NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Filipino community flocked to a Queens church Sunday to pray for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
The storm has hit close to home for many Flipinos praying at a special Mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Flushing — some of whom have lost relatives, other who cannot reach their loved ones in the Philippines.
“We also proclaim the virtue of hope,” Bishop Paul Sanchez told 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten. “It’s very difficult for people to sometimes hear that, but it’s certainly the message that we believe in. We know that God is with us through good times and bad times.”