Rev. Fr. Edgar B. Abucejo, parish priest of Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Parish, Matarinao, Salcedo, Eastern Samar received a certificate of appreciation last July 20, 2014 from the Knights of Columbus both from council 9091, Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Tacloban City and from council 15189, Our Lady of Most Holy Rosarey, Matarinao, Salcedo, Eastern Samar represented by their respective Grand Knights(GK) in appreciation for his faithful and selfless service to God’s people in need especially in his parish who were devastated by the super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013.
Fr. E. Abucejo dedicated service and charitable actions to the faithful especially his parishioners truly reflect the principles of the Order which are charity, unity, and fraternity that Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney, Founder of the Order partakes in the Brotherhood. After the 6:00 AM Sunday Holy Mass in his parish last July 20, 2014 Grand Knight SK Leo S. Navidad of Council No. 9091, Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Tacloban City and DGK Agripino Opanda representing the Grand Knight SK Julian M. Abunales of Council No. 15189, Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary, Matarinao present the said certificate of appreciation to Fr. Abucejo. The said certificate was also duly signed by the Knights of Columbus Regional Deputy SK Fred Lagria.
It might be recall that Fr. Abucejo went to Manila riding on his motorcycle three days after the typhoon to seek relief assistance for his parishioners. Upon arrival, he immediately went to television networks like ABS-CBN. His appeal was responded and relief operations delivered by US helicopter came to Matarinao in numbers. Until now there is still cash for work assistance to his parishioners donated by the different non–government organizations (NGO’s).
The parish, thru the efforts of Fr. Abucejo will also construct a thre-storey convent. (PR)