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Happenings sa Village November 2017

























The Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Mass is on Wednesday, November 22 after the 6:30 pm Novena Mass to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. A Potluck dinner will follow after the Mass. Everybody is welcome to bring their favorite dish for sharing. The celebration is open to all parishioners, friends, supporters and family.

Christmas Caroling
The friends, volunteers and staff of the Filipino Pastoral Ministry is going to bring Christmas cheers by singing Christmas carols to the homes of friends and supporters of the FPM. If you would like to be included in the schedule, you may contact Sol 240 603 3817 for the dates.

FPM Christmas Party
The FPM will celebrate the Christmas Party on December 17 after the 3:00 PM Filipino Mass. Come and join us. The Party is free and open to all.

14th Anniversary of the San Lorenzo Ruiz and Scalabrini Center
SLRAA, Inc. celebrates the 14th Anniversary of the San Lorenzo Ruiz & Scalabrini Center on December 8, Friday with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 7:30 PM followed by a reception.


Please come and join us for the 18th Annual Fiesta celebration of the Poon Hesus Nazareno sa Village at Our Lady of Pompeii on January 7, 2018. Mass, Procession and Reception will start at 3:00 PM.

Novena Mass in preparation for the feast day celebration on January 7, 2018 started on Sunday November 5. This year’s celebration will be sponsored by the Santo Nino Group of New Jersey led by Eliza Lapitan-Viray and Paz Viray. If you have a Mass Intention or Prayer Petitions that you would like to be included in the Novena Mass for the Poon Hesus Nazareno, please send it to the Filipino Pastoral Ministry of Our Lady of Pompei Church 25 Carmine St. NY NY 10014.

SLRAA, Inc. will celebrate the Feast day celebration of the Poon Hesus Nazareno in Jamaica on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Church. Novena Mass in preparation for the fiesta starts on December 31 to January 8, 2018 at the San Lorenzo Ruiz and Scalabrini Center 168-41 84th Ave. Jamaica Hills NY.

Happy Birthday to all the October Birthday celebrants

The month of October has the most birthday celebrants at the Filipino Pastoral Ministry. A Combined Mass of the parish community was held on Wednesday October 25 to celebrate the birthday of Fr. Mark Escobar, c.s. The Provincial Superior, Very Reverend Fr. Moacir Balen, c.s., Fr. Angelo Plodari, c.s. and Mario Zambiasi,c.s. concelebrated in the Mass officiated by Fr. Mark Escobar, c.s. The Italian, Brazilian and the Filipino Choirs provided the liturgical music during the Mass.

The Mass was also offered in remembrance of the 2nd death anniversary of Neri Pascual, the beloved mother of Edilberto and Edna Pascual.

The Parish community gave a surprise birthday celebration with cake and drinks held after the Mass

Meanwhile the Filipino community prepared a birthday dinner to celebrate Fr. Mark’s birthday. Thank you to the Pascual family who prepared the food, Marilyn Castillo for the pansit, Aida Valdeviezo and Alan Campos who baked the birthday cake.

Happy birthday also to Fr. Walter Tonelotto, c.s. who is now assigned in Toronto on October 12.

On Sunday October 29, The Filipino Pastoral Ministry hosted a joint birthday celebration for all the October celebrants: Fr. Mark Escobar, c.s., Henry Medrano, Nancy Hombrebueno, Marilyn Castillo, Joy Jimena, Hermie Valles and Au Dimalanta. Thank you to Chit Laurencio for the special birthday cake.

Hermie Valles celebrated a milestone on October 30 for her 65th birthday. She invited friends and family to celebrate her 65th on November 4 held at 21 Jam Street Dance Studio in Astoria NYC. It was sort of a reunion of some new and old time friends getting together for her birthday. Happy Birthday!

Condolences and Remembrances

Our heartfelt condolences to the Almario and Hombrebueno families especially to our dear friends and members of the Filipino Pastoral Ministry family- Sally, Nancy, Nora, Cely, Baby for the lost of their sister Corazon Almario who passed on to eternal life to be with the Lord this afternoon NY time. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual light shine upon her, may she Rest In Peace.

In remembrance of Fe Lim, the eldest sister of Dr. Prospero Lim. Our deepest sympathy to the Lim family for death of their sister, auntie.

We would like to extend our condolences to the children and grandchildren for the untimely passing of their Mom – Dr. Marilyn Resureccion who passed on to eternal life to be with the Lord last night 11/05/17. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual light shine upon her, may she Rest In Peace.

Drs. Marilyn and Rex Resureccion were both members of SLRAA Board of Directors and benefactors of SLRAA, Inc. They are now together, may they both Rest In Peace.

3rd FPMPOMPEI Parol Lighting & Christmas Party

Save the Date: December 17 Sunday 4:00PM.. For registration to participate, please contact Sol Tulang ‭(240) 603-3817‬

Christmas is just around the corner. In the spirit of the season, the Filipino Pastoral Ministry is hosting the 3rd Annual Parol Lighting Festival on December 17, the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

Parols of different shapes, sizes and colors will be lighted in a ceremony after the 3PM Filipino Mass. Parol Making and Lighting Festival started in 2015 as a Christmas Project of the Catechism class culminating into the blessing and lighting of all Parols.

This year the Christmas Parol Making Contest will be a team competition, not individually as we have done in the past two years. The FPM Summer Fun Teams were combined to form only 2 Christmas competitive teams. We added the Belen Making Contest (Nativity Scene) this year. Please see the flyer for other details.