The New Hope Fellowship and Mission Ministry, a Catholic charismatic prayer group, celebrated its second anniversary at Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Hall, 932 College Ave., on July 21.
The praise and worship activities began with worship songs from the youth choir and the congregation’s band, with singing by Sr. Rosabell Pangilinan.
Thanksgiving mass was celebrated by Fr. Vic Tungohl (Ret.) and was attended by church members and their families, friends and guests from other congregations.
Br. Pol Gamo led the opening prayer and welcomed the participants. A spiritual message was delivered by Br. Donell Custodio, resource speaker for the occasion.
The Kids Ministry, headed by Sr. Noreen Camungol Yuen, made a presentation and closing remarks came from congregation co-ordinator Sr. Emma Abejuela.
After the program, a potluck dinner was served, featuring Filipino-style roast pig with other Filipino foods.
Congregation officers are: Sr. Emma Abejuela (co-ordinator), Sr. Lita Mas (assistant co-ordinator), and Sr. Beth Ambrosio (secretary).
Resource speakers are Fr. Vic Tungohl (Ret.), Br. Johnny Camungol, Br. Donell Custodio, Br. Mel Maralit and Br. Rodel Ambrosio.
For the last two years the congregation has been involved in many works of charity, volunteering, visitations and prayers for the sick, funeral prayer services, family and Bible camp activities.
New Hope Fellowship and Mission Ministry was founded in July 2011.
Reyn Cruz is a community correspondent for the Maples.