Support Group for Filipino Seminarians USA
SERVING THOSE WHO WILL SERVE
In 2012, we launched our first cultural program, Pamana at Awit, to raise funds and awareness of our mission and ministry. Above, our seminarians participated by rendering spiritual songs to a very enthusiastic audience. (Click on the picture above for a photo blog link.)
Together with our vision to support Filipino seminarians, we have been involved with other activities that helped us collaborate with others who share in our vision. We have been involved in some community building, fund-raising and outreach activities through the years.
Our very successful 2014 cultural program, Pamana at Awit: Paghahandog, gave us the opportunity to promote our ministry and invite others to join us. It was a beautiful cultural extravaganza celebrating our heritage, and our self-offering to God. (Click on the picture above for a photo blog of the event.)
As part of our desire to get to the heart of the vocation to serve, SGFS and friends did an outreach in 2014 to the poorest of the poor in the Philippines - the slum communities of Ulingan and Helping Land - in collaboration with Project Pearls and the Joliet Diocese Filipino MInistry. Two of our priests joined us in this event - Fr. Sunny Castillo and Fr. Joseph Sia. We were blessed to serve! (Click the picture above for a photo blog of this outreach event.)
"At the heart of SGFS is a sense of love and responsibility for those who have been called to serve the Lord."
The Support Group for Filipino Seminarians USA - EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Thanks to our very own Fr. Ervin Pio Caliente for introducing us to Sherman Hospital, who was looking for a contact to help disribute some linens that have been used but are in very good condition. Through the help of our donors, we were able to ship these linens to several communities and charitable institutions overseas. Above, the community of Gawad Kalinga in Candon, Ilocos Sur, expresses thanks for the gift of these bedsheets and linens.
THANK YOU TO OUR
FRIENDS AND DONORS!
SGFS reached out to the poor families in Candon City, Ilocos Sur and provided school allowances to some children of Barrio Tamurong. SGFS also participated in the National Bookstore's Project Aral Back to School Outreach to provide school packages for children in the slums of Manila. Fr. Santos Castillo accomplished these projects during his visit to the Philippines in January 2015.