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Asian and Pacific Island News & Events

 

Bishops Statement

May 5, 2020 - Bishop Chairmen Condemn Racism and Xenophobia in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Masses online

In response to COVID-19, arch/dioceses and parishes have turned to social media and other online forums to broadcast Mass. Check out the following links where you can find an online Mass.

  • List of online Masses
  • The St. William Pakistani Catholic Church (Archdiocese of Philadelphia) is offering Masses in Urdu. Please check out their Facebook page for more information.

Events in 2020

May 2020 - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

May 24, 2020 - Day of Prayer for the Church in China.

June 8, 2020 - Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs meeting will be held.

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).

September/October 2020 - 28th International Conference of the US-China Catholic Association (USCCA) will be held at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.

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.

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 Unaware – Mission with People on the Move.

November 15, 2020 - Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD.

December 2020 - 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.

Ongoing Events

Ongoing - Shalom World hosts a number of events periodically across the country. Check the website for dates and locations.

News

Read news pertaining to the Asian and Pacific Islander community. For more news, check out the e-newsletter archive, USCCB news releases, and the Catholic News Service (CNS) website.

Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters

  • February 16, 2019 - Watch the video of the cultural celebration and Bishop Solis' keynote address at the Asian and Pacific Island Day at Mid-Atlantic Congress (API Day at MAC). The API Day at MAC brought together Asian and Pacific Island communities to learn more about Encountering Christ in Harmony.
  • July 6, 2018 - Read the news release announcing the full text of Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters.
  • June 14, 2018 - Read Dennis Sadowski's (CNS) article about the U.S. bishops' approval of Encountering Christ in Harmony during their Spring General Assembly.
  • June 13-14, 2018 - Watch the Spring General Assembly on-demand video to see Bishop Solis' presentation about Encountering Christ in Harmony to the body of bishops.
  • May 11, 2018 - Read the news release about the U.S. bishops discussing and voting on Encountering Christ in Harmony during the Spring General Assembly.

Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage

Ordination of Asian and Pacific Island Priests in the U.S.

Response to Events in Asian & Pacific Island countries

  • May 2019 - Read the news release by Cardinal DiNardo in response to the attacks in Sri Lanka
  • October 2018 - Read the news release about Cardinal Daniel DiNardo's, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops letter of solidarity to Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Archbishop of Jakarta in light of the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Indonesia.
  • October 2018 - Read the news updates by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and help donate to their efforts in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.
  • August 2018 - Read the news release by CRS and help donate to the relief efforts in response to the historic flooding in Kerala, India.

Papal Visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh November 27-December 2, 2017

National Assembly of Filipino Priests November 7-10, 2017

News Releases

Past Events

May 2, 2020 - The Asian and Pacific Island (API) Catholic Communities Online Rosary was held via Zoom. Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis, D.D. provided the opening prayer and Most Rev. Randy Calvo gave the final blessing.

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 - Building a Culture 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!

 



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