“COME BUILD MY CHURCH”
October 3, 2013, Thursday 8PM, Main Church
featured in The Philippine Star Article by Letty Jacinto-Lopez
Our sincere gratitude to the additional PATRONS & DONORS to the FRANCISFEST 2013 whose names were not included in the playbill. Also, THANK YOU to all who came to watch and participated in the show and everyone who responded to the call, making this annual fundraising event a most successful one!
Tickets are now available at the Parish Office, 843-8830.
Prices are, Red: P5,000., Blue: P3,000., Green: sold-out
Our sincere gratitude to the sponsors and donors of the Francisfest 2013 who have responded to the call!
No ticket, no entry. Show will start promptly at 8:00 pm
No video-recording, no flash bulbs.
Limited parking space. For drop-off points, pls. refer to this map
by Randy Limjoco
Francisfest 2013 Chairman
2013 is the sixtieth founding anniversary of the Santuario de San Antonio church. In 1951, the Ayala Corporation donated to the Franciscan Order two hectares of prime land, part of their vast Hacienda Don Pedro, Forbes Park, Makati City. The church’s cornerstone was laid on August 1, 1951.
The architectural plans were presented to the Ayala family through Joseph R. McMicking on August 29, 1951. The construction of the church was completed in 1953. Since then the Santuario de San Antonio has evolved into a center of worship, with the villages of South and North Forbes Park, Dasmariñas Village, Urdaneta Village, and the apartments and buildings along the North side of Ayala Avenue from EDSA to the corner of Makati Avenue as part of the parish.
Francisfest is our Parish’s annual celebration honoring the Patron Saint and founder of the Order of Friar’s Minor, a.k.a. the Franciscan Order, of which San Antonio de Padua is one of Saint Francis’s most ardent followers. God spoke to Francis from the Damiano Cross in a dilapidated chapel in Assisi in 1205 extolling Francis to “Build my Church”.
Thus, “Come Build my Church” is the principal theme of Francisfest 2013, in the celebration of the sixtieth Foundation of the Santuario de San Antonio. For this, your Parish has organized a musical, which will be shown on October 3, a Thursday. Through song and dance performances, it will chronicle how our church/parish has evolved into the dynamic and spiritual center it is today for our parishioners and non-parishioners alike.
The Parish has retained the artistic services of Joel Trinidad, who is a writer, actor, producer, and director, to assist in the creation of the musical worthy of our theme as well as provide our parishioners and guests with a novel way of recounting our sixty years as a Parish. It will also show how the Santuario reaches out to other parishes, especially those with less in life, to bring the good news to them and provide assistance in various forms including but not limited to spiritual formation, medical services, educational programs, rehabilitation of inmates incarcerated in jails, and much more. The Francisfest musical will be held inside the main church and feature many of our talented parishioners including the CORO and San Antonio Youth.
The Francisfest is our Parish’s sole annual fund raiser. It is our chance to help keep God’s church strong and vibrant, able to continue reaching out to the poor while providing a center of spirituality. Our church is where the faithful can congregate, worship and give thanks to God for the abundance He has lavished upon the many families who regularly visit it, receiving blessings from womb to tomb.
I enjoin all to take an active part in responding to God’s message to Saint Francis by vigorously participating in the Francisfest activities, including financial support in the form of advertising in the playbill being crafted for our musical and of course generous donations to our annual Francisfest fund drive.
In the meantime, may God bless us all with good health, peace, and love.
Chairman – Randy Limjoco
Vice-chair: Agustin Bengzon & Amelita Guevarra
1. Production: Amelita Guevarra
Edmund Lim – Girlie Sison
Suzette Gatmaitan – Mike Limpe
2. Publicity/Playbill: Myrna Jurilla
Jeannie Bitanga – Karen Blanco – Marilou Consing
3. Tickets: Mike Limpe
Micaela Poe – Jaime Blanco – Jun Rodriguez
JPIC – Hospital Ministry – Prison Ministry
4. Sponsorships: Randy Limjoco
Tina Teehankee – Bobet Vera
Anagine Guevara – Regina De Ocampo
Cathy Goquinco – Mike Limpe
5. Physical arrangement: Carina Lebron & Mike Limpe
a) church – Edmund Lim, Shubee Poe
b) food – Karen Limpe, Wilma Huang
c) cocktails – Lucille Villanueva, Entang Carballo
d) ushers – John Huang
e) Security and traffic – Cesar Poe
6. Finance: Lita Ascalon & Mike Limpe