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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Cardinal to Visit Larose Church, Bayou Community

Cardinal to Visit Larose Church, Bayou Community

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Larose is preparing to welcome an extraordinary visitor to the parish and the bayou community. His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines will be presiding at the 10 a.m. Mass and 5:30 p.m. mass on Sunday, July 27.

An invitation for this unique opportunity to attend mass with a Cardinal of the Church is open to the community. A reception will follow the conclusion of the 10 a.m. mass in the Holy Rosary school cafeteria.

The Cardinal’s visit to Larose was planned even before he was appointed Cardinal by Pope Francis on February 22, 2014. His connection to our community comes from his connection to two priests serving in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. In 1983, His Eminence was a new bishop of the Diocese of Kidapawan, Philippines. He ordained Father Roni Villamor, pastor at Our Lady of the Rosary. Two years later, he ordained Father Toto Buenaflor, pastor of St. Gregory in Houma.

The purpose of his visit is to stay in touch with priests he ordained and to appeal for the Archdiocesan Seminary in the Philippines where Frs. Roni and Toto were ordained.

“We are just so happy to have him visit us and share his thoughts on the Asian Church in all his Masses with us,” says Fr. Roni Villamor. “The Mission Appeal he will do will benefit the Archdiocesan Seminary where I entered as an 8th grader and finished my minor seminary formation.”

The current rector of this seminary is one of Fr. Roni’s former classmates.

The public is invited to join in for this special occasion in our community. For more information, call the church office at 693-3433.