The Saint Julian Parish Community Pantry’s
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
The Saint Julian of Cuenca Parish spearheaded by the youth ministry has officially launched its community pantry in the municipality of Janiuay yesterday, April 25, 2021. This community pantry is in collaboration with different active youth organizations and made successfully with the oozing support from private donors.
The Saint Julian Parish Community Pantry Volunteers believe that it is in the most challenging time that people, especially the youth, should come together and do something for those who are in dire situation. It is innate to people to help others even in the simplest form— a reason why community pantries exist in many places. The Saint Julian Parish Community Pantry’s objective is line with the invitation of this year’s celebration, Year of Missio Ad Gentes, with the theme: “Gifted to Give”. This recalls the command of Jesus: “What you have received as a gift, give as a gift” (Mt 10:8).
The community pantry will continue to operate as long as there are donations coming in and the supply is enough to keep it functional. The volunteers will continue to serve the people with utmost compassion and with the reminder that everything we do if for the greater glory of God. Myles Lagana Poral
Photos: St. Julian Parish Youth Ministry, Janiuay