Last August 24, 2021, monthly commemoration of Mary Help of Christians, marked the launch of the Brigada sa Panalangin, a monthly virtual prayer gathering of FMA Sisters, VIDES volunteers, and the beneficiaries from communities being served by VIDES Pinoy. The first-ever online prayer event was held via the Zoom meeting platform. It was also livestreamed at the VIDES Pinoy Facebook Page to enable the participation of more individuals.
VIDES Delegate, Sr. Maria Socorro T. Bacani, FMA, oriented all the participants to the evening’s flow of the prayer brigade by underlining the importance and the power of praying together as a community of faith, to lift everyone’s prayer intentions, especially for the sick, the medical frontliners, those who lead and support the pandemic management efforts, the selfless volunteers, and those who continue to suffer the most during this very challenging time. She also offered the intention to thank all the benefactors and volunteers who helped and continue to help VIDES Pinoy outreach, in particular, the HATID AYUDA SA PAMILYA for August to bring much-needed food assistance to the poor communities.