UNION CITY -- St. Anne Catholic Church is putting on a concert Friday to raise funds to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Performing will be balladeer Jun Polistico, who is from the area in the Philippines hardest hit by the storm, said the Rev. Geoffrey Baraan, St. Anne pastor.

About 90 percent of St. Anne's congregation is Filipino-American, he said. Many parishioners have family in the Philippines and are still waiting to hear from them, he said.

"It's so overwhelming to see the images. I've never seen anything like that in my life," Baraan said. "I cried yesterday during Mass."

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 32223 Cabello St. Tickets are $20.

-- Rebecca Parr, Staff



Advertisement