Thursday, October 13, 2011

Renewal of Commitment of Lorelei and Lenette

October 8, 2011, Saturday, was another special day for the Columban Lay Missionaries (CLM).  On this day, Lorelei “Lalay” Ocaya and Lenette “Nette” Toledo,  renewed their commitment as Columban Lay Missionaries   with the Missionary Society of St. Columban.  They signed  an agreement for a three year mission in Ireland.

John Din warmly welcomed everyone who came to witness the event and rejoiced with us.   Columban Father Darwin Bayaca, Regional Vice-Director, presided the Eucharistic celebration.  Likewise, he  represented the Society in accepting Lalay and Nette’s generous offer of service and assured them of the Society’s support.  Although weather was not great this day, many friends of Lalay and Lenette came. Present too are the Columban seminarians, Sisters and Priests, active and returned Columban Lay Missionaries, and friends from Philippine Catholic Lay Mission.

Lalay and Nette thanked everyone specially the Columbans for their faith and trust in them and for helping them continue to realize their missionary vocation.  They asked the Holy Spirit to help them be faithful to the responsibility of deepening their love for the Father by serving others.

Sumptuous dinner of Filipino food followed.

CLM Coordinator John Din welcomes everyone for the celebration.

Lalay signs her agreement

Everyone extends their hand to Lalay and Lenette for blessings

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