Fiesta Señor Arrives at CSPR with a Multitude of Festivities
DECEMBER 20, 2022—briefly after the morning classes started, the kindergarten department, along with the Petrinians from junior and senior high school, joined the celebration for this year’s Fiesta Señor.
The yearly observance on the Feast of the Sto. Niño is a solemn celebration of our country’s great history. To celebrate this, CSPR introduced the festivity by blessing our very own image of Señor Sto Nino. The blessing was officiated by Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Fornilos, OAR, and a program organized by the kindergarten department was held right after.
The theme of the 458th celebration is “Santo Niño: Our source of peace in the walk of faith.” During the program, a Halad Sayaw for the Sto. Niño was offered by the Petrinian dancers led by Ms. Geshelie Rotch Sojor. Part of the festivity is the Patunob, whichis a Visayan word for “to be stepped on.” It is a rite where the image of the Señor Sto. Niño is lightly placed on the person’s shoulders and head. Shortly after, an awarding was held for the kindergarten students who performed best in the Halad Sayaw and wore the best festival costume.
This feast is an opportunity for us to entrust our “niños,” “niñas,” on our youth to the protection and guidance of the Holy Child and to love them as he does. With this commemoration of the arrival of the image of Santo Niño, we are not present to witness a spectacle but rather an invitation to join in prayer as one community of God’s children.