Palma to hold misa de gallo in ar­eas hit by land­slide, fire

The Freeman - - FRONT PAGE - — Rowena D. Capis­trano and John Ken­drick P. Ceciban, USJ-R In­tern/JMD

The Arch­dio­cese of Cebu has re­leased the list of places where Arch­bishop Jose Palma will pre­side over misa de gallo or sim­bang gabi this year, among which are the land­slide­hit City of Naga and the fire­stricken Car­bon Pub­lic Mar­ket in Cebu City.

At least 78 peo­ple were killed by the mas­sive land­slide in Barangay Ti­naan, Naga last Septem­ber 20. Thus, Palma’s cel­e­bra­tion of a dawn mass at St. Agus­tine Parish in Barangay Lang­tad at 4 a.m. on De­cem­ber 18 is seen as a fit­ting oc­ca­sion to re­mind Na­ga­hanons, es­pe­cially those who lost loved ones, to con­tinue to hope de­spite the tragedy.

At 4 a.m. on Christmas Eve, De­cem­ber 24, Palma will also cel­e­brate a Mass at the Car­bon Pub­lic Mar­ket, which was hit by a fire re­cently.

Other sched­ules are as fol­lows: Im­mac­u­late Heart of Mary Parish in Minglanilla, De­cem­ber 16 at 4 a.m.;

Camp Ser­gio Os­meña, De­cem­ber 17 at 4:30 a.m.; San Pe­dro Calung­sod Shrine, Arch­bishop Palace, De­cem­ber 19 at 4 a.m.; Con­ver­sion of St. Paul Parish in Lugo, Bor­bon, De­cem­ber 21 at 4:30 a.m.; San Pe­dro Calung­sod Parish, Pu­lang­bato, Talam­ban, De­cem­ber 22 at 4 a.m.; and CCTN, De­cem­ber 23 at 4:30 a.m.

Palma will also be cel­e­brat­ing a Mass at the Cebu Metropoli­tan Cathe­dral prior to his mid­night Mass on De­cem­ber 24.

Fr. Japhet Geon­zon, Palma's per­sonal litur­gist, said four of the parishes where the Arch­bishop will of­fi­ci­ate masses in have sent re­quests for Palma to hold Masses there.

Geon­zon added that the theme of this year's misa de gallo will be as­so­ci­ated with 2019 be­ing the Year of the Youth.

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