Lay group to hold ‘Mass of Remembrance’

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MANDALUYONG, September 2, 2014—The Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls (PWHS) invites the faithful to take part in a “Mass of Remembrance” and related activities it will be sponsoring on Monday, September 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral, Intramuros.

As a Catholic lay apostolate of the Monfort Foundation, PWHS is committed to promoting the devotion to the holy souls in purgatory, especially on the second Monday of each month.

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This September, the holy mass to be presided over by Rev. Fr. Jojo Zerrudo of the Holy Family Parish in Quezon City aims to pray for and remember the following:

  • Dr. Narciso D. Monfort who died on September 5, 2005. He founded the PWHS on July 29, 1992, and saw to its growth as it became a global apostolate while representing the fourth district of Iloilo for several terms.
  • The 10,000 victims of the cyclone and tidal wave off the Bay of Bengal in Orissa State, India on September 29. 1971.
  • The approximately 8,000 people killed when Hurricane Fifi struck Honduras on September 19, 1974.
  • The 600 victims of typhoon Kadiang which also caused massive landslides in Northern Luzon region but did more damage when it backtracked to Central Luzon where gigantic mudlfows (lahar) buried whole towns in Pampanga on September 30, 1993.
  • The 150 people killed when the Sulpicio Lines MV Princess of the Orient sailed from Manila to Cebu during a typhoon. The ship capsized at 12:55 p.m. near Fortune Island off mainland Batangas, and sank on September 18, 1998.
  • The estimated 2,600 people buried alive when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan on September 20, 1999.
  • The 200 victims killed when typhoon Xangsane (“Milenyo”) ravaged Manila on September 20, 2006.
  • The 334 victims, 186 of whom were children, killed in a hostage standoff in a school in Beslan, Russia on September 3, 2004.
  • The over 1,500 of the 2,000 passengers who drowned when the overcrowded Tanzanian Ro-Ro ferry MV Spice Islander I sank in deep sea between Unguja and Pemba Island on September 10, 2011.

The full schedule of the event is as follows:
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Formation program for members and friends
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Prayers/Rosary
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Mass of Remembrance

(Raymond A. Sebastián)

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