Thursday, September 12, 2013

Peñafrancia Festival 2013

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Below is the official schedule of activities of the 2013 Penafrancia Festival. If you want to now where to stay, where to eat and what else to do in Naga, read my TRAVEL GUIDE here.


GENERAL SCHEDULE OF PENAFRANCIA FIESTA 2013
Growing in Catholic Faith in Jesus Christ with Mary at the Service of Social Transformation

September 3 / Tuesday
5:00 pm: Mass & Procession of the Divino Rostro from Basilica to Penafrancia Parish Church with Caceres Clergy
(All Divino Rostro Novena Masses will be held at the Former Shrine & Parish Church of Our Lady of Penafrancia)

September 4 / Wednesday - DAY FOR THE FAMILIES AND THE LAITY
Theme: The Divine Face of Jesus in the Filipino Catholic Families as Agents of Moral Renewal in Society (Mk. 3:35)
Pilgrims: Mater Salutis, Cararayan; Mt. Carmel, Carolina)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass: Naga Parochial School; PCFC
8:30 am: Harubay (c/o Council of the Laity)
Daily Schedule at the Penafrancia Parish during the Novenario Days
4:00 am: Penitential Procession and Pilgrimage
5:00 am: Novena Mass (Bikol)
4:00 pm: Confessions
5:00 pm: Novena Mass (English)
6:30 pm: Healing Mass

September 5 / Thursday – DAY FOR THE YOUTH
Theme: The Divine Face of Jesus in the Challenges of the Youth today to Live Up to their Faith (Mt. 19:16-30)
(Pilgrims: Tabuco; Gainza: Fil-Chinese Community –Fatima)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass: NCF; Aeronautical Academy of the Philippines
8:30 pm: Perdon Penitential Procession (Penafrancia Parish)

September 6 / Friday – DAY FOR EDUCATORS, TEACHERS, AND MEDIA PRACTITIONERS
Theme: The Divine Face of Jesus Renewing from Within the Educational System and Media Culture (Mt. 25:14-30)
(Pilgrims: St. Jude Thaddeus; Immaculate Conception)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass:(CSNHS; STI; AMACC)
8:00 pm: Alay ki Ina (Basilica c/o Oremos)

September 7 / Saturday - DAY FOR THE CHILDREN
Theme: The Divine Face of Jesus in the Future of Filipino Children (Mt.19:14)
(Pilgrims: St. Jude Thaddeus; Immaculate Conception)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass:(Mariners Polytechnic Colleges; WRI; NCCI)

September 8 / Sunday – DAY FOR THE RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF CACERES
Theme: The Divine Face of Jesus in the Witnessing of Evangelical Counsels in Philippine Society Today (Jn 13:35)
(Pilgrims: Religious Men & Women of Caceres)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass: (University of Northeastern Philippines)

September 9 / Monday – DAY FOR THE SICK AND ELDERLY
Theme: The Divine Face of Jesus in Sickness and Old Age Offered for the Good of Society (Lk. 17:11-19)
(Pilgrims: Cathedral & Lorenzo Ruiz, Abella)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass:(University of St. Anthony; Computer Communications Institute)

September 10 / Tuesday – DAY FOR THE POOR AND PRISONERS
Theme: The Divine Face in the Plight of the Poor Filipinos’ Struggle for Social Justice (Lk. 16: 19-34)
(Pilgrims: San Francisco Parish, Naga City)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass:(UNC; BISCAST)

September 11 / Wednesday – DAY FOR PRIESTS AND SEMINARIANS
Theme: The Divine Face in the Life and Ministry of Priests Reaching out to the Margins of Society (Mt. 18:12-14)
(Pilgrims: Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Haring, Canaman)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass:(USI; Naga City Science High School)

September 12 / Thursday – DAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND WORKERS
Theme: The Divine Face in the Challenges towards Good Governance and Christian Leadership (Mt. 23:11)
(Pilgrims: St. Anthony of Padua, Camaligan)
Schools in attendance at 5:00pm Novenary Mass:(AdeNU; Brentwood College of Asia International School)
4:00 pm: Opening of the Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair (Elias Angeles St, Naga City)

September 13 / Friday – FEAST OF THE DIVINO ROSTRO
4:00 am: Penitential Procession of the Image of INA from Basilica to Penafrancia Parish Church
Penitential Procession (Pilgrims from Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, Canaman)
5:30 am: Pontifical Mass : Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona
6:30 am: Community Mass
8:00 am: Pontifical Mass: Bishop Jose R. Rojas

Novena Masses in Honor of Our Lady of Peñafrancia
Theme: Mary’s lowliness draws to herself the power ofGod
12:00 nn: Start of Traslacion Procession of Delegates from schools, institutions, and organizations
1 – 5 pm: Masses (Cathedral) and Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
2:00 pm: Community Mass at Plaza de Covarrubias: Fr. Gerard Timoner, O.P.
3:30 pm: TRASLACION PROCESSION
5:30 pm: Pontifical Mass (Quadricentennial Arch) Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona
7:00 pm: Community Mass (Cathedral)

September 14 / Saturday – DAY FOR THE YOUTH
Theme: Mary is blessed by all generations as the humble servant of the Lord
3 – 7 pm: Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
* 5:00 pm: Novena Mass (English), Quadricentennial Arch, Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona
(5:00pm is the regular schedule of the novena mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral)

September 15 / Sunday – DAY FOR THE RELIGIOUS & SEMINARIANS
Theme: Mary praises a God who is concerned with the poor and raises up the lowly
3 – 7 pm: Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
9:00 pm: Marian Procession (Cathedral Grounds)

September 16 / Monday – DAY FOR THE CHILDREN
Theme: Mary proclaims a God who does not have a preference for the proud or rich
3 – 7 pm: Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
8:00 pm Marian Procession (Cathedral Grounds)
10:00 pm: Perdon Procession along the major streets of Naga City

September 17 / Tuesday – DAY FOR EDUCATORS, TEACHERS AND MEDIA PRACTITIONERS
Theme: Mary rejoices in a God who does not focus on the power of the mighty
6:00 am: Pontifical Mass, Diocese of Virac, Bishop Manolo de los Santos
8:00 am: Pontifical Mass, Diocese of Libmanan, Bishop Jose R. Rojas
9:00 am: Visit to Charitable Institutions (c/o I-Share)
3-7 pm: Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
3:00 pm: Union of Bicol Clergy (Holy Rosary Minor Seminary)
8:00 pm Marian Procession (Cathedral Grounds)
10:00 pm: Perdon Procession along the major streets of Naga City

September 18 / Wednesday – DAY FOR THE SICK, THE ELDERLY AND HEALTH WORKERS
Theme: Mary centers herself in a God who focuses on mercy and compassion
6:00 am: Pontifical Mass, Cathedral, Diocese of Daet, Bishop Gilbert Garcera
9:00 am: Visit to Charitable Institutions (c/o I-Share)
3-7 pm: Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
8:00 pm Marian Procession (Cathedral Grounds)
10:00 pm: Perdon Procession along the major streets of Naga City

September 19 / Thursday – DAY FOR THE POOR & PRISONERS
Theme: Mary looks forward to God’s poor and lowly who hope for liberation and salvation
3:00 am: Penitential Procession of INA & Divino Rostro
6:00 am: Pontifical Mass, Diocese of Sorsogon, Bishop Arturo Bastes
9:00 am: Visit to Charitable Institutions (c/o I-Share)
3-6 pm: Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
6:00 pm: Union of Bikol Clergy Mass (Cathedral) Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona
7:30 pm: Confessions (Cathedral)
8:00 pm: Marian Procession (Cathedral Grounds)

September 20 / Friday – DAY FOR PRIESTS
Theme: Mary is a Model of Unconditional Discipleship and Faithful Service
3:00 am: Penitential Procession of INA & Divino Rostro
6:00 am: Pontifical Mass, Diocese of Masbate, Bishop Jose Bantolo,
10:00 am: Pontifical Mass, Military Ordinariate
3-7 pm: Confessions (Minor Seminary Arches)
8:00 pm: Marian Procession (Cathedral Grounds)
9:00 pm: Vigilia de Espigas, Adoracion Nocturna Filipina

September 21 / Saturday – DAY FOR GOVERNMENT LEADERS & WORKERS
Theme: Mary looks forward to God’s justice and righteousness
3:00 am: Penitential Procession of INA & Divino Rostro
6:00 am: Pontifical Mass (Cathedral), Archdiocese of Caceres, Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona
10:00 am: Pontifical Mass (Cathedral), Diocese of Legazpi, Bishop Joel Baylon
12:00 nn: Ringing of Bells
4:00 pm: FLUVIAL PROCESSION
4-6 pm: Confessions (Basilica Grounds)
6:30 pm: Pontifical Mass (Basilica Grounds), Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona

September 22 / Sunday – SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF PEÑAFRANCIA
Theme: Growing in Catholic Faith in Jesus Christ with Mary at the Service of Social Transformation
6:30 am: Pontifical Mass (Basilica) Bishop Lucilo Quiambao
8:00 am: Pontifical Mass (Basilica) Archdiocese of Caceres, Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona
9:30 am: Pontifical Mass (Basilica) Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi
11:00 am: Pontifical Mass (Basilica) Bishop Gilbert Garcera
6:00 pm: Pontifical Mass (Basilica) Bishop Manolo de los Santos


*Source: Penafrancia Basilica Minore Facebook Page. Photo taken from Naga Smiles to the World FB page.

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