Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reception to the Novitiate: Sts. Elijah and Elisha TOC Community

The members of the Lay Carmelite Community of Sts. Elijah and Elisha of the Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Baliuag, Bulacan was officially accepted to the Order on September 4, 2010. A concelebrated mass was held at the parish at around 9:30 a.m. The Rite of Reception was given by the new spiritual director of the region, Rev. Fr. Adrian Layug, TOCarm. In his homily, Fr. Adrian stressed the commitment attached in being a member of the TOC and how it will help in their spiritual growth. After the mass, a sumptuous lunch was served at the parish hall. The reception rites was attended by the TOCs of Bulacan and Pampanga.

Rev. Fr. Barry reading the Gospel
Fr. Adrian Layug giving the Homily
Rite of Reception of the novices of Baliuag and Tondo
Blessing of the Scapulars
Imposition of the Habit
Rite of Reception
The new novices of the Order
The Rite of Hermitage for Sis. Pilar Castro, TOCarm
New aspirants
Fr. Adrian and Fr. Barry
TOCs of Bulacan and Pampanga
Relics exposed for veneration
Relic Veneration
Relic Veneration
Relics of St. Albert of Trapani, Bl. Alberto Marvelli, St. Paula Montal Fornes, St. Romuald, St. Teresa Margaret Redi, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Maria Goretti, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, and St. Rita of Cascia
TOCs of Baliuag and Tondo with the Regional Council and a sponsor
TOC Sta. Maria

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