On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Filipino community of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Jerusalem celebrated the feast of their patron in the Ratisbonne Salesian monastery in Jerusalem.



A few days before the official feast day on September 28, the Filipino faithful and their friends gathered for an outdoor celebration of the mass by Father Vicente Supranes, the priest in charge of the community. Other priests joined him at the altar including Father Rafic, the new coordinator of the Pastoral among the Migrants.

The joyful celebration included the mass and a cultural program that wove together some messages, one from the Filipino ambassador, Mr. Neale Imperial, music and traditional dance. The celebration ended with a sumptuous meal.