Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Flood Victims of Montalban, Rizal

This morning I woke up early to prepare for an occular inspection to the typhoon victims of Montalban, Rizal. The group of CWL Diocese of Antipolo Board Members and Officers met at the Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Marikina so that we go to the venue together in one coaster. Our mission was only to search for 100 poor of the poorest typhoon victims, list them, and issue them tickets to qualify for our 100 packed goods for them.

We visited the church at Kasiglahan Village in Montalban and met with the parish priest who happened to be a very jolly God's follower. We were not allowed to go to the muddy houses in the surrounding areas and instead requested us to just give the tickets to the Head of the Social Ministry who will distribute the tickets to the intended recipients. The priest (I forgot the name, I'm sorry Father) toured us around his parochial area including the interior of their church. The church was simple but elegant (next time I'll post a picture) and was appropriate to their divine patroness "Maria, Ina ng Kapayapaan" or in English: Mary, Mother of Peace.

The goods that we will distribute to each of the selected 100 consist of a kettle, charcoal stove, pail, broom and 2 kilos of rice. The money used to buy these goods came from the National Board of the Catholic Women's League and from two of the Diocesan Board members, Sister Del Biason and Sister Lingay Pacleb. The distribution will be on Monday, October 19 so that the roads will be more dried and clear and the CWL members concerned are free from our usual church responsibilities.

The Catholic Women's League from the Diocese of Antipolo could surely make these chosen people happy. As a Catholic woman, I am C-ommitted to W-ork with L-ove and that's the real essence of Charity, Work and Loyalty.

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