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Friday, May 22, 2009

Priests For The Song

May 22, 2009
By Francis Raymund Gonzales

For St Augustine, the one who sings while praying and while communing with God prays twice. What more can the men of prayer do, when they sing?

From left to right: Fr Artemio Deo, Fr Wilson Lagare, Fr Severo Caermare, Fr Gregorio Canonigo and Sem. Eudes Panales

At the eve of the Dipolog fiesta, the city clergy held a mini-concert for all. It was named the Concierto Clerico, on which selected clerics and personalities glamored the night with their golden voices and soothing songs. The starring priests (and seminarian) were Fr. Severo Caermare, Fr Artemio Deo, Fr Wilson Lagare, Theologate Seminarian Eudes Panales, and fr. Gregorio Canonigo, the parish rector. It was held on the newly built facade of the cathedral.

Some of the most known classical songs had been sung, like "All For LOve", "Cant You Feel The Love Tonight?", "I'm Out Of Love", "Sweet Dreams", "The Promise", "Someday". Visayan classics are also sung like "Matud Nila". With them is a guest performer, Dodong Jumawan, who graced the night with his superb play with the piano keys.

People watching the concert at the front of the newly renovated facade

The last to perform is the bishop of Dipolog himself, Most Reverend Jose Manguiran, who sang "You Raise Me Up" for everybody.

The bishop (in blue) sings with the singing priests.

For a close, the whole congregation sang the "Salve Regina" and the rector wished all a good night and a happy Fiesta for the next day.


  1. This is the best example of being Katolikong Pinoy. Watching and listening concert like this, tangkilikin ang sariling atin mga katoliko...

  2. well i thinks its just a relaxation for them

  3. chiz,
    thanks for posting this on your blog. nforming u and interested faithful that series of concierto will be staged and more songs are added to the scores. watch us at pinan on aug. 21, 2009 and SVC annex on aug 26, 2009 on the occasion of bishop manguiran's birthday. eudz