DAGUPEÑOS CELEBRATE CHRIST THE KING

1ST PHOTO, UPPER LEFT – Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese delivers his homily during the Eucharistic celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King held at Tondaligan beach in Bonuan Gueset on November 26. 2ND PHOTO, UPPER RIGHT – Devotees from the city and nearby localities join the religious procession and Holy mass. 3RD PHOTO – Archbishop Villegas (6th from right) and Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (5th from right) are shown with Rev. Fr. Manuel Delos Santos of the Annunciation of the Lord Parish and other priests from various parishes in the city.

DAGUPAN CITY – Devotees from the city and nearby localities joined in celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King held at Tondaligan beach in Bonuan Gueset on November 26.

They were joined by members of various parishes and congregations in the city who came to witness the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during a Eucharistic adoration and procession.

Prayers were offered after the procession, which was followed by the Eucharistic celebration offered and presided by Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese.

This year’s celebration, which carries with the theme: “One Body of Christ, one Lord of All!” was spearheaded by the Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Bonuan Gueset, in coordination with the Dagupan City government.

This was held in conjunction with the 30th year anniversary of the Parish.

The celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King brings to an end the Church’s liturgical year and signals the observance of the following Sunday as the First Sunday of Advent. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)