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Filipino Catholic Community

Our Filipino Catholic Community is supported by the Fil-Min NOVA (Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia) ministry, which arranges Masses, provides outreach programs, and developed Paaralang Pinoy, a Filipino Catholic cultural school. Annually, the community gathers to celebrate Simbang Gabi, the Novena of Masses during Advent, throughout numerous parishes throughout the diocese to spiritually prepare for the birth of Christ.

To learn more about programs and events, please contact the Filipino Catholic Community at 703-403-5624 or via email.

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Bishop Oscar Soulis

First Filipino-American Bishop Appointed by Pope Francis

Bishop Soulis will be the first Filipino-American Bishop to lead a diocese within the United States. Bishop Soulis is a native of the Philippines, and immigrated to the United States in 1984. Since then, he has resided in various dioceses throughout the U.S., and served as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 2004. He was the first Filipino-American bishop ordained in the United States.

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Lenten Retreat

The Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia invites you to a Lenten Retreat at Missionhurst in Arlington, Virginia. The retreat is open to adults, young adults (18+) and youth (7th - 12th grade). The adults will meet from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., while the youth and young adults will meet separately from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Guest Speaker for the adults and young adults will be Fr. Mel Portula, CICM, Pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church. The Guest Speaker for the youth will be Mike Panlilio, DRE, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. This event is free.

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San Pedro Calungsod

Annual Mass Celebrating the Feast Day of San Pedro Calungsod

All are welcome to join in Holy Mass in honor of St. Pedro Calungsod, a Filipino Roman Catholic martyr who was killed while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672. He is the patron saint of Filipino youth, altar boys, the Philippines and overseas Filipino workers. Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna.

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API Pilgrimage Dancers

15th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage

Save the Date for the 15th Annual Pilgrimage for Asian and Pacific Island Catholics! Partake in Confession, Procession of the Asian and Pacific Island communities, the Rosary and Holy Mass. Donald Cardinal Wuerl will be the principal celebrant and homilist for Mass.

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Pray for Filipino Vocations

Please join us with our diocesan vocations prayer to foster, encourage and promote vocations within Filipino American Catholic families.

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Paaralang Pinoy

Paaralang Pinoy is a culture and language enrichment program for Filipino-Americans in the Northern Virginia area. Paaralang Pinoy aims to help children better understand similarities and differences between Filipino and American cultures; ensure the development of respect towards Filipino traditions and values; provide children a peer group and social network that share a common background, interest and cultural practice; serve as a source of opportunity for dialogue between parents and children as they learn more about the Philippines.

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Multicultural Mass Information

Discover when and where to attend a Mass in a different language or with a specific culture. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington offers multiple, regular Masses for the following communities: Brazilian, Cameroon, Deaf Ministry, Eritrean (Ge'ez Rite), Filipino, Irish (Gaelic), Ghanaian, Indian Syro-Malabar Rite, Indian (Tamil), Korean, Sierra Leone and Vietnamese.

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