Sunday, 01 November 2020 17:24

San Felipe Neri Parish holds Holy-Win: Dress Like a Saint Contest

"Para maging banal, magdasal at magkaroon ng mabuting asal," says Rev. Fr. Hans Magdurulang, Parochial Vicar of San Felipe Neri Parish, in his homily during the Holy-Win: Dress Like A Saint Contest 2020.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the parish held its 8th year of the contest on Friday, October 30, 2020.

San Felipe Neri Parish holds its 8th year of Holy-Win: Dress Like a Saint contest on October 30, 2020, in commemoration of the feast of All Saints’ Day. | Photo by Dein de Leon/SPCPM-San Felipe Neri Parish


While observing the health protocol guidelines of the community quarantine, participants ages 30-60 years old gathered representing the different ministries, areas, and organizations in the parish. And so in addition to their saintly costumes, they also wore facemasks, face shields and observed physical distancing.

The event was concluded with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 6:00 PM, presided over by Rev. Fr. Hans Magdurulang. After the Mass, the winners of the contest were announced and awarded.

The Holy-Win: Dress Like A Saint-Contest has become a yearly activity of the parish where participants, including children, teenagers, and adults are dressed in saints’ vestments or costumes to commemorate the celebration of the "Hallowed Eve" or the Feast of All Saints. This was a response to the usual practice of wearing scary and horrific costumes of ghosts, witches, and other evil characters, which is not part of the Catholic tradition.

It is not only a contest but an occasion that teaches everyone to be holy and not scary. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)


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