In Sta. Clara, Lamitan City, Province of Basilan, Father Joel Silagpo of San Antonio de Padua Parish Church at last accomplished building a church of his dream. This is all after his effort in selling fishes.

Fr. Joel photographs selling fishes circulated around the web a year ago and it's spreading like out of control fire. A ton of netizens lauded the cleric for his penances and diligent work just to raise reserves for their congregation's development.

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He said that numerous snickered at his concept of being a fish merchant --- saying that he shouldn't do it since he's a minister.

In any case, the decided priest didn't flounder until at long last his dream of building a church materialized. Simply prior this month, the San Antonio de Padua Parish Church had its approval as it opened its entryway for every one of their parishioners.

Victor Booc Capistrano shared the vital occasion on Facebook --- saying that it was a 'noteworthy event to compliment the Santa Clarans and benefactors for their affection, confidence and hardwork presently came into fulfillment'. The occasion was gone to by Mayor Rose Uy Furigay and Vice Mayor Oric Furigay.

A mass and sanctification of the sacrificial table was praised by Archbishop Martin Jumoad (Former Bishop of Prelature of Isabela de Basilan) together with the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Joel Silagpo and 10 going to ministers.

This is such a hard-work paid off, and unbelievable desire to help a community able to have a closer church to go to. And we can't wait to see people who are lost, and homeless would be accommodated in this newly built church.

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