The LINK Community began from very simple beginnings in 1976 when the Rector of the time, Fr. Seamus Freeman SAC, speaking with some Filipinos who had participated in the Sunday Eucharistic celebration, discovered that they had nowhere to gather on their free days. The Filipino community soon expanded with groups of various nationalities: Sri Lanka, India, Ireland, England, the United States, all united by the English language. Since the word LINK means both the noun 'bond' and the verb 'to connect', it obviously expresses the goal of creating a community in which people can connect with each other. LINK is also an acronym of the first letters of the words Love, International, Newness and Kindness. These characteristics are the guiding principles of the community and its members, which have become an integral part of the fabric of San Silvestro in Capite for many years now. Community members gather on Thursday afternoon to evening and on Sunday, when Filipino food can be purchased. They share friendship with each other, with the Pallottines of the church and with others who attend. The members participate in the Eucharistic celebrations, in prayer meetings, are active in various services in the church. They prepare cultural programs and Filipino food to celebrate important occasions such as the anniversary of the foundation of the community (October) and Christmas. The 5.30pm Sunday Mass and all the main feasts of the liturgical year are accompanied by the LINK choir. Afterwards, LINK members often offer tasty refreshments in the courtyard.
Please come and join us!