14 Feb One Nation with Christ
Christ the King has been one of the most celebrated religious events across Catholic parishes, and Mary the Queen Parish is no different.
Last November 26, 2017, parishioners gathered together as one community to celebrate the solemnity of Christ as our Lord and King. In line with this year’s theme, “One Nation with Christ,” the Social Action Student Staff (SASS) prepared a meaningful spoken word piece for the Feast. What first began as a request from Sr. Lorna, MIC resulted to a turning point in the spiritual lives of many.
After days of reflection and practice, volunteers from the SASS were finally able to showcase their talents and passion to uplift the spirit of the less fortunate. Dominique Chua of 11-Zeal wrote a moving a piece that was performed in the form of spoken word. The idea of stepping forth as one nation especially in this time of misery and seemingly endless problems, was clearly drawn as each word, line and stanza echoed the truth about our nation. Putting the audience in the shoes of the oppressed and our fellow Filipinos who face harsh realities, the performers were truly able to voice out the cries of our countrymen who have yet to live in a land of freedom and justice.
Overall, the event was a success. It invited several parishioners and Catholics to become more involved in the parish community. At the same time, the SASS participants grew stronger in faith and were once again reminded about what it takes to become a true Catholic. In hopes of inspiring other sectors of society, the event on the solemnity of Christ the King has given a more fulfilling sense of responsibility to the youth to live life for the Greater
Glory of our Father.