INAGAWAN – The Recoletos family, (religious brothers, AR sisters & SARF), on the great feast of St. Ezekiel Moreno – August 19, joyously celebrates, with so many devotees from the barrios and cities who arrived to the miraculous Balon-Pari site in Brgy. Inagawan to hear and attend the healing Mass officiated by the Recollects healing priest himself, Fr. Efren Anez at 9:00 am.
In another venue, the fiesta celebration at St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center, in Brgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan was started with the 10:30 am concelebrated Mass participated by the religious and diocesan clergy. The chapel were crowded with so many devotees, including the entire Seminario de San Jose community, who are aware of the holiness and healing power of our own St. Ezekiel Moreno.
On August 21, the Meeting of the Secretariat of Pastoral Ministry was held in Inagawan. Early in the morning on that very day, the Recollect pastors from the OAR parishes in the Philippines flocked in the newly constructed Parish beautiful gazebo at the side of the Mt Carmel Parish Church. The religious involved in ministerial apostolate had tuly made their way to be in Palawan for the said important gathering: They are Frs. 1) Egay (Tubio), 2) Emil (Larlar), 3) Arnel (Diaz), 4) Joy (Zabala), 5) Mhadz (Lucero), 6) Dionisio (Cachero), 7) Renren (Villalino), 8) Rod (Deguit), 9) Jay (Parilla), 10) Joseph (Panaligan), 11) Dexter (Palagtiosa), 12) Bebot (Avanzado), 13) George (Peligro), 14) Charlie (Orobia), 15) Michael (Catama), 16) Raul (Buhay), 17) Rex (Bangcaya), 18) Carmelo (Borces), 19) Randy (Castillo), 20. Buloy (Mansueto), 21. Rev. Nimrod Launio.
Headed by the community prior, Fr. Rex Bangcaya as well as the parish priest, Fr. Raul Buhay and community, on this day, August 22, the beautiful sunny day of the parish starts with a highly participated fluvial parade in honor of St. Ezekiel Moreno, followed by the blessing of the newly built comfort-room structures, the blessing of the newly paved street going to the Balon Pari and finally also the blessing and inauguration of the new and elegant St. Ezekiel Moreno, Balon Pari Grotto. A Solemn High Mass, officiated by no other than the chairman himself, Fr. Egay Tubio, on this solemnity of St. Ezekiel Moreno in the Balon Pari Chapel follows nearly at the middle of the day.
During the solemn day of our Father St. Augustine, August 28, there was a fiesta Mass in St. Augustine Chapel in Sitio Tacduan at 10:00 am officiated by Fr. Raul Buhay, their parish priest; another fiesta concelebrated Eucharistic Celebration in St. Augustine Chapel in Tagburos Centro at 10:00am headed by Fr. Buloy Mansueto, the Tagburos community prior; then a Joint Celebration at 3:00 pm of OAR Priests, AR Sisters, Dominican Sisters and SARF Inagawan Chapter that was held in SEMSDEC, Brgy. San Jose, PPC, Palawan. Fr. Jasper Lahan, the guest speaker of the said meaningful event shared his ideas on the action plans of the Vicariate and the implementing guidelines of various Church’s activities for this year of the poor.