By Christina I. Hermoso
Social media users are once again invited to join Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo as he leads the second online prayer meeting on August 31, Thursday, at 12 noon over Church-run Radio Veritas.
The Veritas Facebook page will air the hour-long online prayer meeting that will revolve around the theme “Care for Creation.” Veritas 846.ph Facebook followers may click on the live video and participate in the prayers and activities online.
Radio Veritas president Fr. Anton Pascual encourages the faithful “to join and support the event’s purpose to unite and promote peace. As we are once again graced by Bishop Pabillo in this endeavor through the Internet, we are called to protect each other and our only home, living our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation.”
Fr. Pascual added:“Our duties towards the environment are linked towards the poor, towards future generations, and towards humanity as a whole. Let us all use social media to unite our prayer intentions to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”
An online prayer meeting is a gathering within an Internet platform such as a website or social media page that aims to connect with one another and unite various prayer intentions. The Veritas Online Prayer Meeting is aired monthly led by bishops as part of the initiatives of the station of expanding the Church in multimedia and reach a nationwide audience as the Catholic Church prepares for the celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021.
The first Online Prayer Meeting last July 27 was joined live by more than 13,000 Facebook subscribers.