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Asian and Pacific Islander Unity Day - October 11, 2020
New podcast on evangelization and catechesis
Do you enjoy sharing your Catholic faith with others? Is God inviting you to serve in parish ministries of evangelization and faith formation? Join in an informative conversation by listening to a new podcast series exploring key themes in evangelization and catechesis today. Hosted by Dr. Jem Sullivan from the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC., the podcast features prominent guests such as Bishop Robert Barron, among others. Listen and be inspired in your faith and ministry as a missionary disciple to be an effective evangelist and catechist in your faith community. To listen and view the podcast find the speakers here - https://trs.catholic.edu/social-media/podcast.html
Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage
November 15, 2020 - Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD.
October 30-November 1, 2020 - The U.S. Catholic Mission Association's (USCMA) National Conference will be held in El Paso, TX. The theme of the conference is Angels Unawarission with People on the Move.
October 27-30, 2020 - The 4th National Association of Filipino Priests in the USA (NAFP-USA) General Assembly will be held at the Hilton Meadowlands hotel in East Rutherford, NJ.
September/October 2020 - 28th International Conference of the US-China Catholic Association (USCCA) will be held at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.
September 12, 2020 - Asian and Pacific Island (API) Ministries with Young Adults and Youth Virtual Gathering
- Young Hoang, PhD- Vietnamese American
- Pueo Domingo- Native Hawaiian
- Wayne Wang- Chinese American
- Oo Reh Sor- Karenni American
- Clara Pyo, Korean American
July 23-26, 2020 - Journeying Together National Intercultural Encounter for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults will be held at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH.
July 3-6, 2020 - The National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics (NCBAC) 11th Annual Gathering will be held at Willie Pigg Auditorium in Mansfield, TX.
July 2-5, 2020 - The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement’s (VEYM-USA) 7th Coming to the Promised Land National Convention will be held at Glorieta Adventure Camps in Santa Fe, NM. The theme of the event is “Though many, are one body” (1 Cor. 12:12).
June 9, 2020 - Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs meeting will be held in Detroit, MI.
May 24, 2020 - Day of Prayer for the Church in China.
May 2, 2020 - The 18th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. This annual event brings together many Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic communities to celebrate their heritage and Marian devotions. Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, will be the main celebrant.
May 2020 - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
March 14, 2020 - Diocese of Richmond's Asian Retreat will be held at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA. The theme of the retreat is Encountering Christ in Harmony with Creation and Ecology
February 23, 2020 - Casting the Net Far and Wide: Implementing the New Pastoral Response for Asian and Pacific Island Communities was presented by Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis, D.D.; Most Rev. Alex Aclan; Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D.; Jayne Ragasa Mondoy; and Eunice Park at LA Religious Education Congress at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
February 22, 2020 - The Eucharistic Celebration was sponsored by the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs (SCAPA) and the Asian and Pacific Island communities at LA Religious Education Congress at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
February 22, 2020 - The Concert at the Arena was sponsored by Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) at LA Religious Education Congress at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
February 21, 2020 - Encountering Christ in Harmony: Celebrating the New U.S. Bishops’ Response on Asian and Pacific Island Cultures and Ministries (Workshop) was presented by Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis, D.D. and Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D. at LA Religious Education Congress at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
February 1, 2020 - Buildinulture of Encountering Christ: Asian Pacific Catholic Perspectives presented by Jem Sullivan, Ph.D. at the Hilton Baltimore hotel in Baltimore, MD.
January 30, 2020 - Asian Fusion: Going Beyond the Popular Culinary Trend to Build Strong Catholic Communities bootcamp at MAC presented by Corinne Monogue at the Hilton Baltimore hotel in Baltimore, MD.
January 30-February 1, 2020 - The Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) was held at the Hilton Baltimore hotel in Baltimore, MD.
January 25-28, 2020 - The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme of event was Bearing Witness: Life and Justice for All. In conjunction with the CSMG, the Diversity Outreach Initiative (DOI) took place. The DOI seeks to develop leaders from diverse Catholic communities for ministry in the Church.
January 25, 2020 - 新年 Chinese New Year (鼠年 Year of the Rat)
January 25, 2020 - Vietnamese Tết (New Year) Chúc mừng năm mới!