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The monthly “Spirit of Love” Filipino mass will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the St. Raphael church on Merriman Road, Garden City.

Msgr. John Vargas, who hails from Catanduanes, Philippines, will say the mass, which is organized by the “Spirit of Love” group.

The “Spirit of Love” choir — composed of Amy San Diego-Cruz, Heda Ramirez, Gemma Goodrid, Pol Panganiban, Ed Albaran, Karen Arriola, Ramir Arriola, Ceasar Cruz, Des Santos, Elmer Santos, Bibeth Panganiban and Victoria Santos – will sing the psalms and hymns in Tagalog.

The last monthly “Spirit of Love” mass was held on Sept. 29, 2013 also at St. Raphael church.

The mass was followed by a fellowship, potluck dinner in the church’s dining hall. The food served included favorite Filipino dishes such as “tinolang manok” and “pancit.”