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E-Newsletter Archive


Spring 2017 - This edition includes a Lenten greeting from Sr. Myrna Tordillo, MSCS, as well as the USCCB press release about Pope Francis naming Bishop Oscar A. Solis as bishop of Salt Lake City, an article about the Chamorro ministry in St. Ferrer Parish in the Diocese of San Bernardino, and an article about the farewell to Fr. Don MacKinnon, CSsR after 25 years of service to the Kmhmu ministry. Also included is information on upcoming events such as: the 15th Annual Marian Pilgrimage on May 6, 2017, Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of the 17 Martyrs of Laos on June 17-18, 2017, the USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America on July 1-4, 2017, The National Association of Filipino Priests 3rd General Assembly on November 7-10, 2017.

Winter 2016 - This edition included a Christmas message from Bishop Oscar A. Solis, D.D., chairman of SCAPA as well as articles that highlighted events in the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the North American Chinese Catholic Apostolate (NACCA) Conference, and Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Workshop in the Our Lady of Hope Parish in Philadelphia. Also included is the Simbang Gabi Mass schedules from various (arch)dioceses, an invitation and contribution letter to the upcoming Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of the 17 Martyrs of Laos at the Shrine of our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois on June 17th and 18th, 2017, and demographics on Asian & Pacific Island Catholics.

Fall 2016 - This edition included a message from Bishop Oscar A. Solis, D.D., chairman of SCAPA as well as articles from past events in the Asian & Pacific Islander communities. This edition also included flyers for events such as Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni 19th Annual National Pilgrimage held on September 10, 2016 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, the 6th Archdiocesan Filipino Celebration Honoring San Lorenzo Ruiz & San Pedro held on September 25, 2016 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD, the upcoming Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila on October 2, 2016 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Philadelphia, PA, and more.

Summer 2016 - This edition included articles showcasing different events from the Korean, Fijian, Laotian, and Filipino communities. It also included an article about the 14th Annual Asian & Pacific Island Marian Pilgrimage. Also highlighted were the January and October 2015 reports about the national study of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics in the U.S. Lastly, an invitation to the Korean American Catholic Day of Prayer that was held on August 20, 2016 was included.

Spring 2016 - This edition provides a Lenten message from Sr. Myrna Tordillo, MSCS, Assistant Director of Asian & Pacific Island Affairs, which highlights traditional practices from different Asian & Pacific Island cultures during the Lenten season. She also touches on the 2015 report on a study on Asian and Pacific Island Catholics in the US and provides an update on the National Pastoral Response to the Presence of Asian & Pacific Island Catholics in the U.S. by giving a brief overview of the Summit II meeting. This edition also includes articles from Carolyn Ng and Corinne Monogue about the Chinese American Catholic celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Vietnamese Tết celebration, respectively.

Fall 2015 - This edition highlights events happening within the API communities, such as an article about what happened when members of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement-USA (VEYM-USA) had an audience with the Holy Father in Rome in August 2015. Also included is a short history about the Hmong Catholics and the Hmong American National Catholic Association (HANCA).

Summer 2015 - This edition mentions the importance of why a pastoral response is needed for Asian & Pacific Island Catholics in the U.S. and introduces what the pastoral response will hope to address. Also included are updates from the Filipino, Hawaiian, and Japanese community.

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