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Easter Vigil 2019 at Christ the King of the Universe Parish in Kingspoint, Novaliches

Holy Week is one of the most important event in the Catholic church. One of the most anticipated event at the Christ the King of the Universe parish within Kingspoint subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches in Quezon City is the annual Easter vigil.

church historical marker

A small chapel was constructed early in 1980. While several minor renovations were made in the late 1980’s and enlargement of the chapel was done in the mid-1990’s. The church enlarged in 2001 and became a full pledge parish of the diocese of Novaliches in 2004.

holy week schedule of activities

The full holy week schedule was posted at several vantage points within the subdivision and FB page of the parish. Easter day celebration in the mid- 1980’s and 1990’s were simple.

Christ the King of the Universe parish ( vigil rites)

Images inside churches remain draped in purple. The administration of sacraments is severely limited.

facade of the church

The shift from mourning to joy begins at night with the observance of the Easter Vigil, the third and final day of the Paschal Triduum that began on Maundy Thursday. There was also the procession of Santo Entierro during Good Friday.

Someone from the parish invited me to the vigil which led up to the reenactment of the Easter day “Salubong”.

registration area

Easter day salubong was participated by the community of Kingspoint Subdivision, San Pedro IX, Goodwill Homes 1, Grand Monaco Villas, Dupax compound, Oro compound, Alipio compound, Kasiyahan Village up to California Village in nearby Barangay San Bartolome.

The rite is customarily performed in the early hours of Easter before the first Mass, Which is normally held at around past 4:00 am, while some of the parishioners are already inside the church as early as 3:00am.

participants climb the makeshift platform

Unlike in Makati or some places, Easter Vigil and Salubong takes place around midnight. Easter day celebration within Christ the King of the Universe parish usually happen early dawn at around past 3:00 am.

Easter salubong ritual is meant to depict the apocryphal reunion of Christ and his Mother, the Virgin Mary, after the Resurrection. Statues of both are borne in two separate processions that converge at a designated area which is often an open space with a purpose-built scaffolding at the main entrance of the parish.

children in white dress and wings

The high point of the easter day rites is the angel dramatically removes the veil from the Virgin’s icon, signalling the abrupt end to her grieving and the period of mourning. The veil may simply be pulled off the statue, or tied to balloons or doves that are released into early dawn rites. With white balloons released at the church.

Ms. Jhuie Annika P. Delagala from California Village

Ms. Jhuie Annika Delagala is is hoisted at the makeshift entrance and was the one who took the viel from the blessed mary.

Dozens of children in white dress, with angel wings. While 4 children dress as angels threw in flower petals unto the processional carriages.

start of the easter salubong celebration

The celebrations started with an early morning mass by 5:00 am. The regular mass was celebrated by 6:00 am.

Christ the King of the Universe parish entrance

morning mass at past 10:00 am

Christ the King of the Universe parish within Kingspoint subdivision is getting elaborate and more parishioner are joining the annual Easter celebrations.

Address: King Christian Street, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, 1116 Quezon City, Philippines

 Contact : (02) 937 8941

 

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Kingspoint Christ the King Parish Parade of the Saints

Parade of the Saints ushered in All Saint’s Day celebration at the Christ the King of the Universe parish within Kingspoint subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Parade of  Saints poster

At least thirty children from various areas under the parish which also includes adjacent areas like Oro compound, Dupax compound, El Pueblo,Kasiyahan, San Pedro IX subdivision, Maloles Ville, Monaco Gran Villas ( Kingspoint) joined the parade to recognize the Saints who defended the faith.

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Christ the King of the Universe parish ground

There were few participants from nearby Barangay San Bartolome ( Goodwill Homes 1 and California Village). While some also participated at the first Kingspoint Halloween party a day before, bagging some prizes.

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children dressed up for the occasion

The event started with pre-registration few days before the actual parade around 5:00pm.  There was much anticipation for the event, since this is the first such parade organized by the parish.

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San Pedro de Calungsod, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

San Pedro Calungsod had the most number of dressed- up participants, no less than 6 portrayed the second Filipino saint.

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The activity dubbed as “Parade of Saints,” was its first event for this year’s All Saints Day, introduced different Patron Saints within the church.

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Saint Micheal of Archangel portrayed by Shawn Ho from Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

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Saint Micheal of Archangel portrayed by Mr. Marcio Santos of King Oscar street, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

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Saint Rose of Lima of Peru holding roses

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Saint Gabriel portrayed by Mr. Gerluy Mckenny Navarette from Goodwill Homes 1

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Mother Mary from Goodwill Homes 1

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Micheal of Archangel

This year’s youngest participant who dress up as Saint Teresa of Calcutta is one and half years- old from King Oscar street,Kingspoint subdivision. She was accompanied by her parents and grandmother.

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Saint Helena

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Santa Barbara from San Pedro IX subdivision

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Saint Joseph

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San Pedro Calungsod from Oro Compound

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San Pedro Calungsod holding a Cycas revoluta or oliva while a female participant covered in white cloth and red skirt

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 Saint Catherine of Sienna with bible and palm frond

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Saint Therese portrayed by Ms. Mary Lilibeth Marticio from California Village

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l-r Saint Micheal, Saint Vincent de Paul, Saint Micheal of Archangel and Santa Barbara

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Ms. Precious Yhassi Pandan from Maloles Ville portrayed Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia of Sicily, Italy (lived around 2nd century AD)  is the patroness of musicians. 

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all smiles from the participants

Other participants also included Ms. Reyna Perez from King Oscar, Ms. Hannal Jabal from Maloles, who portrayed Saint Catherine. Mr. Caleb Castro who portrayed San Vincent de Paul from Monaco Homes and Ms. Precious Yhassi Pandan who portrayed Saint Cecila from Maloles Ville.

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The parade started past 6:00 pm and passed through several streets like Katipunan Avenue, King Ferdinand street, King Charles street, King Henry street before returning back to the parish.

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main altar

There was a short program after the parade which highlighted the end of the successful event.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines encouraged the faithfuls and parishioners to dressed as Saints rather than dressing up as scary mythical creatures, monsters, ghost,devils and antagonistic characters from the movie.

Note: All photos were taken by the author

1st Kingspoint Homeowners Subdivision Trick or Treat Halloween Costume Party

Kingspoint Homeowners Association together with residents living in the immediate vicinity had celebrated the first halloween costume party and competition with a big splash.

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tarpaulin poster at the entrance of the subdivision from Lukaria street

More than 500 entries from Kingspoint subdivision, San Pedro IX, Goodwill Homes 1 and 2, Dupax Compound, Kasiyahan Village, Oro Compound and Alipio Compound  registered at the costume party and competition.

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participants

The event started around past 4:00 pm with a short parade route near the Kingspoint SB Park and Covered Court.

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Mr. Desmond Lim and mom

Mr. Desmond Lim portrayed the character of Mr. Edward Scissorhands, An American film shown in 1990. The story is a romantic dark fantasy film directed by Mr. Tim Burton.

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left to right: Mr. Bea Remoroza, Princess Aya Oiden and Sofi Monique Oiden from Oro Compound- The youngest in this batch is just 2 years-old.

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a young participant dress-up as Son Goku of Dragon Ball Z

Mr. Raiden Bruce (contestant #70) from Katipunan ( kanan ) street. His favorite anime character is Son Goku of (Dragon Ball Z) together with his younger sibling.

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Kingspoint covered court jampacked with parents and their kids

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pop a balloon booth

Participants are also allowed to play at the several booth station manned by students from Kingspoint Montessori School.

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boo busters booth

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photo booth area

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arrow scare oh booth

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Pop-in the pumpkin booth

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Mr. Lamberto Nolasco- Kingspoint Homeowners Association president

According to the short remark made by the homeowner association president, the invited panel of judges are not residents of Kingspoint. This gives the board an impartial judgement on the outcome of the competition.

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Contestant #316 is Mr. John Renz Ace Alimocon from Alipio Compound

He portray the scary the character FredFreddyKrueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as a burnt serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams.

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left to right: mother, Nonna Bernice Saron and Niño Saron

Contestant # 84 Ms. Nonna Bernice Saron portray a School Ghost while Contestant# 83 Mr. Niño Saron portray a Male Dead Zombie Ghost dress in Barong Tagalog. They are residents of King Henry street and studies at Olive Grove School located in San Pedro IX subdivision.

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competition categories with stuffed toys as part of the prize

Costume Categories

Most Charming Prince, Most Dashing Princess, Most Adorable Angel,Cutest Saint,Scariest Spook,Cutest Superhero, Creepiest Creature, Goriest Ghoul, Terribly Terrifying Monster, Most Creative Costume, Best Face Painting.

Age categories 8 years and below- Prince and Princess costumes while 9 to 13 years-old – Scary Costumes

Aside from these awards, There are also candies and a lot of freebies. More participants are expected to join at the next year’s halloween party in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KHAI Basic Urban Gardening 101

Kingspoint Subdivision in partnership with Barangay Bagbag and nearby villages  Like San Pedro IX , Goodwill 1 and 2 had a short seminar about basic urban gardening 101 .

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The short lectures was held at the Kingspoint Subdivision multi-purpose covered court and several invited speakers like representatives from the barangay, Quezon City and Harvest Corporation. There was also a registration for the attendees.

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The event was well attended by the residents of the place and there was free morning snacks which consisted of noodles, sandwich.  At the end of the short lecture or talks . packets of seeds were given to the attendees courtesy of Harvest Corporation.

 

 

Food Tasting at Trat’s Bar and Grill Restaurant

Trat’s Bar and Grill Restaurant hosted a 2-day Food Tasting Festival on January 12 and 13 ( Thursday and Friday ) for the first 200 walk-in customers . The event highlighted some of the new menus to be offered by the restaurant .

We took the opportunity to sample the new sample dishes. January 12 – sample soup was Maya-maya a type of local fish which is popular – We just ordered rice Php 15.00 per cup  and freshly squeezed lemonade juice which cost Php 40.00. According to Chef Angelo , the restaurant will be selling the maya-maya head soup and bulalo soup for Php 80.00 per order.

Maya-maya head soup

Some of the walk-ins were residents of Goodwill 1 and 2, Barangay Bagbag residents , Kingspoint Subdivision , Holy Child Academy ( Kingspoint branch) faculties and staffs , some came as far as Barangay San Bartolome and tricycle drivers of the place.

early bird customers during the first day 

Saw one of my former classmate Darwin Arnuco together with his friends who also ate there. He is one of the ‘suki’ regular customer at the restaurant.

Holy Child Academy staffs- Kingspoint branch

Holy Child Academy staffs and teachers were among the early bird during the second day .

Bulalo soup

The same group also organized a Kingspoint Community Food Tour a few years ago with the aim to promote the area as an ideal food hub for the residents of the place.

Chef Angelo S. Cerdon

We also had the chance to meet Chef Jose Angelo S. Cerdon ( Manager ) of the Trat’s Catering Services- Aside from tasty grilled barbecue , isaw and sizzling plate . The restaurant  also had a good selection of pancit ( noodles dishes ) . They can cater for a minimum pax of around 30 to 50 to as many as 1,000 people at any event.

Contact : 937-9562 and 937-73-22 / 0915-672-6535 / 0922-8641350

email : joseangelo_cerdon@yahoo.com