On October 25, the opening mass for the establishment of the Sts. Elijah and Elisha TOC community was held at the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sabang, Baliuag, Bulacan. The liturgy was officiated by the Provincial Delegate to the TOC, Rev. Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm. together with Rev. Fr. Ibarra Mercado, parish priest. Seventeen (17) aspirants were received on that day. This is the 7th foundation in the TOC Province of St. Joseph (Bulacan) making it the largest TOC province in the Philippines consisting of four (4) canonical communities and three (3) communities-in-formation.
The TOC Calumpit (Mother Community) together with Fr. Noel and Fr. Barry
Fr. Noel reading Rites of Admission to Formation
Fr. Noel giving the homily
The TOCs of Bulacan in attendance
The Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sabang