Saturday, January 10, 2009

Feast of Santo Nino

Dear Friends & Kababayans,

Peace of Christ be with you!

Thank you for all those who came and celebrated the Simbang Gabi Masses in the EASTSIDE and at St. Helens Parish in Sweet Home. Some of you braved the weather even for two or three nights. These would not have happened if it is not for the fine leaderships of Millette Dela Cruz, Titay Schommer and Fr. Denish Ilogon in the eastside and Fr. Henry Rufo in Sweet Home. We are also grateful to Maryann Gaviola, Gigi Wolf and Divinia Poe for organizing the feast of the Holy Family in Salem. It was a joyful event with fine fellowships after the mass, delicious food and marvelous entertainment.

Our Filipino Seminarians at Mt. Angel Abbey are now busy preparing for the upcoming celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino, on Saturday, January 17th, at 11am. Archbishop John G. Vlasny will be presiding the mass. Please see the attached email from Pia DeLeon and Manolito Jaldon for detailed information including the concert of Joey Albert on the following day. In addition, Rudy Del Rosario is directing the SINULOG "Pit Senyor" procession/parade for the entertainment and they are still in need of people to join in. If you are interested to join in the fun, there will be a rehearsal on Saturday, January 10th, at 12:30pm, at Holy Trinity Parish in Beaverton. For more information, please see the attached email from Vanessa Bradley.

Are you looking for a Filipino Restaurant? If you happened to be in the Westside, there is a Filipino Restaurant called Zensation that opened a few months ago, click this website to get their menu. Also Ken Canedo mentioned after coming back from the Holidays that there is a Vegetarian Filipino Restaurant in the Los Angeles area. He said, “A Filipino restaurant in America is rare, but a VEGETARIAN Filipino restaurant is truly one-of-a-kind. I could not believe how good their adobo and pancit tasted, even without the meat. They use firm tofu that is shaped like meat and cooked the Filipino way. Incredible! I only wish they had a franchise here in Portland. Here is the website They also serve meat dishes for those in the dinner party who might prefer their homba with real pork.” Speaking of our national talented artist, Ken Canedo just released a New CD – DOXOLOGY. Please see this website to order. We love Ken’s music. It is always a nice treat to listen to him especially when he plays the piano at the 11:15 mass at Holy Trinity. He also shares his talent to the community when we have big events. He’ll be there for the feast of Santo Nino and greet him when you see him.

Wishing you a happy and peaceful day!