OXNARD – The parish of Mary, Star of the Sea, 463 West Pleasant Valley Road, will be celebrating the Feast of the Black Nazarene on 9 January 2023, with a novena in preparation beginning on Saturday, 31 December 2022.
The Feast of the Black Nazarene (Filipino: Pista ng Itím na Nazareno), is traditionally celebrated in Manila and is centered around the Black Nazarene (Spanish: El Nazareno Negro; Filipino: Poóng Itím na Nazareno), a life-sized image of a dark-skinned, kneeling Jesus Christ carrying the Cross enshrined in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in the Quiapo district of the City of Manila in the Philippines.
Black Nazarene Novena Schedule
- Saturday, 31 December 2022 – 6pm
- Sunday, 1 January 2023 – 6pm
- Monday, 2 January 2023 – 6pm
- Tuesday, 3 January 2023 – 6pm
- Wednesday, 4 January 2023 – 6pm (Mother of Perpetual Help Novena at 5:15pm)
- Thursday, 5 January 2023 – 6pm
- Friday, 6 January 2023 – 6pm
- Saturday, 7 January 2023 – 6pm
- Sunday, 8 January 2023 – 6pm
The feast of the Black Nazarene will be celebrated on Monday, 9 January 2023 with a procession at 4:30pm, which will be immediately followed by a bilingual Mass.