25 Years of God’s Love and Fidelity

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Manila – The Servants of Charity in the Philippines celebrated their Silver Jubilee. A week-long celebration was organized culminating in a Eucharistic Celebration on June 12th at San Isidro Labrador Parish Church. The Holy Mass was presided by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, and Bishop Antonio R. Tobias, of Diocese of Novaliches, and concelebrating priests. Among the concelebrants were Fr. Alfonso Crippa, Superior General of the Congregation, and Fr. Luigi de Giambattista, General Councilor and first missionary in the Philippines. Rondalla on Wheels, a group of physically handicapped men and women and a ministry of Sr. Roos Catry and the ICM sisters, welcomed the attendees with their beautiful rondalla music. Former members of the internationally renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers filled the church with their heavenly songs. About six hundred people, including  beneficiaries of our programs, religious men and women, benefactors, lay mission partners and friends attended. A reception was held at the Servants of Charity compound with a program presented by the Guanella Center beneficiaries.

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