27 December 2008

Famiy Gift Giving 2009

The parish once again embarked on a gift giving program for the least fortunate in the parish. The appeal for gifts to families by families was made by the parish priest, Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, on the first day of the nine day Misa de Gallo. "So many of us are now feeling the hardships and difficulties brought about the economic crisis. Yet, there are still so many among us who are in a more difficult situation than in what we are. They are the ones calling for our help!" Thus the appeal of Fr. Mendoza. "Give. Share this Christmas," he further said.

The response was overwhelming as many picked from the basket containing the names of the families who will receive the "family gifts". The family-recipients were picked from the different barangays of the parish; families who are most in need; families who could barely cope with the daily grind of life.

The last gifts were given to the parish on Christmas day. The first batch of gifts were distributed to the families on 26 December. The gift giving would continue until 29 December. Fr. Oliver Mendoza, Bro. Tony Supremido, the BEC coordinator, several youth ministers and Bro. Bernie Solis who generously lent his driving services and his truck, personally gave the gifts to the family recipients.