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FILCOS

A publication of FILCOS Blacktown-Northwest Number 4, September 2007

News
FILCOS celebrates birthday of Blessed Mother 

New FILCOS 
communities formed Bernard & Evelyn Liwag, Lorenzo &
Helen Liwag, Charlie & Nimfa Ilagan
and Rudy & Marivic dela Cruz.
Christian communities have been
established recently as part of the
revitalisation strategy for FILCOS, in • St Nicholas Community
the thrust to strengthen its (Glenwood 1) – The coordinators
religious, social and cultural are Ditas Banez, Gloria Lorenzo and
foundations. Part of this revival Bot & Vangie Mejia.
strategy was the renaming of
FILCOS Blacktown to FILCOS • Sta. Rita Community
Blacktown - Northwest and the
(Glenwood 2) - The coordinators are
widening of its geographical
Primo & Lyn Pangilinan and Perlita
scope to include areas in the
FILCOS Blacktown-Northwest has Kingsford.
Northwest sector of Sydney. This
organized the celebration of the move is to recognise the fact that
feast of the nativity of the Blessed FILCOS member families have been • San Pedro Community (Castle
Mother Mary on Saturday, 8th of quite mobile and that their new Hill) - The coordinators are Jay &
September 2007. This will be held places of residence now include Leah Bonifacio.
at the Our Lady of Czestochowa suburbs to the north of the
Church (Polish Catholic Church), Blacktown local government area FILCOS supplied to these new
116 Quakers Rd. Marayong, starting e.g. Kellyville, Baulkham Hills and communities Our Lady of Fatima
at 2.00pm. A procession of statues Castle Hill. statues which were then enthroned
and images of our Mother Mary will in the name of their chosen saint
be held, followed by the holy mass. The newly created Christian and venerated during the novena.
There will be refreshments and communities are –
fellowship after the mass. FILCOS coordinator Lito Yunon
• Divina Pastora Community expressed his thanks to the
Filipino Chaplain Fr. Raning Creta coordinators of these communities
(Rooty Hill) - The coordinators are
will be the principal celebrant of the for answering the call of the Lord to
mass which will focus on the theme do this service for HIM.
“Celebrating the love of the Father,
the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
together with Mary our Mother”.
FILCOS members and devotees of
the Blessed Mother Mary are invited
to this celebration and to bring their
images or statues of the Mother and
participate in the procession before
the mass.
This celebration is now intended as
one of the yearly activities of the
newly revitalized FILCOS Blacktown
Northwest to coincide with the
celebration of the FILCOS
anniversary and fiesta.

Fr. Nards, FILCOS officers & St. Nicholas community members


Blessed Mother for the Block Rosary
so that newly-established
communities can have their own
statue for their Fatima novenas.
  
  First Kapamilya sa
Australia to be held in
November
Kapamilya sa Australia 2007 will be
held for the first time this year to
My dear brothers and sisters in bring Filipino Australian community
Christ and my fellow devotees to members and families together in a
the Blessed Virgin Mary, greetings! day-long festival of music, food,
Coordinator’s 
On behalf of the officers and
information, entertainment, sport,
games and rides. Special guest
Message
members of FILCOS Blacktown – stars John Lloyd Cruz and Bea
North West, I thank you for joining Alonzo are flying in from the
us LITO
By in this joyous occasion to
YUNON Philippines for this event.
celebrate the feast of the nativity of
our Blessed Mother Mary. Kapamilya sa Australia 2007, under
the joint sponsorship of ABS-CBN
We are blessed that this day has Global, Philippine Airlines,
become a reality, a day of Blacktown City Council and the
thanksgiving for all the prayers that Philippine Australian Community
our Blessed Mother has done for all Foundation, will seek to engage
of us and for FILCOS being an members of the Filipino community
instrument for this celebration. We in an event that supports the
are grateful for all our generous Filipino Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC)
donors who have supported this project.
celebration. We know the prayers
of our mother Mary will be upon
FILCOS forthcoming 
This exciting event will be held on
you and will grant you answers to Saturday, 24 November 2007 at the
all your prayers in accordance with Blacktown Olympic Park, a world
the will of our Lord Jesus Christ. activities class sports and leisure venue,
located in Rooty Hill.
FILCOS intends to make this Coordinator Lito Yunon announced
celebration a yearly event that will that FILCOS will organize a program Tickets purchased prior to the event
coincide with both the FILCOS of praise and worship, liturgy at $10/$5 are eligible to go into the
anniversary and the FILCOS fiesta. reading and reflection and draw for the lucky door prize of two
recollection that “will strengthen our return airfare tickets to Manila.
I would also like to thank everyone spirituality and bring us closer to
for their continuing support God”. In addition, FILCOS will For more information, contact Luz
throughout the whole year. With continue to support MPC activities Tiqui (9831 1013) or Gerald Oblea
your support, FILCOS has been including the annual Carols by (0404 042 024).
able to create five more Christian Candlelight.
communities which have been
entrusted with Fatima statues for A social dance will be held on MPC Pageant 
their own block rosary. FILCOS has Friday, 15 February 2008, 7.00pm
also been regularly supporting
community, religious, social and
at Bowman Hall, Blacktown. In underway
keeping with its Valentine’s Day
fundraising activities and events. theme, the motif for the night will The 2007 MPC Pageant will have an
We have also shown our be anything red. It promises to be a exciting culmination when the
humanitarian concern for our fun event for anyone who loves to candidates will be judged during a
kababayans in the Philippines by dance and have a night out with lavishly choreographed show and
sending goods in aid of typhoon friends. the winners proclaimed on Sunday,
victims. We hope and pray that in
18th November 2007 at the Tivoli
the years to come FILCOS will be The dance is a fundraising activity of Showroom at the Rooty Hill RSL
able to continue making significant FILCOS with funds going to the Club. Titles at stake are MPC Miss
contributions to the Filipino support of various projects planned Teen Philippines Australia 2007 and
community. for the year. This includes plans to MPC Charity Queen 2007.
purchase more statues of our
Once again, congratulations to
everyone on this joyous occasion
and happy birthday mother Mary!

God bless us all.


For details about tickets and the
MPC Pageant, contact Gerald Oblea
on 0404 042 024.

Calendar of Activities
September 2007 – February 2008

8 September 2007 – 2.00pm


Celebration of the feast of the
nativity of Mother Mary
Polish Catholic Church, Marayong

8 December 2007
MPC Feast of the Immaculate
Conception Procession and Mass
and Carols by Candlelight

15 February 2008 - 7.00pm


FILCOS Social Dance
Bowman Hall, Blacktown

Who can I contact if I 
have any suggestion or 
enquiry about 
FILCOS?
The contact persons listed below
would be happy to provide
information & receive any feedback:
OBET DIONISIO 9837 3234
PINONG OBLEA 9837 1188

MINERVA SANTOS
Writer & Editor