RAY de Filipinas on St. Joseph: With a Father’s Heart
by Roceline Bernal, Rakyla Nadine Samuel, and Cyrine Julianne Singson
The Recollect Augustinian Youth de Filipinas held a virtual online praying of the novena in honor of St. Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church last March 10 to 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm via zoom application and was broadcasted on Facebook via FB live hosted by the official page of RAY de Filipinas.
The RAY Local Communities actively participated by leading and attending the online praying of the novena. Each day, 2 RAY local communities were assigned to lead and respond to the novena prayer.
On the last day of novena in honor of St. Joseph, the Recollect Augustinian Youth National Officers headed by the National President, Ms. Roceline L. Bernal had their renewal of commitment with the Section head of RAY de Filipinas, Rev. Fr. Joseph Dexter Palagtiosa, OAR as the officiating priest.
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” means “with A Father’s heart”, Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church and proclaimed the holy “Year of St. Joseph” from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021. May the image of St. Joseph be a reminder of a beloved, tender, loving, obedient, accepting, creatively courageous, working father and a father in the shadows.