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NEW Video  CNS coverage of the Mass for Fr. Vincent Capodanno (Servant of God) on September 4, 2014 celebrated by Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Upcoming Events

October 4, 2014 - Grace Before Meals with Fr. Leo Patalinghug at St. John Neumann in Reston, VA. This event is presented by the Arlington Diocese Multicultural Ministry Office and the Filipino-American Ministry of Northern Virginia. See the flyer for more details about the event and the Youth Session before the main program.

November 4-7, 2014 - 2nd National Association of Filipino Priests General Assembly at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. More information including registration, which closes September 30th, can be found on their website.

December 2014 - Simbang Gabi will be celebrated at various parishes in Northern Virginia. These "Novena of Masses" are a Filipino tradition an open to all. Please check their website for a list of parishes hosting the Novena Mass each night and exact dates.

OngoingShalom Festival occurs periodically across the country. Check the website for dates and locations.

2015 and Recurring Events

*REGISTRATION NOW OPEN* Save the Date - February 7-10, 2015 - Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) is held annually in Washington D.C. This year's theme is To Go Forth: Encountering Christ in the Heart of the World. Registration is now open. Please be aware that the Young Leaders Initiative and the Diversity Outreach Initiative have November submission deadlines.

Save the Date - February 12-14, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) is held annually in Baltimore, MD. More information and registration is available on their website. 

Save the Date - May 2, 2015 - Next year, the Asian Pacific Islander for Mary Annual Pilgrimage will be held on May 2, 2015. Check out the  flyer from the 2014 event in English or with Urdu, Hindi and Bengali translations for a taste of what is to come. 

Save the Date - June 27, 2015 - Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will be held again in June 2015. More information including information for out of town attendees is available on their website.

Multicultural Mass and Fair at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA was held June 14, 2014. This event is hosted by the Diocese of Arlington and includes Mass and a multicultural fair. Check back later for next year's date.

Asian and Pacific Islander Young Adult Retreat/Workshop: Next dates for the Young Adult retreat are not available yet, but check back for more information.

Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni Pilgrimage hosted by the Indian American Catholic Association to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC was held on September 6, 2014. Check back later for more information on next year's pilgrimage.

Filipino Saints Fiesta Celebration at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore MD. Check their website for hightlighs from the 2014 event and later for 2015 dates

U.S. Catholic China Bureau hosts a national conference. Check back on their website for more information.

Hmong American National Catholic Association hosts annual retreat training.  Visit their website for dates and further information.

National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics hosts an annual gathering. Dates and location for 2015 are not listed yet, but check their website for more information. 

Photos and articles

CNS coverage of the Mass for Fr. Vincent Capodanno (Servant of God) on September 4, 2014 celebrated by Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Diocese of San Bernardino celebrates Migration Day - Here are Photos from National Migration Mass Jan. 17, 2010 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, Yucaipa.

Our Lady of China Pilgrimage - The Arlington Catholic Herald article covered several pilgrimages to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2012 including Our Lady of China Mosaic National Pilgrimage and Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni

Indian Syro-Malabar Convention - Held in Atlanta in 2012, their website includes several photos from the event.



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