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Encountering Christ in
Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters
Ordination of Asian and Pacific Island Priests in the U.S.
Response to Natural Disasters in Asian & Pacific Island countries
November 10, 2018 - The Filipino Council of the Archdiocese of Baltimore's (FC-AOB) 3rd Faith and Leadership Assembly for Renewal and Empowerment (FLARE III) will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church's parish center in Hydes, MD. The overall theme is The Role of Filipino Leaders: Our Faith Expressed, Our Faith Engaged. The keynote speakers will be Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis, D.D. and Fr. John Hurley. To register for the event, please visit the website for more information.
November 11, 2018 - Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Island Affairs meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD.
December 2018 - Many archdioceses and dioceses celebrate 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. Watch the Archdiocese of Washington's video explaining what Simbang Gabi is and check back for a list of Simbang Gabi celebrations from various arch/dioceses.
September 29 - October 9, 2018 - The 26th International Week of Prayer and Fasting
was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception in Washington, DC. Guest speakers included Fr. Francis J.
Peffley, Colleen Willard, and Ted Flynn.
September 30, 2018 - The Filipino Council of the Archdiocese of Baltimore's 8th Archdiocesan Filipino Saints Fiesta Celebration honoring
San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod was held at Cathedral of
Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD. Most Rev. William E. Lori was the
main celebrant. The Triduum was held on September 25-27,
2018 prior to the fiesta.
September 30, 2018 - The Archdiocese of Chicago's Asian Catholic Initiative's 2nd Asian Community Mass was held at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Elmwood Park, IL. His Eminence Cardinal Blase Cupich was the main celebrant and a potluck reception followed immediately after the Mass.
September 28, 2018 - The Archdiocese of Washington's Mass in honor of San Lorenzo Ruiz's feast day was held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kensington, MD. A reception followed the Mass.
September 16, 2018 - The Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Asian Pacific Unity Day was held at the Cousins Center in Milwaukee, WI. Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki was the main celebrant and a festive dinner followed.
September 15, 2018 - The Diocese of Arlington's Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia's Mass in honor of San Lorenzo Ruiz's feast day
was held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Springfield, VA.
August 31-September 2, 2018 - The National Conference
of Burmese-American Catholics' (NCBAC) 9th Annual Gathering was held
at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek, MI.
August 25-26, 2018 - The 2018 Korean American Catholics'
National Charismatic Conference washeld at the Redondo Beach
Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA.
August 3-5, 2018 - The 2018 Hmong American National Catholic Association (HANCA) Leadership Training was held at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, WI.
July 27-29, 2018 - The 5th Annual Gathering of the Karenni-American Catholic Association was held in Phoenix, AZ.
June 23, 2018- The 21st Annual National Filipino Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
was held at the Basilica of the
National Shrine of the
Conception in Washington, DC. Most Reverend Francisco M. de Leon, D.D., fourth bishop of Antipolo, was the main celebrant.
May 5, 2018 - The 16th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage
was held at the Basilica of the
National Shrine of the
Conception in Washington, DC. This annual event brought together many
Asian and Pacific
Islander Catholic communities to celebrate their heritage and Marian
devotions. Most Reverend Oscar A. Solis, bishop of Salt Lake City and
chairman of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs, was the main celebrant and homilist.
February 16-17, 2018 - An Asian and Pacific Islander Catholics Gathering at MAC was held in Baltimore, MD. There was a keynote presentation by Fr. Ricky Manalo and breakout sessions with Fr. Ricky Manalo, Dr. Stephen Cherry, and Dr. Seggy Acosta.
February 16, 2018 - 新年/Chinese New Year (一年的狗/Year of the Dog)
February 16, 2018 - Vietnamese Tết (New Year)February 3-6, 2018 - The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering was held in Washington DC. The theme of the event was "Building Community: A Call to the Common Good". In conjunction with the CSMG, the Diversity Outreach Initiative (DOI) also took place. The DOI seeks to develop leaders from diverse Catholic communities for ministry in the Church.
November 11, 2017 - Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Island Affairs meeting was held in Baltimore, MD.
November 7-10, 2017 - The National Association of Filipino Priests 3rd General Assembly was held in Houston, TX. The theme of the event was "Joyfully & Faithfully Sharing God's Mercy". The assembly had a number of guest speakers discussing various topics, including USCCB President, His Eminence Cardinal DiNardo and Most Reverend Oscar A. Solis, SCAPA Chairman.
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