Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mass for Typhoon Victims

There were about 1,000 people (a mixture of children, youth, young adult, adult and seniors) who attended the Mass.  We collected $9,359.00 and the Filipino Apostolate will send the money through the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for the Haiyan victims in the Philippines.

Click HERE for a copy of the missalette that was prepared for the Mass. Click HERE for a copy of the homily of Fr. Cyriac Mattathilanickal, MS, he delivered during the Mass.


Thank you for your presence to support our Filipino brethren in prayer for the repose souls of those who perished in the storm and for the strength to bring the needed healing to the injured, and also for your generous donation to assist the Philippines in recovering from this natural disaster.

We are grateful to all participants in the Eucharistic celebration for their commitment in such short notice to make this event possible. 

Celebrant:   Rev. Michael C. Harrington
Concelebrant & Homilist:   Rev. Cyriac C. Mattathilanickal, MS
Concelebrants:   Rev. Kevin O'Leary
   Rev. George Carlson
   Rev. Oscar Pratt
   Rev. Francis Alvarez, SJ
   Rev. Hilario Sanez
   Rev. Alvin
   Rev. Michael
   Rev. Tom
Music Director:  Evelyn Dusaban
Choir:    Filipino Apostolate Malden Choir
Special Participation:  Boston College Student Choir
IP Rondalla
 First Reading:  Ador Parena
 Second Reading:  Elvie Navarro
 Prayer of the Faithful: Rose Candaza

Offerors:   Dr. Alicia Layug
     Rene & Ditas Jaro

We extend our sincere appreciation to Rev.Michael Harrington for his personal assistance to make things happen.  We express our love and gratitude to our chaplain, Rev. Cyriac Mattathilanickal,MS, for his guidance and active participation in planning this event.  We thank His Eminence, Sean Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap and Rev. Kevin O'Leary, Rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and his staff for welcoming the Filipino community to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

To those who provided nourishment for our body, we are always thankful for your thoughtfulness. 

We are collaborating with other Filipino groups to collect merchandise and food donations to send to the typhoon victims in the Philippines.  We will also support the fundraising plans of the students and community groups around the Boston and nearby areas, and collect monetary donations during the Filipino Apostolate Masses for the coming weeks of November and December 2013 for the typhoon victims.

Important Websites and Phone Numbers to Know in connection with Super Typhoon "Haiyan" in the Philippines:
1-888-407-4747 Office of Overseas Citizen Services, State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs to help find missing love ones or families in the devastated areas.
1-866-720-5721 National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline
1-202-821-1999 Center for International Disaster Information at  The Relief Agency to contact for those interested to volunteer their time and expertise in the Philippines.

Suggested websites to donate to the Philippine typhoon victims:
• - White House portal
•  – USAID portal
• – catholic relief services
• – catholic medical mission board
• – CARE International

We also invite you to attend all the Filipino Apostolate Sunday Masses as scheduled:
 1st Sundays, Holy Name Church, West Roxbury, MA
 1 PM – Holy Mass
  2nd Sundays, St. Joseph Church, Malden, MA
  12:30 PM – Rosary, 1:00 PM – Holy Mass

  4th Sundays, St. John the Baptist Church, Quincy, MA
  12:30 PM – Rosary, 1:00 PM – Holy Mass
Please continue to visit our website:  for news/updates on events.  You can also donate online for typhoon Haiyan in our website. 

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