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Bacolod City, PhilippinesFriday, August 5, 2011

Fr. Pasquin turns 66


Fr. Felix Pariñas Pasquin celebrated his 66th birthday with a Thanksgiving Mass at the St. John Marie Vianney Hall on July 29.

The only son of Vicente Pasquin and Matilde Pariñas, Felix Pasquin was born in Pototan, Iloilo. He studied at the Sacred Heart Seminary and then at the Maryhill School of Theology.

Fr. Felix’s first assignment was as assistant priest in Silay City, then assistant priest in Murcia. Then he was moved to Cadiz City, became chaplain of Airport Subdivision and parish priest and rector of the St. Jude Thaddeus in Brgy. Alijis where, with the help of his parishioners, he built the St. Jude Shrine. He then became the parish priest of Silay City and helped restore the Silay-Pro-Cathedral.

Now, Fr. Felix is the rector of the San Sebastian Shrine, and is in-charge of the media of the Diocese of Bacolod. He just finished the restoration of Cathedral stained glass windows depicting the Holy Rosary and the two centuries old bells. He was also instrumental in the construction of the concrete stairs at the Cathedral for the benefit of the elderly like Moi, and improved the pavement of the Cathedral parking space.

After the thanksgiving mass everybody sang Happy Birthday song.

Gracing the occasion were his elementary and high school classmates from Potatan, Iloilo, parishioners from Silay, St. Jude, Alijis, Sisters from the Daughters of St. Paul, and Sisters from La Consolacion College, and Gov. Freddie Marañon, Councilor Carl Lopez and Nene Leonardia.

Co-celebrator during the mass was Bishop Vicente Navarra.

To Fr. Felix, more candles to blow and may God bless you in your work.


We are inviting everybody to join us in the novena and feast of St. Ezekiel Moreno, Patron Saint of Cancer Patients. Novena masses are set August 10-18. Mass on weekdays will be at 7 a.m., and on Sunday, the Feast Day will be at 8 a.m. Main celebrant homelist will be Bishop Vicente Navarra.

Remember: God’s love is unbounded, God’s grace is unlimited, God’s power is immeasurable. May you have God’s endless blessing always.

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Percussion talents
at Capitol today

More than 20 participating percussion or drum beating bands will feature  live musical and educational entertainment for the public  at the Provincial Capitol  Park tonight,  a Capitol press release said. 

Dubbed as “One Beat, One Life: Celebration of Life,” the event will showcase the talents of the Negrense percussionists from different local governments units, artists and environment groups  to advocate the call for  sustained initiatives for the rehabilitation of the environment from “Ridge to Reef”.

The drumbeating night will serve as the venue for expressing the voice of the youth towards the preservation of the environment, the press release said.

The cultural night is a multi-partite collaboration that  seeks not only to preserve our environment but also to promote our culture, giving importance to percussions as a medium of art and as a potent tool for creating change in a community, the press release added.

A photo exhibit and a forum on the history of percussions and its relevance in the promotion of culture and arts and the protection and preservation of the environment will also be held by the organizers at the Negros Museum from 1 p.m.  up to 3 p.m. today before the cultural show at the Capitol Park, the press release said.

The participating groups and bands are the Brian Robinson-Drums of Fire, Trivua Tultuga - Victorias City, Jess Tribe and Tribu Ilajas - Murcia, Pasalamat Festival Drumbeaters - La Carlota City, Grupo Ispading, Tribu Maligno, Pedro’s Mind, Binhi Creative and Craft Workshop and Puwersa Pintura – all of Bacolod City, Patik Kawayan -  Himamaylan,  Gruppo Tribale - La Carlota City, Umagat Drum Beaters - Cadiz City, Kabankalan City, Bago City, San Carlos City, Talisay City, Pain N’ Ink Tattoo and Artfinity Tees, the press release added.*

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Percussion talents at Capitol today
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