Santacruzan or “Flores de Mayo” is yearly celebrated in the Philippines commemorating the finding of the Holy Cross by Empress Helena.
Last August 6, 2022, the Filipino Community in Indiana with the support of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis celebrated this event at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Led by Archbishop Charles Thompson and Fr. Vincent Gillmore followed by the Queens representing the various titles of our Blessed Virgin Mary and the Women in the Bible, angels and the towns people processed while praying the Holy Rosary.
The procession culminated in the celebration of the Holy Mass which was officiated by His Excellency Archbishop Charles Thompson and concelebrated by Fr. Vincent Gillmore and Deacon Wilfredo DeLa Rosa. Although the mass was in the English vernacular, Filipino songs and Filipino dialects were integrated into the Liturgy. Reception and fellowship with sharing of Filipino dishes followed after the mass.