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PhilippinesSubmitted by Father Roque D’Costa, Director

Leadership Gather for Planning in Manilla:
Father John Phalen, CSC, President of Holy Cross Family Ministries and our International Director, Father Jim Phalan, CSC, visited our Philippines office this Fall. Fathers John and Jim are pictured here in a planning session with the leadership of our parish groups in the Philippines. Our ministry is very active in this country with the amazing, vibrant people of faith.

Try Prayer! It Works!: The award ceremonies for the 2012 Try Prayer! It Works! contest was held in October at the Pius XII Catholic Center in Manila. The prizes were presented by Father John Phalen, CSC, President, Holy Cross Family Ministries; Father James Phalan, CSC, Director, Family Rosary International; Father Roque D’Costa, CSC, FRC Executive Director; and Father Fancis Sebastian, CSC. Each of the 24 winners received a cash prize, a medal and a certificate. Their school or parish received a glass trophy commemorating the award. The winners attended with their parents and school representatives. In addition to the first-place prizes, certificates of merit were given to all finalists. The contestants, composed of students from Grade 4 to 12, competed in three categories: Art, Prose and Poetry on this year’s theme “Joy to the World.” More than 1,000 children from more than 70 schools nationwide joined the contest. To see some of the winning entries click here