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soon, the Parish of St. James the Greater of Bulusan will no longer be one of
the only two remaining parishes in the Province of Sorsogon with no permanent castillo
or alleluiahan. The yearly
construction of its temporary structure for the Easter Sunday ritual will be a
thing of the past, that is, when a concrete one rises within the church patio
courtesy of the prominent Halum family.
The Halum family made this commitment after attending the burial of their
brother Martin on August 21, 2004.
When finished, it will be the realization of the cherished wish of the
town’s newly installed parish priest, Rev. Fr. Domingo A. France, a
It will be recalled that since time immemorial, the castillo
in Bulusan has been put up every year before the Holy Week in different
places in town depending on the wish and pleasure of the parish priest and the hermano.
It is usually made of light materials for easy dismantling after the occasion.
Inspired by similar edifices (but of concrete materials) that he has seen
in other parishes, Fr. France made it as one of his top priority projects in his
Its construction may start anytime now to make it ready for next year’s
Easter Sunday. £
Vol. XVI No.4 (August - September 2004)
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