Feast Day of St. John Bosco in Lawaan
by: Fr. Vince Michael Sabal, SDB
January 31, 2020, Don Bosco Formation Center – Lawaan – The feast of Saint John Bosco started with a procession along the highway at 5:00 AM. The Holy Mass followed at 6:00 AM presided by Fr. Philip Lazatin, SDB, novice director. In his homily he shared about the great work that Don Bosco started and left as a legacy to the Church and society today. After the Holy Mass the kissing of the relic of the saint followed.
Games were organized for the community in the morning. Extern students joined Bosco Games and Quiz Bee. A lunch fellowship followed with a trivia on the life of Don Bosco followed by the awarding of game winners.
In the evening, solemn vespers followed attended by invited guests, benefactors, and Lay Mission Partners. It was followed by a dinner program as a tribute to Saint John Bosco, the Father and Teacher of Youth. The event was graced with the presence of Fr. Godofredo Atienza, SDB (FIS Provincial Superior) and Fr. Honesto Geronimo, SDB (FIS Vice Provincial).
The day ended filled with much joy and gratitude to Saint John Bosco who continues to intercede for our community, our lay collaborators, and the young entrusted to our care. Viva Don Bosco!