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Peñafrancia Mass to follow nine weeks of devotions

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SAN DIEGO — The veneration of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is one of the oldest and largest Filipino Marian celebrations held in San Diego.

After nine weeks of devotional prayers, the Solemnity of Our Lady of Peñafrancia will be celebrated by Vicar General Father Michael Pham, accompanied by diocesan clergy, at Good Shepherd Church on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m.

This year’s theme is “Mary accompanies us in our journey toward a synodal Church.”

The Mass, organized by San Diego Peñafrancia devotees under the leadership of Pag-Iribang Bikolnon-United Bicol, will be livestreamed at sdcatholic.org/penafrancia2022.

The Pag-Iribang Bikolnon is a consortium of Filipino organizations dedicated to nurturing and promoting the Catholic faith and culture through the members’ devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

The novena schedule and other details can be found at penafranciasandiego.com.

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