MAKATI CITY — People go to church as a place for refuge in trying times.
But right now, even the church has been hit hard by the on-going pandemic.
With mass gatherings still not allowed, donations and goodwill have been hard to come by.
“Pag wala kang resources, mahirap patakbuhin ang isang negosyo, isang organisasyon, o lalo na isang simbahan,” said Fr. Benjamin Jugueta, Jr. of of St. John Mary of Vianney Parish in Cembo, Makati.
Knowing this, Uling Roasters, through the leadership of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas, sent over packs of ready-to-eat and frozen chicken that was distributed by the parish last Friday.
“One of the most important things taught to us by the church is to give and not to count the cost. Despite the times we live in, the haves must always give back to the have-nots. That is what the true meaning of charity is,” said Mascariñas.
Together with the priests and clergymen, Uling Roasters were able to give back to the people of Cembo.
And Fr. Jugueta hopes that this leads to more donations to the other churches as well.
“Malaking bagay na kapag may tumutulong in spite of the pandemic para ma-assist ang mga nangangailangan,” he said. “Kaya katulad ng pagdating ng Uling Roasters dito. Malaking bagay ‘yun para sa mga tao na nangangailangan, puwede natin silang maabutan ng kaunting tulong.
“‘Yun yung mahalaga ngayon na mayroon pa rin tayong nagagawa para sa iba.”