THE MAGIC OF FRANCISFEST by Milette Ocampo 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. AContinue reading “FRANCISFEST 2016”

A DREAM COME TRUE by Menchu O. Bautista

On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel last July 16, 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 trustContinue reading “A DREAM COME TRUE by Menchu O. Bautista”


When I asked Ella Tan what drew her to this particular ministry she simply said that the visits to PGH were like an extension of Mass, a way of strengthening her love and relationship to our Lord. I am certain that the other members of this ministry would explain their commitment in a similar way.Continue reading “FRANCISFEST 2016 BENEFICIARY: THE HOSPITAL MINISTRY”


OFY scholars hail from Aurora, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu, Isabela, Mindoro, Nueva Ecija, Rizal & Samar ORCHESTRA OF THE FILIPINO YOUTH Established by Ang Misyon, Inc., an organization cofounded by First Philippine Holdings Chairman Federico R. Lopez and internationally renowned Filipino Concert Pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz, the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth is composed ofContinue reading “FRANCISFEST 2016: PERFORMING ARTISTS”


[As published in the August 28 issue of the Parish Bulletin] “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” -Lao Tze, Chinese philosopher Sometimes the first step we take is the beginning of a journey that leads us to a thousand miles. The SSAP Scholarship Program began that way in 1996 when ourContinue reading “The SSAP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM by Millete Ocampo”


Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM Parish Priest Menchu O. Bautista FrancisFest 2016 Chairperson PROGRAM Amelita Guevara, Chairperson Inday Mallari Ian Monsod JJ Yulo Edmund Lim LADIES’ COMMITTEE Carrie Bautista, Chairperson Sabrina B. Panlilio BingBing Quiros Inday Mallari PRODUCTION/PUBLICITY/PROMOTION Suzette Gatmaitan, Chairperson Berna B. Filart Mert Loinaz Millette Ocampo Jean Chavez PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENT Girlie Sison,Continue reading “FRANCISFEST 2016 COMMITTEE”

Congratulations to FrancisFest 2015!

FrancisFest 2015, how it all began …. Reprinted Message of Francsifest 2015 Chairperson in the Souvenir Program God works in mysterious ways! I helped Fr. Reu do a thorough search for this year’s Chairperson for FrancisFest 2015, but every effort failed. So I finally went to see him and asked, “What is God’s message toContinue reading “Congratulations to FrancisFest 2015!”

Francisfest 2015 Beneficiary: Franciscan Mission

Our San Pedro Bautista Province (SPBP) continues to send Filipino friars on missions outside the country. There are now 25 friars of SPBP working in different forms of missionary activity around the world. We help in the formation of Franciscan candidates in Sri Lanka, and provide spiritual assistance to Filipino migrant workers in Libya andContinue reading “Francisfest 2015 Beneficiary: Franciscan Mission”

Francisfest 2015

Cecile Buencamino Licad’s unique natural pianistic talent was recognized early. She began her piano studies at the age of 3 and made her debut as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Philippines in her native Manila at 7. When she was 12 she auditioned for Rudolf Serkin and was admitted to the CurtisContinue reading “Francisfest 2015”