Filipino Community of Oxfordshire

 Saturday 18 June 2011

Another lovely day of celebration!

Concelebrated Mass at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Headington, Oxford.
Principal Celebrant: Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham.  
Concelebrants: Fr John Baggley, Fr Dominic Cosslett, Fr Anthony de Vere, Fr Pawel Rochman, Fr Aldo Tapparo, Deacon Chris Blackman, Deacon Michael Walsh.  
Wonderful singing from the FilCom Oxford Choir.
Readings given by Ronel Ciocson.
Prayers of the Faithful given by Sonia Cabila-an.
Parade Muse and Flower Parade from Corpus Christi Church to the Tingewick Hall of the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Banner bearers: Hayden and Jacquelyn Santos.
Flag bearers: JF Benedicto and Mark Cabila-an.
Cultural Show at the Tingewick Hall of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK.
Guests: The Archbishop of Birmingham; The Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford, Cllr Alan Armitage; Consul Marshall Louis Alferez of the Philippine Embassy, London; Fr John Baggley; Fr Dominic Cosslett; Fr Anthony de Vere; Fr Pawel Rochman; Fr Aldo Tapparo; Sr Marie Ann.
Invocation given by Fr Aldo Tapparo.

Many fabulous acts!


A note from FilCom Oxford Chairman, Ariel Lanada:

Music made up a major part of the event, from the Mass through to the Cultural Show.  We would particularly like to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and wonderful performance of the FilCom Oxford Choir under the leadership of Lizel Truman.

We would like to extend our special thanks to all the participants in the Cultural Show during the afternoon:  Tribo Oxford, Eliisa Arceo Hall, Jesus is Lord Christian Ministry, John Estrada Liu, Eniel Limbo, Susan Lovejoy for the OFA, Mark Cabila-an, Francis and Bea Nolasco, Abigail Samantha Okay, Bicester Youth Band and Oxford Youth Group.  The whole show was beautifully compered by our Master of Ceremonies Melinda Palencia. Thank you all for giving us a really great show!

A big thank you to Jan Lester Hernaez who not only sings solo and in the choir, but was also responsible for the brilliant stage decoration, the maskara masks, the list goes on ...  Thank you so much to all of the officers and helpers who made the day so memorable.

FilCom Oxford is always seeking new people who can give their time to help organise and put-on our events.  If you would like to get involved please get in touch with any of the officers.

Our grateful thanks to our Sponsors without whom the event could not have happened:

Principal Sponsor: Lycamobile -

April UK -

Beergin Island -

Canary Claims -

Century Properties Group -

DMCI Homes -

Filinvest -

Kabayan Finance -

Unison Oxfordshire Health - Tel: 01865 770022

and to ABS-CBN television and Planet Philippines newspaper for covering the event.


? 2012 Filipino Community of Oxfordshire