Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando reminded Filipino Catholics of the importance of Holy Week
It’s no secret that majority of Filipinos are Catholics. This week is special for every Catholic as it is the Holy Week in the Lenten calendar or Semana Santa in Filipino. During this week, Filipino Catholics observe fasting, immerse themselves in deep prayer, visit churches, hold Bible readings, and practice other rituals. This year will be different.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass gatherings are not allowed and every resident in Luzon can only leave their houses if necessary. Palm Sunday gave an overview of how the whole week will pan out: online masses and in some areas, house-to-house blessings.
As a devout Catholic, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando addressed his constituents in a two-minute video. He reminded everyone that Semana Santa is a symbol of joining Christ in his struggle to save mankind from sin. For the governor, this is the time to connect with Christ deeply and to reconnect with God to those who’ve lost their faith. He called on everyone to serve their neighbours, especially those who are poor.
He prayed that the nation will continue to be guided and saved by the Lord Almighty.
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