St. James The Great Parish Alabang Submitted by: Isaiah “Joey” R. Concepcion
History• The St. James Church of the Poor Apostolate (SJ-COPA) was formally established on January 4, 1998. It was during the Eucharistic Celebration on the Solemn Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord when His Eminence Jaime L. Cardinal Sin signed the parchment to signify the event. Yet, the roots of this Foundation can be traced even further from that. It was in early 1997, when the Parish of St. James the Great in Alabang, as a community and through discernment, put into reality the call made at the 2nd Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP-II,1991) to have preference for the poor. PCP-II stated:• “The common good dictates that more attention must be given to the less fortunate members of society. We as a Church, indeed, opt for all men, women and children of the world but above all, preferentially we opt like Jesus for the ‘little ones,’ the poor and marginalized of our societies” (PCP-II, 312).
Programs• OUR PROGRAMS: COPA strives to give witness to and proclaim the Universal Churchs mission to the wider society through its ministries: Social Action Ministry (SAM) Adopt-A-Parish Program (ADAP) Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)
Vision and Mission• OUR VISION: We envision the Parish of St. James the Great as a Catholic community of Christ-centered families living together in the true spirit of Christs teachings. OUR MISSION: To achieve this vision, we shall: + develop a deeper experience in our Spirituality + create a greater sense of community: and + commit ourselves to the Church of the Poor
Sourceshttp://stella-arnaldo.blogspot.com/2011/03/to-be-understood-as-to-understand.htmlhttp://www.flickriver.com/photos/xelor/3822775122/http://stjames-copa.com/index.htmlhttp://flickrhivemind.net/User/Jasper%20Josue%20Photography/Interestinghttp://flickrhivemind.net/User/Felipe%20Salazar%20III/InterestingSt. James The Great Parish AlabangAddress: Cuenca Corner Ibaan Street Ayala Alabang Village 1780 Muntinlupa Metro Manila Phone: (+632)8425140