By Armando Machado
The author, who writes for The Catholic Northwest Progress, www.seattlearch.org/progress, is originally from Panama. Raised in New York, he has been in western Washington State since 1987.
Bellingham, WA — Pilar Lim was happy to share her traditional Filipino celebration honoring Blessed Mother Mary with members of other cultures within the Assumption Parish community.
Unity with other cultures
‘It is the tradition in our country — and here we have unity with other cultures,’ Pilar said Sunday morning shortly before the start of the parish's annual Flores de Mayo celebration, which drew several hundred people.
A longtime Assumption parishioner, Pilar works as a volunteer at the event each year. She said she is thankful for the parish's support, and for the loving leadership of head organizer Filipino-born Cris Finnigan — a fellow longtime parishioner.