Fr. Corvin Maturan, OAR, led the Palm Sunday ceremonies. The blessing of the Palms was done at the Main Lobby of the university at 8:45 am, and a procession was held from the Lobby to the Oratory. Fr Maturan also led the Eucharistic Celebration with Fr. Cristituto Palomar, OAR.
The Campus Ministry Office facilitated the annual Lenten Reflection to prepare the community for the Holy Week celebration. Mr. Frederic Sotto Perez of Notre Dame de Vie gave the sharing. The theme of the activity was “Let us Build together the House of God in this Season of Lent.” The Sacrament of Reconciliation went on during the Reflection. Fr. Amadeo Lucero, OAR, led the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
The celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper began at 5 pm at the Oratory. Fr. Corvin Maturan, OAR led the Eucharistic celebration with Fr. Leo Alaras, OAR; Fr. Joel Alve, OAR; Fr. Amadeo Lucero, OAR; Fr. Romeo Ben Potencio, OAR; Fr. Samuel Eyas, OAR and Fr. Cristituto Palomar, OAR. Fr. Maturan enacted the washing of the feet and held the Blessed Sacrament during the transfer to the Altar of Repose. The 12 apostles were Jose Forrosuelo, Jr.; Joema Sabornay; Mario Golez; Joel Esteriaga; Ronald Adluan; Jason Baltazar; Randy Pun-an; Novy Biato; Dean Dodie Turla; Jonel Talaban; Pepito Martino; and Rency Napatan. The exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament was done after the ceremonies.
The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and veneration of the Holy Cross was led by Fr. Samuel Eyas, OAR, at 3 pm. The DU-AW followed after the ceremonies.
The Lord has risen!
The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos(UNO-R) celebrated the Easter Vigil at the Oratory of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine last night at 8:45 pm, presided by Rev. Fr. Leo G. Alaras, OAR. It started with the Service of Light, followed by the Eucharistic Celebration. In addition, as we renew our baptismal promises during this celebration, we also welcome one of our brothers Mr. Claud Arthor B. Docto (UNO-R Faculty), who received the Sacrament of Baptism, Sacrament of Confirmation and took his first Union with Christ by receiving for the first time the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus. Indeed, Easter is the symbol of hope, faith, and love for us Christians. (lifted from fb account of CMO)