The parish church of San Roque de Alcantarilla will celebrate in 2020 the 50th anniversary of its canonical erection, made in 1970. For this reason, the parish has organized a program of commemorative events with the theme "50 years living the faith".
A year of celebrations that will begin on May 4, at 7:00 p.m., with the celebration of the Eucharist, presided over by the Bishop of Cartagena, Msgr. José Manuel Lorca Planes, and the presentation of the commemorative magazine for this anniversary ;
and that will end on May 2, 2020.
Throughout the year there will be numerous events to celebrate this event, such as a conference on the history of the parish with the projection of photographs;
the renewal of the baptismal promises of those who were baptized in 1970;
or the celebration of the silver and gold weddings of those who joined in marriage in 1995 (in the 25 years of the parish) and in 1970, respectively.
In addition, on October 20, the tenth anniversary of the restoration of the parish church will be celebrated.
Throughout the year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the canonical erection of the church of San Roque, the parish community will help Manos Unidas in a project in Cameroon, which aims to supply water to three villages, in which the beneficiaries direct will be more than 4,000 people and, indirectly, about 7,000, with a cost of more than 40,000 euros.
Source: Obispado de Cartagena