Thursday, 17 December 2020 00:22

Bishops renew promotion of the Pondo ng Pinoy

The National Management Office of Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation Inc. (PnPCFI) recently released an video presentations for Christmas showcasing PnP’s spirituality through reflections of 9 bishops and a Christmas message from His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Vatican’s prefect for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The video series is a presentation for nine days focusing on the traditional religious practices of “Simbang Gabi” or Misa de Gallo.

With the main theme “Gifted to Give” the presentations follow the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines yearly theme that  leads to the culmination of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

The bishops contributed their reflections in the Pondo ng Pinoy series were:

       Bishop Rey Evangelista, D.D. (Diocese of Imus)

       Bishop Broderick Pabillo, D.D. (Archdiocese of Manila)

       Bp. Marcelino Antonio M. Maralit, Jr., D.D. (Diocese of Boac)

       Bp. Rex C. Ramirez, D.D. (Diocese of Naval)

       Bp. Roberto O. Gaa, D.D. (Diocese of Novaliches)

       Bp. Bartolome G. Santos Jr., D.D. (Diocese of Iba)

       Bp. Mel Rey M. Uy, D.D. (Diocese of Lucena)

       Bp. Dennis C. Villarojo, D.D. (Diocese of Malolos)

       Bp. Honesto F. Ongtioco, D.D. (Diocese of Cubao)

Parishes nationwide have been invited to show the video reflections via live streaming during “Simbang Gabi” or share them through the social media platforms of the dioceses. PnP has also expressed their invitation to all to watch and share the online videos to reach as many people as possible.

“A timely preparation for Christmas through the new means of communication, the internet and social media,” according to the Press Release sent by PnP.

The video messages can be seen and downloaded through this Youtube link:

Founded by Archbishop Emeritus of Manila His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales and was launched in 2004, PnP continues its mission of proclaiming “Christ as the good news to the poor, encouraging the faithful to live the life of humble stewardship of whatever gifts the Lord has given as preferential love for the poor, through little but regular acts of goodness exemplified by the 'crumbs' as little as 25 centavo coins," according to the Press Release. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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