The Livelihood Assistance Outreach Program of Santuario De San Antonio Parish Foundation is housed in the St. Francis Friendship Home Livelihood and Spirituality Center located in West Rembo, beside the University of Makati. Administered by the Secular Franciscans (OFS), the Livelihood Outreach provides a safe haven for the needy mothers and their children in the surrounding communities. The operation offers “Kainan” Food Counters with fresh cooked snacks and food orders for lunch/dinner for the students and residents in the surrounding communities as well as packed lunch/dinner and snacks delivered to employees in nearby Office buildings. The Friendship Home also houses a Thrift Shop, a mini Library both for adults and children, a small computer room where children as well as adults avail of computer training and services, and a tiny vegetable garden, currently planted to nutritious malunggay. Read more….
The St. Francis Home Livelihood & Spirituality Center is a safe haven where the Secular Franciscans (OFS) of our Parish serve needy mothers and their children living in the poor communities of West Rembo, Makati City. The OFS and involved parishioners of Santuario de San Antonio support, animate and encourage spiritual growth as well as provide livelihood opportunities to its constituents. The Center now serves 12 mothers and their children aside from occasional members and other community residents who drop in. Read the full story>>>>>
OFS Feeding Program at the Friendship Home
By Cristina Teehankee
It was the 29th day of May, 2015, Friday before the last weekend of Summer Vacation. The day was special for the families that gathered in St. Francis Friendship Home Livelihood & Spirituality Center, composed of the underprivileged mothers, fathers and children of West Rembo and its surrounding communities in Makati. It was the Recognition Day of the Order of Franciscan Seculars OFS Summer Feeding Program at the Friendship Home. Read the full story from the Parish Bulletin.
ST. FRANCIS FRIENDSHIP HOME LIVELIHOOD AND SPIRITUALITY CENTER
The twin projects Santuario de San Antonio Parish Foundation (SSAPF) built in September 10, 1991 Re: the St. Francis Friendship Home and the La Ermita de San Nicolas de Tolentino in West Rembo, Makati City has entered a new season of ministry with the inception of the St. Francis Friendship Home Livelihood & Spirituality Center on September 10, 2011. The Center, continues to be the venue where the Secular Franciscans and Parishioners of Santuario de San Antonio Parish and Parishioners of West Rembo and surrounding communities meet, a mix of rich and poor coming together, becoming the agent of change of one another. Our Almighty God has assigned St. Francis Friendship Home Livelihood and Spirituality Center to the Secular Franciscans and Parishioners of SSAP and the West Rembo surrounding residents to learn from each other about life’s never ending difficult lessons thus journeying in faith to become brothers and sisters in Christ, to care for one another, to spiritually grow.
The Center has opened its doors to residents of all ages from 4 years old to senior citizens, making St. Francis Friendship Home vibrant, with interactive community activities enriched with spiritual, physical and character values formation such as: free access to CCD National Book Store for Kids and Youth weekly Bible sharing, summer activities for kids and youth, read-along projects and free screening of movies with important life lessons to be learned, access to La Ermita de San Nicolas de Tolentino spiritual journey experience and daily prayer visitations, interactive fiesta celebrations, daily community prayer of the Angelus and 3 o’clock prayer habit, livelihood opportunities for Missionary Entrepreneurs, opportunities for job placement and counselling services, and opportunities to buy bargain goods at the New Kamalig Ukay-Ukay Thrift Shop. It’s amazing indeed, how our Almighty God continues to shape the St. Francis Friendship Home Livelihood & Spirituality Center to become a safe haven where the Parishioners of Santuario de San Antonio Parish and the West Rembo communities meet, praying, serving, working, playing, listening and resting, becoming friends of Jesus and St. Francis’ little friends.
ST. FRANCIS FRIENDSHIP HOME & SPIRITUAL CENTER
Headed by Tina Teehankee
The Friendship Ministry in the Friendship Home Livelihood & Spirituality Center teaches a way of life founded on building right relationships based on gospel values and spiritual truths. It aims to develop faithful, loyal, humble, loving, honest and responsible servants with healthy spiritual life and skillful hands to become good stewards. Read more of the July 10 article here>>>>>