Tuesday, 12 March 2019 09:16

Cardinal Tagle seeks support for Alay Kapwa 2019




In his Pastoral Letter for Alay Kapwa 2019, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle has asked the faithful to be more generous in almsgiving this season of Lent.

“The practice of almsgiving helps us to grow in charity and generosity. It helps us, too, to recognize the Lord Jesus in the poor and needy. It is a path that can lead to true conversion: in drawing close to our brothers and sisters, we draw close to God Himself,” Cardinal Tagle said.

Alay Kapwa is an annual Lenten evangelization and fundraising program of the Catholic Church that supports the social services for the poor and in need especially during times of disaster.

Responding to the call of Cardinal Tagle, all parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila will hold a second collection in all Masses during the six Sundays of  Lent from March 10, 2019, to April 14, 2019. The amount to be collected will be used by Caritas Manila for their Damayan relief assistance, emergency response and humanitarian aid.

Also, Caritas Manila, the leading social development arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, in partnership with Radio Veritas846 is set to hold this year’s Alay Kapwa Telethon on Holy Monday, April 15, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to raise awareness and funds for Caritas Damayan.

In 2018, Caritas Damayan extended help to the victims of typhoon Agaton, Josie and Ompong and to the victims of the numerous fire disasters in Metro Manila. They also provided assistance to the lumads of Tandag, and to the affected families of Mayon eruption.

As the country continues to face calamities, Cardinal Tagle asked the faithful to be more generous to Alay Kapwa. 

“With the increasing number and magnitude of disasters and calamities being responded to by Caritas Damayan, our Alay Kapwa funds get immediately depleted,” Cardinal Tagle said.

Donations are accepted through Caritas Manila’s  Peso and Dollar Bank Accounts:

Account Name: Caritas Manila Inc.

BPI S/A: 3063 5357 01
BDO S/A: 5600 45905
METROBANK S/A: 175-3-17506954-3
UNIONBANK C/A: 00-030-00122705
PNB C/A: 10-856-660001-7

DOLLAR ACCOUNTS:
BPI S/A: 3064-0033-55
(SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM)

PNB S/A: 10-856-660002-5
(SWIFT CODE: PNBMPHMM)

Or donate via: http://caritasmanila.org.ph/donations-for-caritas/

Or any Cebuana Lhuillier Branch

Donations may also be dropped off at 2002 Jesus St. Pandacan, Manila.

For inquiries, you can call Caritas Manila at 562-0020 loc 118 or 254-5519. (Jheng M. Prado)

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