|11/13/2013 10:27:00 AM|
Mass for Philippines
Archbishop to preside
In response to the needs of the people of the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the Filipino Catholic Community of Oregon and SW Washington is holding a Mass at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at St. Clare Church, 8535 SW 19th Ave. in Portland.
Archbishop Alexander Sample will preside at the liturgy with Filipino priests of the archdiocese concelebrating.
The community will pray for those who have died, those who are missing, and those whose lives have been changed. It will also be an opportunity to give thanks to God for the compassion that people have shown as they pour out donations help victims.
The community will present the various efforts that are already underway and propose concrete ways to offer assistance. There will be an opportunity after Mass to share stories and resources at a cookie and coffee fellowship in the Parish Hall.
Archbishop Sample issued a statement on the crisis: “I call upon Catholics of the archdiocese to pray for those affected by this tragedy, and to offer financial support by being generous in special collections that will be taken up in parishes for Catholic Relief Services effort in the Philippines.”
The Filipino Catholic Community of Oregon and SW Washington was organized in 1997 to gather community members, to collaborate, and to celebrate in the spirit of their Catholic faith and common Filipino heritage.
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