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In June 2018, his Excellency bishop Gerardo Zendejas visited the Philippines to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to a rapidly expanding and blossoming congregation.

God willing, the Philippines will soon be sending many missionary priests and nuns to the West !


Leyte

Leyte Confirmations 2018
A strict examination of candidates precedes the ceremony
Leyte Confirmation 2018
The bishop consecrates more chalices
Leyte Confirmation 2018
Unusually, the ceremony started on time!
Leyte Confirmation 2018
A sermon full of anecdotes
Leyte Confirmation 2018
And a beautiful ceremony followed...
Leyte Confirmation 2018
..with an altar prepared with great care
Leyte Confirmation 2018
100 faithful came, including around 25 from Hindang and 25 from Maasin
Leyte Confirmation 2018
Group picture with the confirmands
Leyte Confirmation 2018
Banquet, discourse of the bishop
Leyte Confirmation 2018
With your good prayers, our first female vocation !

Cebu

Ceby Confirmation 2018
The venue in Cebu was less stylish...
Cebu Confirmation 2018
...but twice as many came
Cebu Confirmation 2018
And the singing was nice and loud
Cebu Confirmations 2018
63 confirmations were given

 
Pray that priestly reinforcement match this growing number of souls.
 
Bishop Zendejas and Fr Chazal left to the US, leaving Fr Picot behind, to celebrate four Marriages the next day, in the same venue.