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Our Lady of the Assumption Parish celebrates Diamond Jubilee, Foundation Day

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MGA ARTISTS sa Parokya was the centerpiec­e of the various events held at the Assumption Parish as it celebrated sixty years of existence in Davao City.

The artists mounted an art exhibit on August 15, 2019 with the theme “60 Years of Grateful and Joyful Journey with Mary as a Caring Eucharisti­c Community”.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held in the morning after the solemn procession around the vicinity of the parish located along F. Torres St. corner Jacinto Extension.Parish Priest Fr. Hermie Garcia led the ceremony with Archbishop Fernando Capalla.

The Art Exhibit for a Cause was held to raise funds for the renovation of the old rectory.

A Musical Program was held in the evening to entertain parish members and church organizati­ons who actively join the parish in its various tasks.

Former Parish priests who have been assigned in Assumprion Parish during the previous years of its existence came to join the festivitie­s and joined parishione­rs in a sort of reunion.

Artists who contribute­d their work were; Meng Avila, Trixie Borbon, Bruan Cabrera, Rowena Basali, Marites Dejanio, Victoria Lagsub, Kakai Dela Cerna, Fr. Ronel Fulo, SSS, Sr, Nena Veloz, Lady Vannesa Cabrera-Amo, Chiara Arianna Lagsub Paco and Rancieska Julian G. Dela Cerna.

On August 15, 1959, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish was launched with Fr. Jean Bernard, PME, as the first Parish Priest and later succeeded by Fr. Conrad Lafortune, PME, who I recall, was our spiritual director for the Crusaders, an organizati­on of students at the Immaculate Conception College when I was in grade school.

Dona Vicenta Monteverde Vda. De Tionko donated the land now occupied by Assumption Parish.

The first batch of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers and Brothers came to the parish with Fr. Joseph Roy, SSS as the Parish Priest.

The present church building was built to respond to the growing population of the parish with the mission of being a ‘Eucharisti­c Shrine and Center of Eucharisti­c Devotion.’ in the Archdioces­e of Davao.

Former Parish priests who attended the Diamond Jubilee on August 15, 2019 were Fr. Frankie Delos Reyes, Fr. Kit, Fr. Mandy Tipones whom we met at the event. Fr, Hermie Garcia, Parish Priest at present hosted the celebratio­n of the foundation anniversar­y of Assumption Parish 2019.

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 ??  ?? RIBBON – Cutting Ceremony for the Fund Raising Art Exhibit led by Archbishop Fernando Capalla
RIBBON – Cutting Ceremony for the Fund Raising Art Exhibit led by Archbishop Fernando Capalla
 ??  ?? POSING with the artists after the morning procession is Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Priest Fr, Hermie Garcia, SSS
POSING with the artists after the morning procession is Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Priest Fr, Hermie Garcia, SSS
 ??  ?? GUESTS Christophe­r and Charisse Wong welcome Fr. Kit visiting from Cagayan de Oro City
GUESTS Christophe­r and Charisse Wong welcome Fr. Kit visiting from Cagayan de Oro City
 ??  ?? ARCHBISHOP Romulo Valles arrives for the Cultural Program at the parish, poses with Charisse Roque-Wong and Petras Anabel Joy Flores (behind)
ARCHBISHOP Romulo Valles arrives for the Cultural Program at the parish, poses with Charisse Roque-Wong and Petras Anabel Joy Flores (behind)
 ??  ?? ‘Ang Paghahanda sa Kadayawan’ by Trixie Borbon
‘Ang Paghahanda sa Kadayawan’ by Trixie Borbon
 ??  ?? ARTISTS Imelda Avila, Trixie Borbon and Victoria Lagsub
ARTISTS Imelda Avila, Trixie Borbon and Victoria Lagsub
 ??  ?? Fr. Hermie Garcia, Parish Priest, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Fr. Hermie Garcia, Parish Priest, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
 ??  ?? ‘EARTH, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit’, a painting by Imelda Avila
‘EARTH, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit’, a painting by Imelda Avila
 ??  ?? ADOLFO Mirasol with Fr. Kit and Fr. Mandy at breakfast
ADOLFO Mirasol with Fr. Kit and Fr. Mandy at breakfast
 ??  ?? FORMER Parish Priest Fr. Frankie Delos Reyes at the fiesta dinner
FORMER Parish Priest Fr. Frankie Delos Reyes at the fiesta dinner
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