Dear Servites,  It is with sadness that I share with you the shocking news that Fr. Alvin Cabacang, OSM, died suddenly.  He had just celebrated his 50th birthday in December. I'm sure if any of you have had the chance to visit the Grotto in recent years you had probably encountered Fr. Alvin either presiding at Mass or around the grounds, watering the plants or tidying up an area. He was so energetic and full of life and he will be greatly missed by the Grotto community as well as his family in the Philippines.  Let us pray for the repose of his soul that God may grant Fr. Alvin eternal rest. May our Sorrowful Mother intercede on behalf of his family and community to bring them strength and comfort during this most difficult time.