Nuestra Senora de Penafrancia (NUSPAS)

Nuestra Senora de Penafrancia (NUSPAS)

Devotees of  NUESTRA SENORA DE PENAFRANCIA- ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY (NUSPAS) headed by Year 2012 1st  Hermano Mayor Perry Salcedo and Officers once again staged  the celebration of  their 7th Year  Fiesta in honour of  Our Lady of Penafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region  with a fluvial procession patterned after the  fiesta at the Basilica Minore, Naga City . This was held on the 15th September at the Silverwater Park, Auburn. The fiesta started with a Novena by devotees at St. Joachim’s Parish church , Lidcombe after which   devotees with the Image of Our Lady were  escorted by the Maharlika Riders to Cabarita Park wharf  where the fluvial procession took off  and docked  at the Silverwater Park Wharf.  A  “Salubong” was held  followed by procession  joined by Auburn  MP Mrs. Barbara Perry and Philippine Consul  Marford Angeles and  culminated by Fiesta Mass at the Park  officiated by Fr. Dado Haber . Festivity  was concluded  by  serving sumptuous Bicol  specialties/Filipino food  and presentation of traditional Bicol/Filipino folk songs and dances with  Emcee, Rod Dingle. 

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