In preparing for this month’s President’s Report, I took the time to reflect on what was done and what remains to be done in the last few months of this PPC term.
Firstly, please allow me to update you on the physical improvements that both our Administrative Council and our Parish Development Committee are undertaking:
1.) Our new air conditioners have arrived. We expect the new units to be fully functional by the first week of October. The new inverter-type air conditioner units are expected to reduce our electricity bill by 25%. However, I seek your patience during the installation of these units starting August 1st as our old air conditioning units will only be functioning at half capacity during this period.
2.) The renovation plans for our sacristy, as envisioned by our Parish Priest Fr. Reu, is now pushing apace after our successful Fiesta. The work for the new sacristy will provide a more spiritual atmosphere for our community.
3.) You might notice many minor repairs around our church grounds. Considering that our church is almost 65 years old, some portions are in need of constant repair and attention. We thank you for your continued forbearance while we slowly address some of these issues one by one. We apologize for any delay in the repairs and for any inconvenience that this may have caused and we appreciate your understanding. Read from Page 2 of this week’s Parish Bulletin>>>>>
My Familial Brothers
By Jayme Blanco
Back in 2006, while active in the Single Young Adult Community (SYA), I was invited by a fellow member to join the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC). This invitation led me to be part of a bigger parish family composed of men from EMHC and Men of the Sacred Heart (MSH). In both aforesaid ministry and organization, my service to the parish and outreach grew and likewise fostered my sense of belonging to the San Antonio parish community. Read from Page 3>>>>>
GROWING IN FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP
By: Rosy Adriano, LC Fernandez, Veron Silagpo, and Argel Tiburcio
We all met when we joined the 29th SYA Weekend, but only got close when we went to Samar to help build houses for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and participated in the SYA Amazing Race. After those activities, we decided to form our chat group to keep ourselves updated with what is going on in our lives. Read from Page 4>>>>>
CareBear For Each Other by JJ Yulo
I became an active member of this Parish after I was pressured to join Antioch. I couldn’t really stand the idea of it. This was probably because back then, pretty much like now, Antioch was very much misunderstood. People who don’t bother trying to see what we’re about – yes, people like me, prior to being signed up by my mom – think we are just about having a good time. To some extent, yes we were and are — because life has a lot of challenges accompanying it — and having fun smoothens the rough spots. But what people don’t know is that this Parish is what really got us started in our Faith journeys. Read from Page 5>>>>>
Santuario de San Antonio Parish Pre-Cana program, conducted by its Ministry of Family and Life are scheduled every 1st Saturday of the month. Register online, here, or with Susan at the Parish Office, 843-8830 to 31 #4 and provide your preferred schedule, individual full names, nicknames, contact numbers and email addresses. If your wedding is not going to be held at SSAP, pls. seek permission from the parish of your wedding venue before signing up for SSAP Pre-Cana.
Married couples interested in joining our team of facilitators to inspire engaged couples, may contact 09164402829. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your spouse and enrich your marriage. Choose the module/s you’re interested in and a schedule from once a year, twice yearly, quarterly or monthly. Modules and training will be provided. Read more about this…..
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