FRANCISFEST 2016

 

THE MAGIC OF
FRANCISFEST

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>>>>>

 

A DREAM COME TRUE!

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

FRANCISFEST 2016 COMMITTEE

Lectors and Commentators Buling-Buling Performances

“FIRST TIME, BULING-BULING AND LENT”
an article by new lector, Cristina Castillo

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For Buling Buling, some of our lectors participated in a dance number to represent our Ministry.
View videos of their performance:


Previous Year’s performances:
2012 2012a 2012b
2011

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HALLOWEEN IN PGH by Rocky Chan

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photos courtesy of Rocky Chan *All Rights Reserved*

Last October, SYA-ers Brought Joy to PGH. Halloween is a time of the year that is made for the child in all of us. Candy by the bucketful and kooky costumes worn by kids of all ages are the hallmarks of this festive day.

This year, the Single Young Adult (SYA) Community brought Halloween to the Philippine General Hospital. Gamely wearing costumes, the SYA-ers brought the treats to the Children’s Wards of the PGH, shared prayers with the individual families of the children confined at the ward, and threw an all-out Halloween party at the Silahis ng Kalusugan High School of the PGH. I have always been in awe of the generosity of the SYA-ers. More than just the donations collected to fill the loot bags or chipping in to provide the catering for the Halloween Party, the SYA-ers are more than willing to share their time for the various ministries of the SSAP. For this event, Sabs Soriano took the lead, ably organizing the party, transforming the Silahis ng Kalusugan classroom into a Halloween venue. The students, along with their parents and teachers, were just as game, with most of them wearing costumes and ready with their prepared song and dance numbers. It was definitely a fun time for all.