BERLINews  Online News Service of the Philippine Community in Berlin - Nr. 55

Sinulog glows, Sto. Niņo lives

Berlin - Sinulog glows again in Berlin on the Feast of Sto. Niņo de Cebu, January 21, 2007.   Devotees, Community members, international guests filled the Church of the Holy Spirit during the celebration of the Novena with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Mass to honor the Child Jesus at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Pinoys and Germans in Berlin in Sinulog Festival Fever... "Hala Beer..ra"!
       The two-hour Liturgical Celebration in different languages was graced by the presence of Fr. Siegfried Zoch SVD, Fr. Vijay Kumar Tirkey SVD and Fr. Adonis Narcelles Jr. SVD. After the Holy Mass, the Bible Sharing Groups, the Couples for Christ and the Sto. Niņo devotees honored the Child Jesus with their Sinulog Rendition which was preceeded by the choral presentation of the Loved Flock Choir. The images of Sto. Niņo were displayed inside the church and were blessed after the Mass. The children and babies, the "living Niņo's" were also blessed by the Chaplain.

       After the festive Liturgy, the guests went to the Parish Hall where food donated by community members were served to the people. Despite the crowded Hall, the ambiance was "warm and friendly." The last event of the day was the Raffle Draw which has also attracted the guests from Europe, Africa and Asia.
       Once again, it was a glowing Sinulog 2007 with lots of joy, fun and blessings. The community looks forward for a bigger event next year on the Silver Anniversary celebration of Sinulog in Berlin. Everyone is invited on January 20, 2008!

    (by Fr. Adonis Narcelles Jr. SVD)

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