On May 11, Mother’s Day was observed in Canada.
In Winnipeg a 102-year-old mother, Librada Toledo, was among those mothers honoured on Mother’s Day during the regular weekly prayer meeting by the El Shaddai Winnipeg Chapter’s prayer group.
The meeting was held at the Saint Gerard Parish, a Roman Catholic community church located at 45 Foster St. The congregation was led by the resource speaker for the occasion, Brother Hector Villanueva from California, who greeted and offered prayers to the mothers.
Mrs. Toledo, the oldest, was accompanied by her family members, relatives, and friends. Salvador Toledo is the eldest and Nene Toledo-Rojas the youngest among her eight children. Mrs. Toledo had just celebrated her 102nd birthday in the Philippines Jan. 12.
Other speakers for the occasion were Brother Jhess Estillore, Brother Nestor Terrible and Brother Gerry Marques. Although the main topic of the prayer meeting was "Life in the Spirit," it was also an opportune time to greet and honour the mothers.
The celebration would not have been complete without delicious Filipino food, pancit (noddles), adobo, egg rolls, menudo, fried chicken, rice cakes, and more. The potluck dinners prepared by the congregation were served and warm fellowship followed after the praise and worship part of the program.
The El Shaddai Winnipeg Chapter is a Catholic charismatic prayer group that meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. at Saint Gerard. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The members of the council who manage the affair of the congregation includes, Sister Reggie Borja, Brother Obet Bulado, Brother Michael Arididon and Sister Vicky Paredes.
Reyn Cruz is a community correspondent for the Maples.