The Hospital Ministry visits the various hospitals it supports on a weekly basis to give medicines to the patients. This past week though, we were blessed by a kind family that donated toys that were gifts for their child’s birthday. They also added toys that their daughter didn’t use anymore so that other kids could use and enjoy them. Though the medicines are much needed to ensure their recovery from their illnesses/infections, you could really see the kids’ faces light up when they received a toy. One of those kids (the cute little boy sitting on the wooden cart) was actually abandoned by his parents after bringing him to the hospital for treatment. Despite his situation, receiving a toy made him break out into a huge smile!
PGH Visits Art in Gallery
by Cristina Castillo
Last Aug 4, the children from the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Charity Ward, accompanied by members of the PGH Ministry and Single Young Adults (SYA), visited the Art In Island Interactive Art Museum in Quezon City.
I knew about the museum before going, but all I knew was that it was an interactive museum. The only pictures I had seen of the museum were classic paintings that people can “walk into.” I thought it would be fun, but I wasn’t sure how the PGH kids would react. But my expectations were thrown out the door when we arrived. Keep reading…..
FRANCISFEST 2015 BENEFICIARIES
The Hospital Ministry
“For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assissi
It was more than 20 years ago when Steve Lopez (may he rest in peace) founded the PGH Adopt-A-Child-Program. Over the years, it has transformed until its current form as the Hospital Ministry supporting the Philippine General Hospital, Rizal Medical Center, and Our Lady of Porziuncola Hospital. Read the full story>>>>>
PGH Flores de Mayo
By Sabrina Soriano- Sy
For the month of May, the PGH Hospital Ministry held a Flores de Mayo for the Pediatrics Wards. It was a simple procession participated in by the patients, parents, students, and volunteers through the wards and ending in Migi’s garden where they offered flowers to Mama Mary. We offered a prayer for healing for the patients, aside from the regular giving out of meds, juice, and crackers. We were also able to give out clothes, books, and toys, donations given by our donors/parishioners.
Our next activity in June will be a healing mass to be held at the PGH Chapel on June 16, Tuesday. If you would like to know more or join this activity, you can drop by the parish office or contact Nimfa Dumago at 8438830.
Hospital Ministry Thanksgiving Mass and Lunch
By Sabrina Soriano-Sy
It was more than 20 years ago when Steve Lopez (may he rest in peace) founded the PGH Adopt-A-Child-Foundation. Over the years, it has transformed until its current form as the Hospital Ministry supporting the Philippine General Hospital, Rizal Medical Center, and Our Lady of Porciuncula Hospital. Read the full story….
The Hospital Ministry gives our Parishioners the opportunity to have an avenue in performing Corporal Acts of Mercy, either by volunteerism and/or donations of all kinds to meet the pressing needs of the terminally ill coming from the marginalized sector of our society being treated at PGH, mainly children, and Our Lady of Persuncola Hospital. (Read more of the July 10 article on the Hospital Ministry here)