by Milette Ocampo

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The night was clear and there were no raindrops. White tents on the front driveway of the church spoke of a very special occasion, and inside, the blue lights glimmered between the arches of the altar with tiffany chairs replacing several rows of the church pews. A red carpet led to the altar that was set up very simply for the orchestra and the conductor.

FrancisFest 2016 chairperson, Mrs. Menchu Bautista, and our parish priest, Fr. Reu Galoy, stood by the door with some others to greet incoming guests. The guests were
mostly familiar faces one sees at daily and Sunday masses and other notable sponsors. The wall paper on two giant screens showed the gentle falling of autumn leaves and prisms the color of rainbow. It cast a soft expectant mood on the crowd who had come to generously support the parish event. Read the full article from the Parish Bulletin>>>>>



by Menchu O. Bautista
FrancisFest 2016 Chairperson

On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel last July I6, I accepted, with much trepidation, the chairmanship of Santuario de San Antonio Parish’s prestigious annual fund-raising event – FRANCISFEST 2016. My prayer then was:
“Lord, I do not know where I am going or what you would have me do, but I trust that you have a purpose for everything and that you are leading me to where you would like me to be.” “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace”

This beautiful prayer of St. Francis of Assisi was our constant inspiration during the two and a half months our team diligently prepared for FrancisFest 2016. While the objective was to raise funds for our many outreach programs, my main thrust was to entice more and more parish families and the youth to become involved in Santuario de San Antonio Parish activities. Read more>>>>>

 FrancisFest 2016 Committee