The Lay Carmelites of the Region of St. Joseph made their lenten recollection last March 7 and 21. The March 7 recollection was given by Rev. Fr. Noel Rosas, OCarm at the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pulong Buhangin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan. This was attended by the communities of Malolos, Guiguinto, and Pulong Buhangin together with the Cofradia members of the parish.
The recollection of March 21 was given by Rev. Fr. Ronnie Tuazon, TOCarm of the Immaculate Conception Seminary. This was held at the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sabang, Baliuag, Bulacan. The communities of Baliuag, Hagonoy, Calumpit, and Alido attended the said event. After the recollection, an observer of the community of Alido, Cecil Tantoco, was received as an aspirant.