Taaleños celebrate the feast of St. Martin of Tours

Fr. Thomas Asia, Administrator St. Martha’s Catholic Community

Taaleños, expats from Taal, Batangas, celebrated the feast of their patron saint, St. Martin of Tours, on Nov. 17, at the Walnut Grove Senior Housing Clubhouse in Walnut, Calif. Fr. Thomas Asia, Administrator at St. Martha’s Catholic Community, offered Holy Mass, followed by what seemed like a never-ending sumptuous potluck luncheon. It was bonding time for townmates, many of whom haven’t seen each other for years. They stayed for the ala Luis’ singer/sintonado’-contest, lured by prizes galore, while taking two or even three trips back to the appetizing spreads, and ending with the usual ‘to go’ frenzy. No one left empty-handed as there were so many door prizes to give away. Organizers of the event were Jeanette and Chito Ilagan of Covina; Lorna and Eddie B. De Sagun of West Covina; and Baby Patolot of La Puente. (lvsolis)