GroupsFilipino Ministry - El Shaddai DWXI-PPFI
We would like to invite all Filipino-American families to join and support us as we work hand-in-hand toward preserving our Filipino culture, traditions and heritage in all our planned activities for the whole year. We meet every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in the Parish Center Dining Hall.
The El Shaddai DWXI Prayer Partners Fellowship International is a member of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement of the Philippines. El Shaddai is a combination of two Hebrew words: “EL” which means God, and “Shaddai” which means Almighty; thus, El Shaddai is translated as “God Almighty” (Genesis 17:1;35:11, NAB). It is a non-stock, non-profit organization duly registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was organized in 1984 by our servant leader Bro. Mike Velarde with our over-all spiritual adviser, Bishop Teodoro Cruz Bacani, Jr.
Our mission is to witness and to share the healing, saving, and transforming power of the living word of God in our Catholic Christian faith, as it did happen and continues to happen in our lives, from the day we heard, believed, and responded, to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, giving life to what is written in Matthew 4:4 (NABRE) “He said in reply, “It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’”
Our vision is to bring about a revival of the Christian spirit inside our Catholic faith, particularly among El Shaddai DWXI-PPFI members, and serve as an institution in raising up an energized community of believers, as described in Acts 2:42-47 (NABRE) : They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”
Plan of Action
Our objective is that through our testimonies and living examples, we may give hope, the kind of hope from where faith and love springs to everyone and leads people to repentance through a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, just like Barnabas as it is written in Acts 11:34 (NABRE) “…for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord.”
For more information on the El Shaddai Filipino Ministry, please contact the parish office (703) 221-4044 who will provide the needed information.