Welcome to the blog for FAMILYYA! This blog acts as an extension of FAMILYYA, giving access to our lessons and by connecting to a wider Filipino-American and Catholic audience. This blog will also inform you of special events that FAMILYYA will be hosting.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Feast Day of San Pedro Calungsod

Today, April 2nd is the Feast Day of San Pedro Calungsod! The 17-year-old martyr was recently canonized by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI last October with several other new saints. San Pedro Calungsod is the second Filipino saint and the first to hail from the Visayas!

The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz will be celebrating Mass in his honor followed by an Art Contest & Concert hosted by FAMILYYA on Sunday, April 28 @ 2:15PM!

Click the link to find out more details about the contest!

  • The contest is FREE to enter and is open to people of all ages and talents. You don't have to be a member of the Chapel or FAMILYYA to enter. The contest is open to anyone of any age, race, or gender.
  • Artists who wish to enter can sign-up upon arrival. Theme is San Pedro Calungsod and is free to interpretation. So any artwork based on his life or on relevant themes including the Philippines, the Youth, spirituality, courage, etc. is acceptable!
  • Two prizes of $100 each will be awarded to the best visual art and the best performance art, and all participants will receive a prize for entering.
  • There will be live judging and an audience vote, so bring as many family and friends along! The concert and showcase is FREE to attend with snacks and refreshments to be served and raffle prizes!

The Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz is located on 378 Broome Street (between Mott and Mulberry Streets) and is accessible by car or public transportation.

For more information or if you would like to sponsor the Art Contest & Concert, please e-mail familyya.cslr@gmail.com or call 212-925-2428.

Donations are also welcomed through the Tree of Miracles, which is on display at the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz!

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