Concert to benefit Franciscan ministries set

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(Photo: Orchestra of the Filipino Youth)

MANILA, Oct. 2, 2016 – The Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY), a 40-man ensemble, will hold a concert for a cause on Oct. 3, Monday), 7:00 p.m. at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Makati City for the benefit of various Franciscan projects and ministries.

Held for the benefit of the SSAP Social Services Ministry, Franciscan Priestly Formation of the Our Lady of the Angels Seminary as well as for Franciscan rural parishes in Luzon and its church renovations and repairs, the concert will be held

This ensemble will be headed by Maestro Olivier Ochanine.

Oct. 3 is a special date for all Franciscans worldwide since it is the memorial of “Transitus” (or the passing) of the Seraphic Founder, St. Francis of Assisi, who is widely known for his prayer, “Lord, Make me a Channel of Your Peace.”

OFY is among those musical groups inspired by El Sistema of Venezuela, a tested model of how a music program can touch lives and which provides opportunities and development to impoverished youths.

(Carl Jamie Simple S. Bordeos / CBCPNews)

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