Announcing the Sto. Niῆo de Cebu Shrine Fundraising Campaign

We are pleased to announce a campaign to raise funds for the construction of a Shrine to honour the Sto. Niῆo de Cebu!

This Shrine is being built as a gift to the Archdiocese of Vancouver to create a  permanent commemoration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines. 

The Holy image of Sto. Niῆo is the oldest Christian artifact in the Philippines, originally a gift from Ferdinand Magellan to Rajah Humabon and his chief consort on account of their baptism in 1521.
The dark wood statue measures approximately twelve inches tall, and carved in the Flemish style. The image is replicated in various parts of the country with different titles and is one of the most beloved and recognizable Filipino cultural icons. Miracles wrought by the power of the Santo Niño are considered undeniable, and we are excited to bring this blessing to our community in Agassiz, where the image of Sto. Niῆo will be enthroned on the site of the parish of St. Anthony of Padua.

On Sunday, August 15th at 10:30 am ,we will officially kick off the fundraising campaign.  We will start with Mass, followed by food and music.  There will be people from the steering committee to answer your questions and accept your donations.  We look forward to seeing you!

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Fundraising!

We have just started raising funds, and still need over $300,000 to reach our goal. With your generosity, we can make this project come to fruition!

Please call the office of St. Anthony at 604-796-9181 to make a secure donation by Visa or Mastercard.

Alternatively, you can send your donation to us directly through Electronic Transfers:    stonino-agassiz@shaw.ca

If you choose to etransfer, make sure to input the question/answer as follows:

Q “Who is the Shrine for?”

A “santonino” (no space between)

** Please include your mailing address in the message portion of the etransfer for tax purposes. **

 

For more information, please contact

 Fr. Dennis O.  Flores

 Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish & Chairperson of Shrine Development Committee

Telephone:  604-796-9181

Email:   st.anthonys@shaw.ca

Donations gratefully accepted from individuals, families and corporate partners.  

Surplus funds will be used for furnishings & landscaping of the site.

 

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