‘Parol ng Panawagan’ reminds us of what we need to reflect and act on this holiday season

Features Philippines Dec 22, 2017 at 9:24 pm

By Kathy Yamzon (Manila Today)

Members of the New Manila-Cubao cluster of the Nicodemus Solidarity Youth, a group of seminarians, hang lanterns made of recycled materials such as paper cups, newspapers and compact discs in a community in 11th Street in New Manila, Barangay Damayang Lagi in Quezon City as part of their first-ever ‘Parol ng Panawagan’ activity.

The giving out of ‘parol’ or Christmas lanterns was held on December 16, in time for the start of the Roman Catholic tradition of ‘Simbang Gabi’ or ‘Misa de Gallo’ (Mass of the Roosters).

In a statement, the group said that they organized the event because they wanted youth in urban poor communities to be reminded of the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus, life and hope.

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