It is with great joy and thanksgiving that I greet the Pacitans, as we once again celebrate the solemn festivity of our patroness, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary- Our Lady of Pacita.
This year’s theme, “Maria, Ina ng Tagapagtaguyod ng Buhay." is a timely message that seeks to reiterate the sanctity of life. These days where our cherished Filipino family values are at stake with the issues on the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, we greatly need our Lady’s guidance, maternal embrace and powerful intercession to Jesus Christ – the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Mary too, being the mother of life’s author, is pro-life. As her faithful devotees, let us continue to pray and work together to protect life from threats of any form. Like the beads of her Rosary, there is power if we join hands to stand for life.
As we offer great thanksgiving to the Holy Trinity through Our Blessed Lady, let us continue to celebrate and see our life as a blessing not only to us but also to others through our selfless acts of love and care.
Mabuhay ang Birhen! Mabuhay ang Rosaryo!
Rev. Fr. Mario P. Rivera