Canonical Visit of the Provincial Superior to the Our Lady of Pillar Parish - Zaragoza

From January 19-21, 2018, Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior of the St. Matthew Province, had the joy to meet the small religious community of two, Fr. Antonio Dammay and Fr. Welbert Llyd Suarez, of the Our Lady of Pillar Parish in Zaragoza, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Fr. Orville Cajigal, the Provincial Councilor for Charity and Missions, joined the visit for him to check on the status of the St. Hannibal Educational Center, which caters to the young school children of the parish. His fraternal visit prioritized common prayers and encounters, personal dialogue with the religious and meeting with the lay leaders of the parish church. Fr. Abcede also had the chance to visit the Rogate Oasis Organic Farm in Sampaloc, Bolinao, Pangasinan, which is under the care of Fr. Mariano Antonio Ranera, Jr. Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, the Provincial Secretary, who accompanied the Fr. Abcede to document the official visitation, also took the opportunity to check on the Archives of the Religious House and of the Parish. Bro. Nilo Pelobello, the Provincial Treasurer, on the other hand, did his visit to checked on community’s finances and records days ahead. May these moments of prayere and encounters truly strengthen communion among brothers, particularly in this period when the Philippine Church celebrates the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons. Our Lady of Pillar, intercede for us all!