the 8th Day of Misa De Gallo 2016
at the Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño De Cebu
and thankful that the crowd
was bigger than those on the 7th and 6th Days.
made a lot more to attend the Holy Mass,
the 2nd to the last of the nine consecutive Holy Masses.
More Catholic devotees this day
than the preceding two days -
the 7th and the 6th days.
And so far,
no other day beats the 1st Day
when every available space was occupied,
on the grounds and on the bleachers.
The crowd that time
even overflowed to the streets
outside the church.
The devotees inside
stood shoulder to shoulder
because of the tight volume.
And this day,
even though it was wet
right before the Holy Mass,
was having a good weather.