the Holy Mass a Fiesta/Celebration will follow at the Church Hall.
Kumustahan, Karakanan, Baraylihan asin Kaogmahan sa Kapistahan para “Viva La Virgen”.
For more information :
Bobby and Lorna Achacon Tel# 416 265-2085 (Fluvial Parade)
Felix and Mayette Reyes Tel# 905 896-4958 (9 days House to House novena)
Toti and Naty Gutierrez Tel# 416 751-9437 (Fluvial Parade)
Gidget dela Torre Tel# 647 531-1582 (Fluvial Parade)
Paeng Nebres Tel# 416 618-1362 (Fluvial Parage & Novena