San Lorenzo Ruiz Feast 2013

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The San Lorenzo Ruiz Feast 2013 Concelebrated Mass on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00 in the afternoon at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City was enthusiastically attended by faithful devotees of the First Filipino Martyr Saint and Patron of Migrants amidst the reconstruction works going on in the Cathedral. 


The Most Reverend Nicholas M. DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the confirmed Principal Celebrant, did not feel well to celebrate so he was represented by his Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappeto. 

The First Reading was done by Mrs. Eleonor De Leon, wife of Consul General Mario Lopez De Leon of the Philippine Consulate of New York while the Second Reading was proclaimed by Mrs. Fe Cabactulan, wife of Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan, Permanent Representative of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations. 

This year’s Hermano/Hermanas are Dr. Alexander Sy, Dr. Rebecca ‘Dolly’ Rivera, and Dr. Miriam Holgado. 

The Prayers of the Faithful offered in 10 Filipino dialects represented the more than 7,100 islands that comprised the Philippine Archipelago. 

The highlight of the Mass was when Reverend Joseph G. Marabe, Moderator of the San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel and Director of the Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New York announced that the secretary of H.E. Timothy Cardinal M. Dolan confirmed to him that His Eminence will be the Principal Celebrant of our 2014 San Lorenzo Ruiz Feast Concelebrated Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. 

A very simple and cozy afternoon reception followed afterwards at the Cathedral Priests Garden on 51st Street and Madison Avenue happily shared by the Principal celebrant, Filipino clergy, benefactors/donors, volunteers and devotees of our beloved saint.