BACOLOD, 10 Dec. 2015 – A feeding program held on Dec. 8 by the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception served as a “virtual bridge” in this parish as it culminated the CBCP’s Year of the Poor and entered the Year of the Eucharist and the Family.
“Those who share are living the social impact of the Eucharist. The parishioners’ generosity towards the poorest of the poor show the face of God’s mercy and love,” said San Sebastian parish priest Fr. Felix P. Pasquin.
Eighty four (84) families, comprising more than 500 individuals, coming from poor communities in Bacolod were feted with a show and afternoon snacks at the San Sebastian Cathedral Pastoral Complex as part of the culmination for the Year of the Poor.
After the program the organizers gave the families gift packs consisting of clothes and groceries.
Pasquin commented on the event, saying, “[it was] so touching to see parishioners who are themselves poor share and care for the poorest of the poor in the parish.”
The program was organized by some 850 people from the San Sebastian Parish Pastoral Council Officers, Lay Associations and Ministries, together with various Basic Ecclesial Communities of the Parish. (Fr. Mickey Cardenas / CBCP News)