News and Updates
The K of C North and South Jurisdictions conducted a series of activities in honor of Fr. George J. Willmann, S.J. Instead of the regular annual tree planting activity, the two jurisdictions were advised by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to change their event due to the El Niño being experienced today. Because of the said phenomenon, the Jurisdiction’s annual tree planting activity was deferred.
Instead, the North Luzon Jurisdiction came up with a climate change symposium, while the South Luzon Jurisdiction conducted a coastal clean-up project. read more »
Local brother knights have pledged to support the call of Pope Francis and the Knights of Columbus (KC) Supreme Council to help refugees from the Middle East who are fleeing to Europe by thousands.
“Aside from our charitable works that we could offer to the people [refugees] there, we should be involved not only spiritually but also financially in order to help them,” said Justice Jose Reyes, Jr., KC Luzon North Deputy and President of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI). read more »
Though social media definitely has positive effects on the young like promoting creativity, interaction, and learning, it may also give rise to so-called “passive parenting”. “Social media can also result in passive parenting and benign neglect caused by parents’ reliance on gadgets,” said DMII Committee on Morality in Media Chairperson Dr. Edna Mae O. Landicho, PhD. read more »
GMRC test, question number one: You are about to go through a door with an old folk at the same time, what will you do? Elementary, my dear Watson. “Age before beauty.”
We always knew what this phrase meant and that is to let the old folks pass through first. Nonetheless, let’s try understanding this particular phrase beyond its denotation. For instance, before you can achieve genuine beauty, you must go through age. True enough, people nowadays fear getting old, having wrinkles, scars, white hair, flabs, and telling how long you’ve been here on earth. Really, what is to be ashamed of about that? Imagine yourself, aged 80, you’re all smooth and unscathed. Amazing, but tell me what did you go through? Let smoothness speak…nothing. Now that’s a shame. As Polish aphorist Stanislaw Jerzy Lec puts it, “Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” read more »
Family gatherings are never complete without the elderly, our Lolos and Lolas. Their elation in seeing their children, especially the grandchildren always brightens the mood of the gathering. At family reunions they never grow tired of telling stories about their younger years. For our elderly Lolos and Lolas, to see their family around them is an event they always look forward to. But for some of the needy elderly in our society they are left without a family. Worst, they are abandoned by their families and left to tend for themselves and toil for their own subsistence. read more »
The regional assembly of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate International - Diocese of Malolos, Bulacan (Region IV) led by its Diocesan Regent, Ma. Theresa G. Curia was held last August 29, 2015 at the Hiyas Convention Center, Malolos, Bulacan.
With the theme “DMII Missions: Reaching Out To The Poor With Mercy And Compassion” the assembly was graced by former Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See and Chairman of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Henrietta T. De Villa. read more »
To serve and to care, this gesture transformed each participant to become a chosen people whose hope is in Jesus Christ, whose immeasurable compassion inspired the participants to share their time and effort to give hope to these homeless families and street children of Intramuros, Manila so that they may come and see the goodness of God at work. The Care for the Street Children and Homeless is just one simple voice about caring for others hoping that it echoes and multiplies just as how our Lord Jesus Christ was able to feed the five thousand, with just five small barley loaves and two small fish (John 6:1-15). It is a miracle, but on the second thought, it is the power of sharing through the compassion of Jesus Christ that started it all, and they had more than enough to eat. read more »
Thru the generosity of brother knights from Concepcion Council No. 10768, the first ever Catholic Chapel was finally built in the island of Salvacion, Concepcion, Iloilo.
Headed by Immediate Past Visayas Deputy Bro. Rodrigo Sorongon, Bro. Anthony Nazario (now the Visayas Deputy) and Former State Membership Director Noeni Nepomuceno, brother knights crossed the wavy seas of Concepcion, Iloilo to witness the turnover ceremony for the newly constructed chapel. read more »
Team Love Bank composed of employees from the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI) visited the NOH School for Crippled Children in Banawe, Quezon City. This is in line with the Year of the Poor Activity Project of the Association which is a monthly outreach program for the less privileged sector of our society.
During the group’s visit last June 24, Team Love Bank headed by Mr. Ronnie Infante was welcomed by the school Principal Marisa F. Duka. In her welcome remarks, Principal Duka thanked KCFAPI for organizing activities such as the Year of the Poor that provides help for the disabled adding that they will forever be thankful for visiting the school and bringing joy and laughter to the students. Meanwhile, the NOH students gave Team Love Bank a different kind of welcome as four disabled students in their wheelchair together with two other students performed a dance number to the tune of All About That Bass by Niki Minaj to the delight of the members of the group. read more »