The Health Care Ministry had its first activity of the year—a recollection in Taal, Batangas, last January 13, 2015. The group visited some old, ancestral homes at Taal Town, The Heritage Town, which showcased our Filipino heritage. However, the visit to the Taal Basilica of St. Martin de Tours and the Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay were the highlights of the day. After a boodle-style lunch at one of the local eateries, Fr. Jesus Galindo gave his reflections on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines pastoral message for 2015 as The Year of the Poor. The recollection was very timely since the topic coincided with the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ constant reminder during his recent visit that “the great biblical tradition enjoins on all peoples the duty to hear the voice of the poor, and bids us to break the bonds of injustice and oppression which give rise to glaring and scandalous social inequalities.”