|Sta Cruz Chapel, Phillipines|
Sta. Cruz Chapel
(Under the Mt. Carmel Parish)
One of our strong traits as Filipinos is our religiosity and sense of family and community. No matter how small or decrepit a place of worship is, you would always find people flocking to it especially on Sundays. Such is the case in Macanhan, a poor area under the Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, south of the Philippines. For years many churchgoers have endured the sun and rain as they stand around or sit on hand carried plastic chairs outside the small chapel that can only accommodate a small number of people. Different religious groups and organizations also use the chapel regularly as venue for meetings and other activities.
In view of that, the Macanhan mini-Pastoral Council, with the guidance of our Parish Priest, Msgr. Columbus Villamil, decided to build a chapel big enough to accommodate a larger number of churchgoers. However, due to the fact that the Macanhan community has very little means to accomplish that, it needs a lot of financial and material assistance from outside. May we therefore ask you to become part of the realization of this dream? Your contribution in cash or in kind will surely go a long way in the life of our community. The building of a decent chapel will undoubtedly raise the morale of the faithful in the area and will help enhance the desire for active participation in the church. We trust in the help of God through generous people like you.
Should you wish to make a cash donation through the bank you may send it to this account name and number: Macanhan Catholic Council, Metrobank DV Soria, CDO, Checking Account # 7426903918, Sort/Routing Code mbâny 02600284-6 mbtc-ph-mm.
Donations can also be sent thru any Western Union branch in Cagayan de Oro City. For monitoring and accounting purposes, we would appreciate if you could send the undersigned a message either by text or by e-mail informing that you have sent a donation or made a deposit. We will send you a receipt and a letter of acknowledgment. Please include your name, contact number and address. My home address, e-mail address and cellular phone number are found after my name below. Be assured that your contribution will be properly acknowledged and accounted for.
Thank you very much. God bless you and yours.