Appreciation Awards Presented at Our Sixtieth Anniversary Gala Six Appreciation Awards, signifying OLM’s 60 years of ministry, were presented at last Sunday’s Gala. Awards were given to the Beyo Family (represented by Danna ad Paolo), Jaimee Figueras, Guiz & Gigi Macalintal, Vickie Figueras, Jeng Villa, and Hermie Macalino, in recognition of their service and dedication to OLM. The Beyo Family serves our community in silent fidelity, without any fanfare. Each Saturday, this family cleans our sanctuaty, removes candle drippings, dried leaves, and other debris. Father, mother, son and daughter are members of the Holy Name Society and the Hospitality Ministry. Jaimee Grace Figueras, a Creative Design Specialist, creates the posters and flyers that promote our various ministries. Her deep faith and love for our parish produce eye-catching and state-of-the-art print media. Guiz and Gigi Macalintal are partners in their marriage and in their service to our parish. They chaired the successful capital campaign, “We are Living Stones.” Guiz is the administrtator of our online giving program and created an online registration process. He facilitated the installation of our permanent live-streaming equipment. He is also our Parish Trustee. Guiz and Gigi are members of parish ministries too numerous to mention. Vickie Torres-Figueras is an inspirational mentor to young parents at OLM. She served and continues to serve in numerous ministries while single-handedly raising her children to be faith-filled young adults. She shares her deep faith through her words of wisdom and her generous compassion towards those who are hurting. She posts the life of the Saint of the Day on the OLM Facebook page. She is the chairperson of our Finance Council. Regina Matias-Villa is an educator who has nurtured a generation of children at OLM. She is a mother, not only to her own children, but also to numerous young people who she helped to become God-loving, faith-filled young adults. She teaches our faith through her words and by her deeds. She is constantly seeking for engaging activities that inspire both young ones and those once young to experience the richness of our Catholic faith. Hermino Macalino is a humble man, who quietly serves the faith community of OLM as the unofficial sacristan. Each day, in good and bad weather, he opens the church to set up for the daily Mass. He helps the liturgical ministers to clean up after each Mass. Neither his ailment nor his advanced age stopped him from performing his duties. In addition, a posthumous award was given to the late Nora S. Villanueva whose $10,000 death-bed bequest has enabled two students to complete post-secondary school education in the Philippines.