Council of the Clergy
UNDER CONSTRUCTION and RENOVATION–we will be up soon
Due to the overwhelming response, Clothings will not be accepted anymore. Canned goods however are still welcome after Tuesday October 20th. Loading of the 2nd container is postponed till monday evening and the whole Tuesday due to the unavailability of a 45 ft container.
Each one us are urged to donate towards the construction of house for the victims of the calamity, Let us help rebuild the communities devastated by the typhoons.
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYER IN OUR MEMORIAL MASS AT 5 PM TOMORROW OCTOBER 18TH AT OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH. 2565 Bathurst St. south of Lawrence.. See you all !
Thank you all for your support and let us all continue the spirit of Charity and Compassion !
WEEK 2 : AFCM DELIVERS 1 TON OF RELIEF GOODS TO CALAMITY VICTIMS (oct 18)
There is so much to rejoice in Toronto last Thanksgiving! The Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Mission (AFCM) was able to ship 400 door-to-door boxes in a 45-ft container last Monday, October 12,2009. Dozens of volunteers had been busily packing boxes of clothing, canned goods, household items, shoes and medicines for the last two weeks and were also at hand to help load the boxes of goods to the container.
The response from the Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike were astounding and immediate. Within two weeks, over 1.5 tons of donations were received at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church and other outlets. Numerous volunteers were always available to ensure that goods are received and properly packed for the shipment daily. Donations from as far as Barrie and Hamilton were dropped off at the different outlets. Cash donations are steadily flowing through amounting to a total of $35000 as of October 12, 2009, a great feat for an organization that is less than a year old. Under the guidance of Father Ben Ebcas, the AFCM Temporalities headed by Rosemer Enverga was given the task of organizing the relief effort. Fr. Joe Pena and Arturo Corpus are unceasingly and consistently working in packaging the things to the boxes. All cash donations can be viewed at http://www.filipinocatholicmission.com/?page_id=135
Several organizations and corporations supported in various ways like donations, packing, soliciting and volunteering to pick up stuff from the various outlets. The main organization supporting this relief operations is PIDC headed by Jun Enverga. Few more organizations and corporations are still pledging their support. As the first shipment has been sent, the urgency of sending the next is very clear because of the typhoon devastation in the northern part of the Philippines. AFCM announced their appeal once more for more donations preferably canned goods and personal hygiene stuff. The second shipment of 400 door-to-door boxes in a 45-ft container will be on October 18,2009 at OLA. Volunteers are welcome to help in the loading of the boxes to the container and final packing.
To ensure that the full value of your donations are directly given to the Philippines, please make sure that cheques are made payable to: Sharelife-Our Lady of the Assumption Church (OLA) “Philippine Typhoon relief”. For donating towards the building of a house for a family of the victim, please make cheques payable to: ANCOP-GK AFCM for $2,500 or any amount and mail to 31 Heatherbank Trail, Toronto, On M1B 5M6.
Special appreciation to Reliable Cargo Express for giving a special rate for the first shipment. For more information please contact: Rosemer at (416) 284-2810