I was honored to be the godfather ('ninong') for Mariana Mahal Purificacion (daughter of my friend, Dennis Purificacion) and he couldn't have selected a better date than February 2 for the baptism. In the traditional pre-conciliar calendar, February 2 wasn't only the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ but also the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. So I made a trip down to St. Catherine's in Vallejo, CA (this is the parish I used to go to when I was still residing in this city) to witness this special event.
One of the rare churches with the Blessed Sacrament in it's proper place: front and center!
Fr. Jess Soriano pouring the baptismal water.
Fr. Avram Brown consecrating Mariana Mahal
Elevation of the Host
The Purificacion Family
With the godfather
Mariana Mahal smiling in her sleep!
With Fr. Avram Brown (from the neighboring parish of St. Vincent's Ferrer, also in Vallejo)