In 2017 the World Day of Prayer is Introducing the Philippines. We invite you to our services and prayer times. Friday, March 3rd at 1pm and 7pm. The first prayer service will be held at: Holy Family Parish – 2797 Sunset Drive at 1 pm. The second service that day is at: Our Lady Of Perpetual Help – 635 Tranquille Road at 7 pm.
The Philippines is an archipelago which consists of 7,107 islands. Approximately 1,000 of its islands are populated, and less than one-half of these are larger than 2.5 square kilometers (1 sq mi). Eleven islands make up 95 percent of the Philippine landmass.
The islands, located on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator, make the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, with an average of twenty typhoons annually. The last decade has seen an increase in severe typhoons notably Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Yolanda made landfall in the central Philippines in November 8th, 2013, as a category five super-typhoon. It is the most severe storm to hit landfall ever recorded, which claimed thousands of lives. Climate change has affected the country in a big way, resulting in an increase of devastating storms and droughts.