Filipino Community Annual Picnic, July 2015

September 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Director's Blog, Philippines

Every year, the Filipino community members gather for a wonderful day of faith and fellowship at their annual picnic. The 2015 picnic took place on Saturday, July 18th from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Pageant Field in Quincy, MA.

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a beautiful family from the Filipino Community enjoying their time at the picnic

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The schedule of the activities for the day

This yearly event is a gathering of the Filipino Apostolate of Boston’s three chapters composed of Malden, West Roxbury, and Quincy. The event started with Holy Mass officiated by Fr. Alex Castro, a Filipino priest of the Assumption Order based in Brighton. He is a co-chaplain of the Filipino Apostolate with Fr. Cyriac Mattathilanickal of LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro.

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Fr. Alex Castro celebrating mass

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Fr. Castro at the time of the consecration

The Malden’s Choir provided the liturgical songs. The Eucharistic celebration is followed by games for all ages. It was a fun and friendly competition of basketball, volleyball, softball, sack race, badminton and hula hoop.

 

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The Malden Choir providing beautiful music for mass

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Adults and teens playing various games

While the picnic is a potluck event, there was plenty of barbecue to serve until the last player has eaten at dinner time. It was a time to know and bond with parishioners of other chapters, share food, laughter and have a relaxing day with the Lord.

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the line for the wonderful potluck

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The men keeping busy at the grill

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some members of the Filipino Youth

To view more pictures of the 2015 picnic please click here 

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