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placeholder February 18, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 4   •   Oakland, CA
A home for Santo Niño
The parish community of All Saints Church celebrated the Feast of the Santo Niño, an annual Filipino tradition honoring the Holy Child Jesus, by welcoming him to his new home in the foyer of the Hayward church. Through the efforts of the Filipino-American ministry of the parish, a shrine was built, blessed and dedicated. Festivities started with an intercultural Mass. Parishioners and visitors, some bringing their own statues or "santos" of the Santo Niño from home for a special blessing, came dressed in their colorful ethnic attire, danced the "sinulog" and paid homage to the Holy Child in music. The celebration continued at an afternoon reception. The Santo Niño is a celebrated Roman Catholic religious vested statue of the Child Jesus venerated by many Filipino Catholics who believe it to be miraculous. Claiming to be the oldest religious image in the Philippines, the statue was originally given in 1521.
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