The Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help held a ‘reaching out’ gathering for the non Christians within its Parish to participate in the joy of Christmas.
OMPH Parish is made up of 36 BEC (Basic Ecclesial Community) groups. Each BEC was required to invite five non Christians from their neighbourhood to participate in a Christmas high tea at the church hall.
According to Organising Chairman Francis Lopez, the purpose of the event was to reach out and communicate with one’s neighbours and share the joy of Christmas with them at the most appropriate time.
The response was a positive turnout with over 300 parishioners and non Christians showing up for the event. Each BEC including their guests were expected to put up a performance whether a dance or a karaoke which contributed to a fun evening.
The best ice breaker was contributed by parishioner Abby Choong whose chicken dance got Assistant Parish Priest Fr Joseph Stephen and other guests on the dance floor for a fun evening.