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Events

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

Upcoming Events

January 20, 2017 - Our Lady of La Vang Vietnamese Tet (New Year) Celebration will be held at St. Veronica's Parish in Chantilly, VA  from 6-10pm.

January 28, 2017 - Chinese New Year.

February 16-18, 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) and BICM Training will be held in Baltimore, MD. Check the website for more information and to complete the online registration.

May 8, 2016 - The 15th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage will be held in DC at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This annual event brings together many Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic communities to celebrate their heritage and Marian devotions. His Eminence Cardinal Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington, will be the main celebrant and homilist.

June 13, 2017 - Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Island Affairs meeting will be held in Indianapolis, IN.

June 17-18, 2017 - Check out the invitation and contribution letter for 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.

November 7-10, 2017 - The National Association of Filipino Priests 3rd General Assembly will be held in Houston, TX. The theme of the event will be Joyfully & Faithfully Sharing God's Mercy. Check out the information on the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston's website for more information on how you can volunteer and/or sponsor the event.

November 11, 2017 - Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Island Affairs meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD.

2017 - U.S. Catholic China Bureau's National Conference holds a biennial conference on the Catholic Church in China. Check their website for more information.

Past Events

December 2016 - Many archdioceses and dioceses celebrated Simbang Gabi, a Filipino tradition of Novena Masses (nine consecutive days) celebrated in parishes across the country leading up to Christmas. It is "a privileged votive mass, i.e., a mass that does not correspond to the liturgical calendar but has a special intention" said Philippines Church historian Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon.

November 13, 2016 - Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Island Affairs meeting was held in Baltimore, MD.

October 8, 2016 - The Diocese of Oakland's 20th Annual Chautauqua & Jubilee celebration was held at St. Lawrence O'Toole-St. Cyril Church in Oakland, CA.

October 7-9, 2016 - The Northern American Chinese Catholic Apostolate (NACCA) Convention 2016 took place in the Vallombrosa Center at Menlo Park, CA.

October 2-10, 2016 - The 24th International Week of Prayer & Fasting was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The guest speakers included, Fr. Frank Pavone, Fr. Chris M.  Alar, MIC, and Lila Rose. The week long event culminated with the Eucharistic Prayer Vigil.

October 2, 2016 - The Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila was held at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Philadelphia, PA. Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza, D.D., Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations was the main celebrant and homilist.

September 25, 2016 - The 6th Archdiocesan Filipino Celebration Honoring San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod was held at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori, D.D. from the Archdiocese of Baltimore followed by a procession and fiesta salu-salu.

September 10, 2016 - The Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni 19th Annual National Pilgrimage was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. This year's main celebrant was Most. Rev. Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodriguez, Archdiocese of Washington.

August 20, 2016 - Korean American Catholic Day of Prayer "Vocation Conference" was held at St. Paul Chung Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA. The theme for the event was "Come and you will see".

July 1-3, 2016 - The 7th Annual National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics was held in Buffalo, NY.

July 1-3, 2016 - Laotian Catholic National Conference was held in Milwaukee, WI. The theme for this year's conference was "Come and follow me". The conference had a number of guest speakers, including our very own Sr. Myrna Tordillo, MSCS.

June 30 - July 3, 2016 - The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement in the USA hosted the sixth Coming to the Promised Land Convention in Carlinville, IL. The theme for this year's convention was "Christ live in me, Gal 2:20".

June 24-26, 2016 - Hmong American National Catholic Association's (HANCA) Leadership Training was held in Appleton, WI.

June 18, 2016 - Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Pilgrimage is an annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception held at the end of June. This year's Pilgrimage included Mass celebrated by Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo O.M.I., D.D. from the Archdiocese of Cotabato, Philippines.

June 12, 2016 - Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Island Affairs meeting was held in Huntington Beach, CA.

May 7, 2016 - The 14th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Pilgrimage was held in DC at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This annual event brings together many Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic communities to celebrate their heritage and Marian devotions.

February 4-6, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) is held annually in Baltimore, MD.

January 23-26, 2016 - Registration was open for the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) held annually in Washington D.C. Keep up to date via twitter - @togoforth/#togoforth

Photos and articles

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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