• Filipino Catholic Community

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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Simbang Gabi 2017 Resource Card

Simbang Gabi 2017

All are welcome to join the Filipino Catholic Community in the 9-day novena celebration leading up to Christmas! Masses are said throughout the Diocese of Arlington every night for nine days.

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Simbang Gabi Kick Off!

Celebrate the joy of the season with a kick-off celebration before the Simbang Gabi nine-day novena begins. For more information and to RSVP, click the button below to view and print the flyer!

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Miracle of Christmas

Sight & Sound Theater presents "Miracle of Christmas"

December 2, 2017 the Filipino Ministry will get a group together to attend the show, a live nativity that unfolds the Christmas story right before your eyes. Perfect for the whole family! For more information, and to reserve your spot, click on the button below.

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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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API Pilgrimage Dancers

Did You Miss the 15th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage?

This year's Marian Pilgrimage took place on May 6, 2017 and was attended by thousands of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics. The day included a cultural procession, traditional performances, the Rosary, and Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. If you missed this joyous event, take a moment to read Cardinal Wuerl's homily.

Read Cardinal Wuerl's Homily
Filipino Mary Prayer Card

Pray for Filipino Vocations

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

Pray with Us
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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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