In many parts of the Philippines the severe lockdown orders are intermittently relaxed. Under the Modified Quarantine rules, some travel and social gatherings are permitted. It is not often possible for clergy to travel to other provinces, so for many parishes it has been months since they received sacraments. The harsh quarantine rules have done great harm both to parishes which sometime cannot meet for many weeks at a time, and for families who cannot leave their homes and for whom there is no work, and no food. Thankfully, benevolent funds have enabled the Diocese to provide a little help. Meanwhile, in every place a group gathers whenever possible under quarantine rules to offer prayers at the weekly Typika service. Here Father Deacon John Mahinay leads the parish of St John of Shanghai in the Sunday prayers.