The massive campaign on the Cause of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ continues this year 2015 led by its National Executive Committee (NEC) headed by Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III, Spiritual Director of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines and Director of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Media Office.
The continuation of this massive campaign started in March, while the preparation began right after the Papal visit in the Philippines last January.
Forty parishes and more than ten communities across Metro Manila were already visited as of March 31.
Promotions for the 2015 KCFAPI annual fun run is also carried during the massive campaign. The proceeds will be given to the KC Foundations and to support the financial needs of the Cause.
The campaign, which started on June 2014 aims to cover the following six major areas to help in the effective awareness and promotion of the life and works of Fr. Willmann: Media, Knights of Columbus Proper, Schools, General Public, Organizations and Parishes.
The NEC is thanking the people, organizations and associations supporting the various promotional activities for the Cause of the Father of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines, Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ.
Last year, from June to December 2014, various publications about Fr. Willmann and his heroic virtues have already been released both locally and internationally through the following media groups: GMA Network, ucanews, mabuhay.catholic.org, asianews and Philippines’ cbcpnews.com, among others. The NEC also conducted several awareness campaigns in more than 20 events within the Order of the Knights of Columbus.
More than 20 schools have likewise been visited (from the target of 10 schools only) including Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila Times College, College of the Holy Spirit, Paco Catholic School, University of Sto. Tomas, Adamson University, Letran, Mapua, Lyceum, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Sta. Rosa College, among others.
Similarly, tarpaulins of Fr. Willmann were distributed to pedicab drivers, kalesa drivers and owners of stores inside Intramuros area to help in the promotion.
Various organizations and volunteer groups like YouthPinoy, Catholic Youth Organization in the Philippines, Daughters of Mary Immaculate and Youth Militia Immaculata have also expressed their support for the Cause of Fr. Willmann.
Thirty five (35) Parishes/Churches likewise welcomed the promotions on the Cause of Fr. Willmann (from the target of 20 Parishes only). These are San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedral, Quiapo Church, San Roque De Manila Parish, Sta. Monica Parish, among others.
The NEC took place in some major activities of Catholic Church like Yolanda Commemorative Run and Marian Conferences as well.
Ultimately, the Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Memorial Building, which is located within the compound of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI) in Intramuros, Manila became the official General Headquarters of the Media & Information Committee for the 2015 Pope’s Visit. The NEC is optimistic that this opportunity will boost the promotional campaign for the Cause of Fr. Willmann. (KC News)