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‘Mass from Home’: Megaworld International holds first Thanksgiving Mass via Facebook Live

As most of us are staying at home, global internet usage has increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, with users going online more than ever to watch videos and use social media. For Catholic countries like the Philippines, this also means participating in online Mass celebrations.

Last May 1, 2020, a special Thanksgiving Mass was live streamed via Megaworld International official Facebook page. The celebration was officiated by Monsignor Jesus Norriel Bandojo of the Archdiocese of Manila and was joined by some 2,200 viewers.

The mass started with some reminders for everyone and was followed by special mass intentions. Key parts of the holy celebration were led by Megaworld International’s Manila-based support team and core group members.

First Reading by Mr. Eduardo Bondoc of North America 1
The Responsorial Psalm by Ms. Rosemarie Manlapig of Asia Pacific 3
Prayers of the Faithful by Ms. Mia Buenaventura, SAVP of Marketing, Research and Customer Care Group, Mr. John Penaflor of the Training and Business Development and Ms. Maria Sheila Maducdoc of North America 1
Oratio Imperata was led by Ms. Karina Salve Untalan of Europe 2

Due to the overwhelming success of the first Thanksgiving Mass celebration, Megaworld International held its second Thanksgiving Mass last June 19, 2020 via Facebook live.

The second Eucharistic celebration was once again officiated by Monsignor Jesus Norriel Bandojo of the Archdiocese of Manila and was led by the following staff and core group members: 

First Reading by Ms. Ann Jelyn Del Mundo of Admin Group
Responsorial Psalm by Mr. Paul Benfer of North America 1
Second Reading and Alleluia Verse by Mr. Kirk Patrick Cabantog of Marketing and Research Group
Prayer of the Faithful (1) by Mr. Ruffy Natividad of Midde East 2
Prayer of the Faithful (2) by Ms. Elizabeth Angeles of Asia Pacific 3
Prayer of the Faithful (3) by Mr. Eric Dimaiwat of North America 1
Prayer of the Faithful (4) by Mr. Henry Galagar of Europe 3
Oratio Imperata by Ms. Barbie Bartolome of Operations Group