PASTORAL LETTER for ASH WEDNESDAY (March 2, 2022)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Third year into the COVID-19 pandemic and yet, Filipino families especially the poor and marginalized have yet to recover from massive unemployment and its immediate consequence—hunger and malnutrition.

Still, we continue to fulfill our mission of providing for the poor especially for the malnourished children so they may have a chance for better health and growth, and full participation in our society.

Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation Inc. is calling on your support in participating in the FAST2FEED fundraising campaign. “Fast Today And Feed A Child” — fast from a meal today, Ash Wednesday, and whatever savings you have from your small sacrifice may be donated to the Hapag-Asa Integrated Nutrition Program that has continued to provide food for over two million children across the nation since 2005. It only takes about ₱10 a day or ₱1,200 to continuously feed a child for six months.

Today, as we observe Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent, let us renew our commitment to a life of prayer, fasting, and charity, following the teaching of today’s gospel from Matthew 6:1-6,16-18: giving to the needy, praying, and fasting. Indeed, your small act of kindness—fasting from a meal today and giving to poor and hungry children will make a big difference to many Filipino families. “Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

May God continue to bless your generosity and charity.

(signed)
+ Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, D.D.
Chairman, Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation Inc.

 

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