Paalam Cardinal Vidal

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The entire Board of Trustees and Advisory Council of Bahay ng Diyos Foundation, Inc. mourns the passing away of His Eminence, Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, D.D., and we entrust the eternal rest of his soul unto the Divine Mercy of our Lord. He has been a very supportive ‘Shepherd’ to us in the Foundation, sharing with us his pastoral wisdom and support in all our church-building projects throughout the Philippines. Together with then Manila Archbishop Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, D.D., he led the Foundation’s Advisory Council since its inception in 2006 and retiring in 2011. The Catholic faithful that is forever grateful to him can pay their last respects at the wake of his remains at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral until his funeral on October 26, 2017 at 9AM.

“We will always be thankful to God for sending us a teacher of peace and humility.” ~ Cardinal Tagle

 

 

‘Bahay ng Diyos’ includes the most needy among us

God’s Church is not only the built parish churches we have, but also and more importantly, it is His people, and we find most His presence amongst the poor. This is why the Bahay ng Diyos Foundation, Inc. (BDF) includes in its mission of church-building the time to reach out to our brethren who are most in need.

Last Lenten season, BDF officials visited the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital (a.k.a. Tala Leprosarium) in Caloocan City to share food, medicines, and other personal hygiene items to Hansenite patients in the Out-Patient Department. They also listened to the personal sharing of life stories and struggles by the patients. In what they initially thought as a charity activity, the BDF officials who went there found themselves to have been blessed more from such an experience. The stories they heard not only speak so much of their struggle with their illness but also of their yearning to lead normal lives again.

The mission of reaching out to our needy brethren continues with the street dwellers and homeless that gathers at the Saint Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center in Tayuman, Santa Cruz Manila. The Foundation went to the Center last Aug. 24, 2017  and donated several boxes of the Unilever brand Pond’s anti-bacterial facial wash in support of the Center’s first of three outreach components: Bathing-Clothing-Feeding. Here, the poor is treated to a free bath and grooming, and a decent meal. The other components of the outreach are Education Skillsthrough alternative learning system, and Employment-Livelihood. The Center is run by lay volunteers with the supervision of Divine Word Missionaries, specifically by Father Flavie Villanueva, SVD.

 

 

 

BDF shares expertise on heritage preservation

 

UPDATE:

The Culture, Heritage, and Arts Technical Working Group (CHA-TWG) of the Association of Foundations (AF) had a meeting on June 27 at the Lopez Group Foundation office to further discuss what AF members with programs on or are interested in CHA would like to achieve as a group. AF hosted the first meeting of the AF CHA Cluster on June 13. Photo shows members of the CHA-TWG (L-R): Yasmin Mapua-Tang (Probe Media Foundation), Rosella Camte-Bahni (Igorota Foundation), Anna Leah Sarabia (La Proteccion de la Infancia), Dulce Festin-Baybay (Lopez Group Foundation), and Don Rapadas (Bahay ng Diyos Foundation).

 

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This is the new parish church of San Miguel Mission in Marahan, Davao City, and a pontifical Mass was already celebrated here on Sept. 16, 2012 by Davao Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D. The parish community includes members of the Manobo tribe, who are into local organic and sustainable farming. In 2012, Bahay ng Diyos Foundation Inc. launched its 'Handog Kapilya' (Gift of a Chapel) program, and the first beneficiary was the San Miguel Mission Parish in Marahan, Marilog District, Davao City. This was their humble chapel before construction for a new one began in the 2nd quarter of 2012. This is the Cathedral of San Nicolas de Tolentino of the Diocese of Tandag, Surigao del Sur, assisted by Bahay ng Diyos Foundation Inc. in 2009 for the construction of a bigger structure. This is the parish church of Saint Bartholomew in San Manuel, Pangasinan, which was the first to be assisted in 2006 by Noemi Saludo, founder of Bahay ng Diyos Foundation Inc. The project involved renovating the interior of the then dilapidated church. This is the new Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan, begun with the assistance of Bahay ng Diyos Foundation Inc. since 2008. A humble structure for the seat of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan, before Bahay ng Diyos Foundation came in to assist them to construct a new cathedral.
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