Santa Candida Maria de Jesus: Our Guide to our Journeying together : A celebration in NAIC, Cavite

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     On August 9, 2022, our community celebrated the 2nd year of our Parish, St. Candida Maria de Jesus Parish,  which was attended by various religious organizations, chapel communities, LGU Members, Manresa Family, and FI Sisters led by Sr. Mary Juelar and the faithful who have devotion to Santa Candida.

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The mass was presided by Most Rev Bishop. Reynaldo G. Evangelista, Bishop of the Diocese of Imus together with some members of the clergy.

In his Homily Bishop Rey Evangelista emphasized these words: St. Candida, who trusted God, gave herself out of her love and concern for others," he said. St. Candida knew that Jesus was always with her, Who became the source of the grace that enabled her to do what is good for others. He was her strength. It just proves that even a poor family like Santa Candida doesn't prevent others from caring for others and loving God more.

Our beloved Bishop also encouraged us to encourage others, just like Mother Candia,  to draw near to God, to Church, to pray, to pray the rosary, and other acts of holiness because every baptized person should be together with us in our journey.

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At the end of the Mass, Bishop Evangelista led the way to the image of Santa Candida accompanied by the hymn composed by Larrene Joy Asel and Aj Tejano specifically for this Feast of St. Candida.

     The Parish also had several activities prior to the Celebration. They offered the novena prayers which were hosted by the different sitios and organizations per day. There was also a Thanksgiving Mass in the evening, celebrated by the Parish Priest, Fr. Joseph Mayola. Here they gave a special "Thank you" to the many people who have been instrumental in the building of the church until it was canonically erected. There was also a "Gabi ng Parangal", a special night honoring those people who contributed so much to this Parish, St. Candida Maria de Jesus.   

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Sr. Mary receives the plaque from Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista on behalf of the Hijas de Jesus Sisters.

Several compositions of new songs and hymns in honor of St. Candida Parish were also made. For more complete info, log in to St. Candida Maria de Jesus Parish Facebook page.