Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mount Angel Seminary and the Filipino Community Celebrate Santo Nino

On Saturday, January 18, members of the Catholic Filipino community joined Mount Angel Seminary to celebrate the Feast of Santo Nino.  The celebration included Mass in the Abbey Church, a procession from the Abbey Church, and food and entertainment in the Damian Center.

Seminarians Felipe Villalobos and Garrett McGowan help carry the image of the Santo Nino in the procession.

The procession included banners, crosses, dancers, and many images of the Santo Nino.

The leader of the procession to the Damian Center

The dancers leading the people in the procession

The people approaching the Damian Center

The crowd was greeted by colorful decorations and music.

The people placed their images of the Santo Nino on the stage where they were blessed by President-Rector Monsignor Joseph Betschart.

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