Archbishop Florentino Lavaris, from the Philippines gave a presentation titled "Understanding Pope Francis" at St. Francis de Paula Church in Tularosa on September 15th, 2015. Father Jess Layug from San Fernands, Philippines also gave a presentation on the Tree of Life and The Tree of Knowledge. A reception followed in the Parish Hall. A big "thank you" goes out to the Archbishop's sister "Flo" a parishioner from Our Lady of The Light, for arranging the visit. Appreciation also to the church volunteers for hosting a bountiful meal. "What a blessing for our corner of New Mexico."
Pictured L to R: Father Jess Layug, Archbishop Florentino G. Lavaris and Father Christopher Williams.
We are a community that comes together to model Jesus to all peoples by addressing physical concerns and spiritual mattere and to do as Jesus did, giving everything to bring people into a closer relationship with God, in celebration.