Entrusting to Mary the Young Helping the Young
Cebu City, Philippines, 15 August 2018 –This year’s celebration of the solemnity of Mary’s Assumption has been more meaningful as Fr. Godofredo T. Atienza, SDB, FIS Provincial Superior, officiated the missionary send-off held during the 6:30am holy mass at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Punta Princesa, Cebu City. Julius Cesar “JC” Macalit is 22 years old. He will be assisting the Salesian works in Dumangas, Iloilo for 5 months.
Among those who were present and witnessed the missionary send-off were Fr. Arvin Abatayo, SDB, the parishioners and some SALVO members. Fr. Atienza left everyone with a memorable message about the generosity and greatness of our Blessed Mother who continues to inspire believers to become missionary volunteers. Towards the end, Fr. Atienza asked everyone to pray a “Hail Mary” particularly for young volunteers who have dedicated themselves to serve their fellow youth who are poor and disadvantaged.