Corona virus pandemic is an unprecedented health crisis, a growing economic disaster and a fundamental moral test. Our response demonstrates who we are, what we believe and what kind of Church we are becoming. Our faith offers distinctive ways of looking at the challenges and choices we face as individual, communities and as a nation.

During this time of darkness, the Sr. Teresa of Sto. Niño choose to be a light. Drawing others to find hope and be at the healing service of the wounded Body of the Church in this time of Pandemic.

In the midst of lock down, our Center continues to be at the service of the Church. By the request of the Medical Society of Quezon Province who are in dire need of protections for our frontliners, our sewers from making of handmade bags for SM Kultura Stores to sewing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face mask, face shield, shoe covers and Coveralls protective suit for our frontliners of Mt. Carmel Diocesan General Hospitals, Quezon Medical Centers and District Hospitals of Quezon Province.

At the same time, we conducted organized food distribution every other week for our beneficiaries and daily basis for walk-in clients and dispensations of medicines for our sick beneficiaries and continued supply for our malnourished and PTB clients.

Our Father Founder, Blessed Francisco Palau reminds us that “Prayer is the invincible weapon of the Church.  Our community intensifies our prayer life through the solidarity prayer called by the Church.

Lastly, in the words of Pope Francis, “let us respond to the pandemic of the virus with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness. Let’s remain united.”  Let’s Create communion and construct universal fraternity to fight against COVID 19.

Queen of Carmel Community

CMT – Lucena