Filipino Community

Description
CRC-FilCom is mainly a group of Filipinos based in Singapore. Although the church is situated in Toa Payoh, its members come from nearby and various parts of Singapore. Our members are mostly migrant workers from all walks of life, or spouses of locals.

The community was established after Fr. Angel Luciano introduced the Simbang Gabi last December 2009 in the parish. The Tagalog Mass was initiated with the blessing and support of the Church of the Risen Christ Parish Community - headed by Father John Sim. This is upon realizing the number of Filipino parishioners in the area after a well received Simbang Gabi held in the said church. Right after that was the First Tagalog Mass celebrated on the 4th Sunday of January 2010.

The community aims to provide sense of "home" and belongingness to Filipino migrant workers. Allowing them to cope up from homesickness and from being a stranger in a different land. It provides a venue for them to grow spiritually and to share their God-given talents.

Role of Ministry
CRC-FilCom main activities are
- Monthly 4th Sunday Tagalog Mass
- Annual Simbang Gabi.
The ministry aims to bring together Filipinos to create a God-fearing and vibrant community.

Part of its objectives, is for the community to blend in and actively participate in the activities of the parish in reaching its goals and the values it wishes to attain. We take part, help out and support in the Parish Activities such as running the Canteen, Lay Apostolate Sunday, Holy Week activities, etc.

It also assists in other Filipino Communities’ activities – particularly during special occasions where it requires support and assistance.

Over the years, we have actively participated in Cultural Presentations – not only within our fellow Filipino Communities but as well as in local occasions – such as School Fairs and Community Gathering which showcase Racial Harmony. We have also participated in the locals’ Outreach activities particularly during holidays. This is our way of nurturing and sharing our God given talents to glorify our creator.

Who can join
Filipinos of all ages.
Frequency of meeting
Regular Meetings
Twice a month

Officers Meeting
Once a month

Committee Meetings
Once a month
Day & TIme of Meeting
3rd Wed of the Month
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Matthew


1st Sun of the Month
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Matthew

3rd Sun of the Month (Choir)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Joseph
Leader / Representative
Maria Veronica Oreste
97467143
maveronicaoreste@yahoo.co
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