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Philippine-German News

Msgr. Felipe Pangilinan knew of the plight of and lifestyle of the indigenous people of Porac, Zambales and parts of Tarlac since Martial Law era. Considered part of the less fortunate sectors of the society, the Ayta lived a simple life in the mountains until the wrath of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. They were driven down from the mountains and out in the plains and hustle and bustle of the city were they were pushed to.

 Dealing with the challenges of the city life, they prayed and waited for the government's promise of relocation, until Mnsgr. Pangilinan seized the opportunity to help and lessen their burden. The monsignor resettled the Ayta community to them then called Alalangad.

The first year in the new settlement, Aytas struggled to continue with their normal lives because of the eruption. They had no lands to till and no schools for their education. Slowly but surely, their hardship was given priorities by the Archdiocese of Pampanga through the initiative of Fr. Pangilinan. They were give parcels of land to till and cultivate and roads leading to the town of Porac were constructed. An elementary school was also brought up to provide for the basic education of their children.

Now, Villa Maria Resettlement was turned over to the guidance and leadership of Rev. Fr. Regnel C. Fuertez. Seventy Five (75) school children are now under the care and supervision of the Mountain Tribes Development Foundation as scholars where they are given food allowances and whatever they need in school until an unfortunate calamity struck the town of Porac. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake completely destroyed the shelter where the children were staying.

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In cooperation with the Villa Maria Ayta Community of the Archdiocese of Pampanga , the Filipino Catholic Community in Frankfurt is organising a 'Bingo For A Cause'. The event will be held in Ostpark, Frankfurt on July 13, 2019 Saturday starting 13:00. The fund raising is hosted by the Frankfurter Seniours, Suburds and Friends. For more information check the FCC Event Calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

Community News

2019 Santakrusan in Frankfurt

Holding colorful parasols festooned with roses and other flowers made of fabric and plastic on one hand and a crucifix or a religious artifact on another, participants of the  Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo held a procession at the Frankfurt West End area on May 26, Sunday. The celebration by the Filipino Catholic Community in Frankfurt of a traditional Philippine festival held in the month of May was attended by more people this year compared with last year.

2019 Lent- Salubong and Easter Sunday.

On Easter Vigil on April 20, 2019 the Saturday before Easter Sunday, the Filipino Catholic Community in Frankfurt celebrated an Easter Vigil Mass that was capped by the so-called "Encuentro" (meeting) or "Salubong" (welcome). 

Summer Gala 2018 on a cold Summer Night

The Filipino Catholic Communities of the Diocese of Limburg gather together not only during religious feast and cultural celebrations but even in social events. Though the weather temperature is cold on this summer season, the Summer Gala was held on June 23, 2018 at H+ Hotel in Bad Soden with 261 guests from Limburg, Wetzlar, Wiesbaden, Bad Homburg, Frankfurt and other nearby places.

FCC Bad Homburg hosts the Second Diocesan Council Meeting this 2018

The FCC Diocesan Council of the Catholic Communities belonging to the Diocese of Limburg met for the second time outside Frankfurt, the center of the community gatherings, on 2 June 2018 at St. Marien Church, Dorotheenstraße, Bad Homburg.

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Mass Schedules

marker.pngSt Ignatius Church Sundays 14:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Marien Church 1ˢᵗ Saturday 17:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Andreas Church 2ᶮᵈ Saturday 16:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Vincenz Church 3ʳᵈ Saturday 15:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Michael Kapelle 4ᵗʰ Sunday 15:00 Uhr  

    Check the Community Calendar

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Saint Of The Day

20 January 2020

  • St. Sebastian
    Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and became an officer of the imperial Roman army, and Captain of the Guard. He was a favorite of Emperor Diocletian. During...