The Local Congregation of San Clemente, Ecclesiastical District of Paniqui, Tarlac conducted a pottery-making seminar-training on May 15, 2021.
Brother Evan Roi Mañebog, the congregation’s resident ministerial worker, who supervised the activity, said, “To comply to the health and safety protocols being implemented, we conducted this activity in two venues on the same day.” One was at Barangay Cabaluyan 2nd, Mangatarem, Pangasinan at 10:00 a.m., and the other at Brgy. Poblacion Sur, San Clemente, Tarlac at 5:00 p.m.
Sister Maryshalee Arellano served as the trainer at the first venue, while Sisters Kathleen Joy and Kate Talinio at the latter. They encouraged the attendees to turn the pottery making not only into a hobby but a source of living as well, especially in this time of economic crisis caused by the pandemic. “I deeply thank the Church Administration for allowing me to share my knowledge in making pots using recycled materials,” said Sister Maryshalee.
Nonmembers were also invited to attend the activity. One of them, Zhyrine Brudo, said, “Thanks for inviting me. I have learned a lot.”
Bordering the province of Pangasinan, the municipality of San Clemente, Tarlac, Philippines, where the congregation is located, is famous for its scenic Canding Falls in Brgy. Maasin. — With reports from INC News Section