The Catholic church of St John the Evangelist at Campbelltown was the scene for the annual celebration of this Cebu centred event. It is traceable to the first European arrival in the Philippines by Ferdinand Magellan and the beginning of Christianity in 1521. It is thought that Magellan, himself killed there, gave a symbol of the Child Jesus to the nation’s first convert.
Father Michael Healy supplied an interesting historical overview and the mass was followed by a range of dance and musical performances, from Tango to Sinulog and performed by groups such as the Filipino Womens Support Group and PCG Dance Group.
A feature was a meal prepared by the parishioners with pork being an appreciated feature. The raffle with umpteen prizes provided by community members was extremely popular.