Asian and Pacific Island Catholics National Encounter, July 15-17, 2024

Join us in Indianapolis, IN. Encounter our Lord in the Eucharist and with one another. Check out the FLYERREGISTER TODAY!

Certificate for Asian Pacific Islander Ministry,  Franciscan School of Theology, University of San Diego

This is a 10-month online program, between August 2023 and June 2024, that gets into many topics including Immigration History and Liturgy. Scholarships are available.

Laotian National Catholic Conference July 6, 2023

HANCA Convention/Youth Retreat

The Hmong American National Catholic Association Convention (HANCA) is on July 7th-9th, 2023 at St Norbert College, Wisconsin. The gathering will include many topics including leadership formation and youth spiritual formation and catechesis. Register now at  HANCA2023 - Formstack.

Marian Pilgrimage

You are invited to the 20th Marian Pilgrimage on  Saturday, May 6, 2023, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC. Cardinal Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington will be the main celebrant for the Mass.

26th Annual National Filipino Pilgrimage

26th Annual National Filipino Pilgrimage , Saturday, June 24, 2023, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC. Archbishop Jose Palma, Archbishop of Cebu will be the principal celebrant for the Mass. The event is sponsored by the Birhen ng Antipolo, Inc.

Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement (VEYM) Wonders of the Mass (video series in 2-3 minutes).

This VEYM initiative is in union with the National Eucharistic Revival.

National Association of Filipino Priests USA

4th Assembly in New Jersey-New York, October 24-27, 2023 -

Register now!

Holy Mass

Holy Mass for the dedication and installation of the Shrine of St. Peter Chanel, April 28, 2023, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Tacoma, WA. Rev. David Mulholland and the Samoan Catholic Community joyfully invite everyone.

The Annual Cultural Heritage Mass

The celebration featured in photos - the  Annual Cultural Heritage Mass, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, March 11, 2023. From the Catholic Philly -

Simbang Gabi-Advent Novena Masses

“In the Philippines, for centuries, there has been a novena in preparation for Christmas called Simbang Gabi, ‘Mass of the night’. During nine days the Filipino faithful gather at dawn in their parishes for a special Eucharistic celebration,” Pope Francis said as he celebrated the Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Peters Basilica during Gaudette Sunday (Dec. 2019). The Holy Father in his homily pointed out that the purpose of the Simbang Gabi celebration is “to prepare ourselves for Christmas according to the spirit of the Word of God that we have listened to, remaining constant until the Lord’s definitive coming.”   

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines states, “One of the powerful expressions of Filipino Catholic faith is the practice of novena Masses (Aguinaldo Masses, Misa de Gallo, Simbang Gabi) traditionally held at dawn from December 16 to 24. These are solemn votive Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, whom Filipinos honor with great devotion as they prepare for the festivities of Christmas” (Archbishop Romulo Valles, November 27, 2020).

In the United States, Filipino Catholics in various dioceses and local churches celebrate Simbang Gabi with ardor, deep faith, and in communion with fellow Catholics. A U.S. diocese may offer guidelines to properly celebrate the Simbang Gabi novena Masses. For example, the Archdiocese of Newark Divine Worship Office offers Questions and Answers Regarding the Practice of Simbang Gabi Masses During Advent.

To check which dioceses and parishes celebrate the Simbang Gabi, please go to the appropriate website or the USCCB listing of All Dioceses by State and search the key words Simbang Gabi. Highlighted below are some arch/diocesan Simbang Gabi celebrations, check the following hyperlinks-

Celebration of San Lorenzo Ruiz - Saturday, September 24, 2022

We invite you to join us for a special Mass to commemorate the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 5:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036). The Most Reverend Mario E. Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. The program will start at 4:30 pm with the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary and a solemn procession of San Lorenzo Ruiz before the Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. This celebration is sponsored and organized by the archdiocesan Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach in collaboration with the DC Filipino Catholic Community under its chaplain Fr. Patrick Agustin, parochial vicar of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Gaithersburg. For more information, contact @email.

You are invited to the 25th Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Vailankanni on Saturday, September 10, 2022. For more information, click here for the flyer.

The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement (VEYM) held its Youth Leader Trainers Congress on July 21-24, 2022 at Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Over 100 Vietnamese youth leaders from around the U.S. and Canada came together with the aim “to renew our spirit and rediscover the gift of in-person ministry, bolster our work on evangelization in the post-COVID era, and enkindle a living relationship with Jesus in the most Holy Eucharist.” The 4-day program  included presentations from “renowned keynote speakers on the Eucharist, dynamic breakout sessions on effective strategies for evangelization, discussions and dialogues on VEYM reformation and advancement, social gathering, praise and worship, music, food, and prizes.”

The National Conference of Burmese American Catholics (NCBAC) organized on July 1-4, 2022 its 11th Annual Gathering and the priestly ordination of then Deacon Martin Mana Ling in collaboration with the Diocese of Owensboro. Father Mana Ling is the second Burmese American ordained in the U.S. for the Diocese of Owensboro, after Fr. Stephen Lalte, who in 2020 became the first Burmese American priest to be ordained (at the height of the pandemic), and is also serving the Owensboro Diocese. It was a graced moment and joy filled celebration for the Burmese Catholics around the country that the in-person gathering was held with the love and support of Bishop William Medley.

To know more,  click the below links to read the stories courtesy of the Western Kentucky Catholic-    


View the flyer for the An invitation to the  25th Annual National Filipino Pilgrimage  - Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Birhen ng Antipolo) on June 25, 2022. For more information, click here.

View the flyer for the  19th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage May 7, 2022. View the link to Catholic Standard's amazing photo gallery of the 19th Annual Marian Pilgrimage. 
From the lens of EWTN News In Depth, view the story via YouTube link:

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. Andrew Kim, the first native Catholic priest of Korea:

Virtual Holistic Wellness workshop , in Korean, English for the Filipinos, Vietnamese, Mandarin (Chinese) and Indonesian during last April and May, hosted by the Diocese of San Bernardino.

Simbang Gabi events


500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines - U.S. Commemoration

View the Flyer for 5 Siglo ng Kristianismo-  National Quincentennial Celebration at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, March 2022.

Archdiocese of Baltimore
View the flyer  11th Archdiocesan Filipino Saints Fiesta

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
View the flyer for the  Quincentennial Mass Celebration at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart  in April. 
View the flyer for the  Quincentennial Mass Celebration at St. Dominic's Church in January.
View the flyer for the  Quincentennial Mass Celebration at Sacred Heart Catholic Community in February.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles 
View the flyer on the National Synodal Conversation- Hapag Kwentuhan with Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines . Read here Bishop Pablo David's keynote presentation.
Celebration of the Gift of the Catholic Faith to the Filipino People  Holy Family Church in Artesia, CA - 5th Centennial Celebration September 25, 2021

Archdiocese of Newark
Read Cardinal Tobin's Pastoral Letter on the occasion of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines in  English or  Tagalog  
View the  schedule of events throughout 2021 in the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson commemorating 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines.
View the list of  Jubilee Cross Pilgrimage Churches

Archdiocese of Philadelphia
View the  Archdiocese of Philadelphia Closing Celebration at St Martin of Tours Parish in March. 

Archdiocese of San Francisco
View the flyer for  A Journey of Faith: Commemorating 500 Years of Catholics in the Philippines

Archdiocese of Washington
Archdiocese of Washington Mass to celebrate the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines and the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz
Watch the video prepared by the ADW Communications Office.
Read the following articles from the Catholic Standard:
Filipino Catholics celebrate 500-year journey of faith that continues and Washington-area Filipino Catholics mark 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines

Diocese of Dallas
January 22, 2022 - 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines Celebration

Diocese of Honolulu
Watch the inspiring and moving videos, 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines - Hawai’i Celebration
- Part 1 (Clergy)
- Part 2 (Religious Sisters)

Read an article by Fr. Edmund Barut, Jr. on the Cathedral basilica Mass commemorating 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, in the Hawaii Catholic Herald. 

Diocese of Oakland
View the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines Dinner Gala with Bishop Michael Barber, SJ in Oakland .

Diocese of Richmond
View the flyer for the  Diocese of Richmond Quincentennial Anniversary of the Christianization of the Philippines Celebration  

Diocese of San Bernardino
View the  Misa ng Bayan flyer  for the Highlights on the U.S. Commemoration of 500th Anniversary

Diocese of San Jose
View the flyer for the Mass of Commemoration of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines for the Diocese of San Jose.

Diocese of St. Petersburg
View the flyer for the  Diocese of St. Petersburg Celebrations of 500 Years of Filipino Catholic Evangelization .

U.S. Midwestern Celebration
View the flyer for  U.S. Midwestern Celebration of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines  .