Photos by Yhongs
First Posted 09:27:00 11/05/2008
Last Updated 22:46:00 01/07/2011
The facade was blessed last Dec. 24. The project cost P 1.5 M, contributed by parishioners and Caibiranons in Manila. The parish still has some P170 thousand payables for the project.
The erection of this beautiful Park of St. James the Great is owned to the generosity and benevolence to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Marciano Vermug (nee: Toepista Garin) with their children: Marciano Jr., Linda, Wilfredo, Romeo, Ma. Teresa, Bella, Floro and Tita – 2008 Fiesta Hermanos Mayores.
Us we are ushered into the entrance of our parish grounds, and with this beautiful Park in sight, we marvel: How lovely it is to be here. This is indeed the gate of Heaven and the House of God!
Symbolic of the Gate of heaven, in this Park beacons and invites everybody to enter our parish Church, the dwelling place of God.
Blessed and inaugarated on July 24, in the year of the Lord 2008 by the Most Reverend Filomeno G. Bactol, D.D., Bishop of Naval, during the incumbency of Reverend Father Benjamin C. Pantas, J.C.D. and Reverened Father Antonio P. Sevilla, Priest in Team Ministry of the Parish.
This beautiful park is erected in honor of the Apostle St. James the Great, patron and protector of the town of Caibiran
The illustrious Apostle Senor Santiago, as the town folks fondly call him, is enshrined at the center of six great columns representing the rudiments of the town of Caibiran of which Santiago Apostol claims dominion over it. Six magnificent angels keep watch over the town while singing hymns of praises to the majesty of God.
At the foot of the Apostle is the spectacular fountain of the four great rivers of the town, namely: Salog Caibiran, Salog Tinago, Salog Calambis and Salog Mapula providing the much needed irrigation for the land to produce plenty for the nourishment and livelihood of all Caibiranhon.
The Beautiful BAPTISTRY is the realization of the Parishioners` dream of having a worthy place of reception of the holy sacrament of Baptism, the doorway which gives access to the other Sacraments and through which one becomes a member of the fold of Christ and incorporated into His Church.
Adjacent to this Baptistry is the equally beautiful VENEREMUS CHAPEL, the making of which is the expression of the Parishioners` piety and dovotion to the HOLY SAINTS OF GOD.
Gratitude is extended to the benevolence of the following benefactors:
* Mr. Gilbert G. Vinegas
* Caibiran Association of USA (CAUSA)
* 2007 Fiesta and Christmas Sponsorship of the generous Parishioners
* 2007 Town Fiesta proceeds donated for the project whole and entire by the Local Government Unit of Caibiran headed by the Honorable Mayor Floresca Sia-Delante
* and countless other kind-hearted souls.
Blessed and Inaugurated on March 2, 2008 by the Most Reverend Filomeno G. Bactol, D.D., Bishop of Naval, during the term of office of Reverend Father Benjamin C. Pantas, JCD and Reverend Father Antonio A. Sevilla, Priest in Team Ministry of the Parish.
photos by Yhongs – BiliranIsland.com