For a handful of homilies already in the Aguinaldo masses starting December 16 , our parish priest Fr. Joelan Landerio has been using these words to encourage parishioners to participate in the Christmas activities of the Ascension of Our Lord Parish in Paranaque City, many of which are for helping the developing and depressed areas in the community.
Share and Care. Two powerful positive words. And they moved me and many more.
That is why, last December 22, I joined a couple dozen volunteers at the gift-giving activity of the parish for poor families at the village gym inside Goodwill 2 Subdivision. These volunteers were led by the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) President (Faye Manuel) and Vice President (Vic Mojica). Together with Worship ministry officers , I manned the registration table at the start of the activity. Later on, we helped in shepherding the recipient-families lined up for their Christmas packages. In between , there were catechetical activity, a holy mass and dinner for the families.
We shared our time in helping others be happy this Christmas.
It sure made this Christmas a more meaningful one. The enriching education of the Bicolano Penguin slogs along.