Meeting of the Department of Charity

On September 1, 2023, at the parish of Christ the Savior in Tagaytay, a quarterly meeting of the Department for Charity and Social Service of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese was held. The meeting was attended by: the rector of the church, Priest David Grubbs, employees and volunteers of the Department for Charity and Social Service of the diocese; charitable, social and non-profit organizations that help the department’s employees to provide social support to the most vulnerable segments of the population (poor families, single mothers and children). Within the framework of this cooperation, trainings on child protection and family well-being were previously held, and issues of social protection of the population in the Philippines were also considered. The results of cooperation in the third quarter were summed up. One of the important activities of the department can be distinguished: • Weekly feeding program of the Sisterhood of Mercy in the cities: General Santos, Alabel, Kiamba, Santa Maria, Banate, Kinabalan and Arakan; Teaching children the basics of personal hygiene; Purchase of school supplies for children.

Feast of church in Banate

Parish in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the village Banate celebrated the patronal feast. There is no permanent priest in the parish. Despite this, believers celebrate Typica every Sunday and pray in the temple. The festive divine services were performed by the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), in the concelebration of priests Joachim Gonzalez and John Mahinay.

For the new school year

The Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese has purchased sets with school supplies for children in the city of Tayabas. By the beginning of the new school year, employees of the Department of Charity and Social Service of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, together with volunteers of the FMI Family Foundation, purchased and distributed the sets to children in the city of Tayabas, Quezon Province.