pamana at awit: paghahandog

paghahandog

paghahandog

father sunny castillo and the support group for filipino seminarians (SGFS) recently hosted paghahandog, a sequel to pamana at awit held in 2012. paghahandog is a cultural presentation of our heritage through music, dance and fashion, a biennial fundraiser to benefit filipino seminarians and underprivileged children.

SGFS is a non-for profit organization fostering vocations to the priesthood, a ministry my husband and i are blessed to be part of. since its founding, SGFS has provided assistance to 14 seminarians, all of whom are ordained priests and currently serving in various parishes all across the nation. presently, SGFS is helping five seminarians in various stages of their vocation.

in recent years, SGFS has extended its ministry to include special outreach programs. in january 2014, father sunny, in collaboration with SGFS and the diocese of joliet filipino ministry, led a partnership with project pearls on a mission to slum communities in the philippines.

paghahandog was delightful and fun. a family oriented presentation entertaining and edifying for everyone. the participants truly captured father sunny’s vision and beautifully executed on stage. their volunteerism and belief in the cause is truly inspiring. we congratulate and thank each one for a job well done.

it was so heartwarming to see the audience very happy and having such a good time. we are humbled by the outpouring of positive reviews and generous response. we thank all who came for despite being on a friday evening and bitter cold, we had a full house.

we are most grateful to all who participated, supported, helped, donated and prayed for the success of paghahandog. and most of all, praise and thanks be to GOD the source of our inspiration, strength and love.

here’s a glimpse of paghahandog, photos courtesy of dennis beltran of db photo images

more pictures added πŸ™‚

fr mario: prayer

fr mario: prayer

joliet simbang gabi eastern cluster choir: o bayan ng diyos

joliet simbang gabi eastern cluster choir: o bayan ng diyos

girls in filipiniana

girls in filipiniana

barong tagalog

barong tagalog

threads of culture: heritage - igorots and other indigenous people

threads of culture: heritage – igorots and other indigenous people

valdez family - filipiniana

valdez family – filipiniana

nick gutierrez: i will be here

nick gutierrez: i will be here

TJ and Jaden: barong tagalog

TJ and Jaden: barong tagalog

PAX minstrels: minamahal

PAX minstrels: minamahal

filipiniana

filipiniana

young adult: barong tagalog

young adult: barong tagalog

filipiniana

filipiniana

st isidore filipino mass ensemble:  humayo't ihayag

st isidore filipino mass ensemble: humayo’t ihayag

alyssa solomon: memory

alyssa solomon: memory

threads of culture: thanksgiving and unity - igorots and other indigenous people

threads of culture: thanksgiving and unity – igorots and other indigenous people

paul aquino, svd: muntik na kitang minahal

paul aquino, svd: muntik na kitang minahal

filipiniana

filipiniana

espinoza family: filipiniana - family

espinoza family: filipiniana – family

father sunny: all of me

father sunny: all of me

madi burkhart: all of me - dance interpretation

madi burkhart: all of me – dance interpretation

kenny and angel: barong tagalog

kenny and angel: barong tagalog

the mamas: samba zumba

the mamas: samba zumba

modern maria clara

modern maria clara

PAX minstrels: les mis medley

PAX minstrels: les mis medley

filipiniana

filipiniana

aldrin and kris: barong tagalog

aldrin and kris: barong tagalog

john and james agena: father and son duet - hanggang

john and james agena: father and son duet – hanggang

modern terno

modern terno

rudy and fe asuncion: filipiniana

rudy and fe asuncion: filipiniana

filipiniana

filipiniana

jeffrey and esperanza oliveros: bridal scene

jeffrey and esperanza oliveros: bridal scene

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21 Responses to pamana at awit: paghahandog

  1. A lovely occasion, Lola. The colourful dresses are so pretty. πŸ™‚ TJ and Jaden are so cute, and must have really stolen everyone’s hearts.

  2. Sue Slaght says:

    Such beautiful and colorful dresses and costumes. I agree with Sylvia about how cute the little ones are. πŸ™‚

  3. Amy says:

    Thank your for taking us there, I so enjoyed the event, Lola! TJ and Jaden are so cute on the stage πŸ™‚ People, costumes, performances … are all so beautiful.

  4. prior says:

    looks like a fantastic event – and I agree wight he other readers – the colorful outfits are wonderful too πŸ™‚

  5. arlene says:

    I love all your photos. it’s lovely to go back to one’s roots and appreciate our culture. So nice to know that you are helping seminarians to attain their vocations. In our Catholic page at FB, we have a member who left the seminary because of financial constraints.

    • lolaWi says:

      thank you Arlene! quite nostalgic and the young especially love it. our goal is to increase awareness for the need to help seminarians. they are the future of our church. so sorry to hear about your member. no one should leave the seminary because of financial constraints. that is so sad.

  6. restlessjo says:

    A fabulous time had by all, LolaWi πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Rebecca Sy says:

    “Paghahandog ” A great concert for a good cause! Congratulations to Sis Wilma Salgado and the organizers ! The crowd had a wonderful time!

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  8. It was a wonderful, lively show and the models dressed to the nines with their ternos are simply beautiful.

  9. rommel says:

    I can tell that’s a success just by looking at the pictures however it was received. The customes and stage alone win it. Outstanding job on highlighting Filipino culture to the blogosphere. And congrats on the success of this event. Ang Galeng!

  10. Imelda says:

    Very nice, LolaWi. I love the occasion and the culture that was shown, of course. πŸ™‚

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