August 30, 2022

Filipino Community Members Gather for the Enthronement of Sto. Niño de Cebu in Agassiz, British Columbia

(Left Photo) Filipino Cultural dance groups perform the Sinulog dance. (Right photo) Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller leads the processional hymn. (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

26 August 2022 – Hundreds of Filipino-Canadians gathered at the grounds of St. Anthony of Padua parish in Agassiz, British Columbia on 20 August 2022 where a Shrine was built for the enthronement of the Holy Image of Sto. Niño de Cebu.

Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller presided the blessing of the Shrine and the enthronement of Sto. Niño.  Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, MLA Mable Elmore, District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger and the officers of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver attended the event.

The Sto. Niño shrine is meant to be a gift to the Archdiocese of Vancouver in commemoration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. The shrine follows the shape of Magellan's Cross Pavilion in Cebu. Construction began in May and was completed after three months.  END

 (Left photo) Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller presides the Holy Mass and the blessing of the Shrine dedicated to Sto. Niño de Cebu. (Photo from Vancouver PCG)

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama addresses the crowd and congratulates the members of the Filipino community on the construction of the new shrine.

(L-R) MLA Mable Elmore welcomes the attendees. Deputy Consul General Arlene T. Magno congratulates all the officers and members of the Sto. Niño de Cebu Shrine Steering Committee for successfully mounting this project.  District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger conveys the city’s gratitude to the parishioners for their contributions to the community of Agassiz. (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

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