MHHS Parol-Making:Our Common Responsibility 2015

  • Page Views 3729
  • Christmas in the Philippines won’t be as colourful parol and joyful without these parols. They have become our Christmas tradition and have adorn our homes, offices and business establishments.

    This is such a precious and popular tradition that we, the elders of our community here in Canada, must continue to promote and share with our children and younger generation of Filipino Canadians so that they will know, learn, and appreciate the value we attach to this precious traditions, and do their part in passing them to their own children and so on, so these traditions don’t die a natural death and be lost forever.

    Promoting our cultural traditions is a goal that we must all share and agree to work together as a community. Our culture defines us as Filipinos. Who are we, without our barong Tagalogs, our beautiful folk dances, and our songs, our language, our Simbang Gabi, our parols?

    Multicultural Helping House Society (MHHS) realizes the importance and value of our culture, that is why we are again organizing the Parol Making Project 2015. This task is not without challenges and difficulties. For years, some courageous individuals and groups have tried to organize parol-making projects only to give up after 2 or 3 years later for lack of funds and public support. MHHS faces the same problems, too. We don’t get funding for this project from our regular funders. We are reaching out to our community to share with us the burden and responsibility of promoting and keeping these traditions Alive for future generations.

    Last year’s parol-making competition was a huge success. Prizes of $500.00, $300.00, and $200.00 were given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best parol entries respectively. As promised, we gave the winning parols to the city government of Vancouver, Richmond, and Surrey as gifts of MHHS on behalf of the Filipino Community. These gifts were warmly and gratefully accepted and acknowledged.

    We wish to thank our sponsors who share with us this mission of preserving and promoting this popular tradition of Making Parols to usher in the celebration of Christmas. Thank you for your encouragement and support.

    The entire Simbang Gabi Mass on T.V?
    Another milestone has been reached in our efforts to promote Simbang Gabi, our most cherished tradition, in the Archdiocese. Fr. Pierre Leblond, parish priest of St. Mary’s Parish granted permission to have one of our Simbang Gabi Masses covered on T.V. This will be a challenge to Reyfort Media and their television crew because our masses are celebrated early in the morning at 6 o’clock everyday. We hope and pray that they will consider and accept our invitation. It could lead to T.V coverage of our regular Sunday Masses, like the ones they have in the Philippines.

    This is one venture that will not only boost our image and prestige in the community but also help those who cannot go to church on Sundays and would love to hear mass in the language they can understand. If and when this eventually happens, we will need sponsors to cover our expenses. I’m sure there are generous families or organizations out there who can help. I know of one group who can. This is a win win situation for St. Mary’s Parish and for our community. What do you think? Please include this special intention in your prayers.

    Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!!!!!

    Share

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 January 2018
      5 hours ago No comment

      GSIS plans more overseas investments

      State-run Government Service Insurance System ( GSIS ) is planning to invest $800 million overseas to diversify its investments and take advantage of good returns. In a press briefing, GSIS president and general manager Jesus Clint Aranas said the state pension fund is planning to further increase its overseas ...

    • 20 January 2018
      7 hours ago No comment

      New CEO Hired to Lead Innovation Boulevard

      Innovation Boulevard is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Turner as its new CEO, effective January 2, 2018.  Louise will be responsible for all operations while she leads Innovation Boulevard into its next phase of growth and development. “I’m delighted that we have attracted such a knowledgeable, experienced ...

    • 20 January 2018
      9 hours ago No comment

      How Facebook’s new algorithm will change the way users see content

      FACEBOOK never claimed itself to be a media company. It maintains it is a social network to connect people to other people. Those familiar with Facebook when it started in 2004 will know how it has changed from a story-sharing, people-connecting platform to one that curates and distributes content ...

    • 20 January 2018
      11 hours ago No comment

      Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City VM

      Paolo Duterte resigned as vice mayor of Davao City last Christmas. Out of delicadeza he said. OK. Let him follow what he think is the right move to do after his ‘skirmishes’ with his daughter via social media that let netizens around the world knew what kind of a ...

    • 19 January 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent

      The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Recent data have been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating ...

    %d bloggers like this: