The Filipino Community of the Black Nazarene UK (FCBN-UK) held a successful 5th Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo last May 27 and would like to thank everyone who made the event a success.
The Santacruzan started with a procession which commenced at 1:30pm. It was participated in by different Reinas showing the different titles of Our Blessed Mother, little angels escorting some of the Reynas and some holding the Ave Maria. There were also little boys holding the Jesus Nazareno flaglets. There were also representatives from different communities like Oval Community, Kappa Mill Hill Community, Filchamp from Kilburn, BFCC from Stonebridge Harlesden, Banal na Pag-aaral UK Chapter, Golders Green Community and DDS-UK.
The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in a beautiful float was carried by devotees. There was also the Statue of the Black Nazarene at the end of the procession. One of the highlights of the celebration was the crowning of Our Lady of Fatima by the Reyna Helena 2018.
After the coronation, the certificate of Appreciation was handed to the participants by Rev. Fr. Cirino Potrido and the President.
The Holy Mass was concelebrated by the St Agnes Parish Priest Fr. John Buckley and the Chaplain of Filipino Community, Fr. Cirino Potrido.
There was a program and dinner after the Holy Mass held at St. Agnes Center.
The Filipino Community of the Black Nazarene UK was founded by Mr Edward dela Cruz and Mrs Leonila Bacatan in 2014.
This year’s Santacruzan was organized by the newly elected officers:
President – Maria Belen Orig Javier
Vice President – Marylyn Farinas
Secretary – Jean Alonzo
Treasurer – Dina Bonzo
Asst Treasurer – Francisca Tablada
Auditor – Regina Fernandez
PRO – Aurelia Manangan
Lyn Magno Ortega