Our Lady of Lavang

United in faith, Asian and Pacific Island Catholics gather at National Shrine for 20th annual pilgrimage

The 20th annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage opened with a procession of nearly two dozen Catholic communities with roots in that part of the world May 6. The event was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

Filipino Dance

Padayon Pagsayaw

The Fil/Am Community Ministry in collaboration with the Leyte Dance Theater Proudly Presents 90 Minutes of FUN, CULTURE, FRIENDSHIP, PURE ENERGY, and LOVE in SONG, MUSIC and DANCE, PADAYAW “Padayon Pagsayaw" Non-Stop Dancing.

Vietnamese Dance

New book shares ideas to engage Asian Catholics

"The diocesan Office of Multicultural Ministries is ramping up outreach to the Asian and Pacific Island (API) Catholic community through a new book, 'Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters, published by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops'..."

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USCCB Pastoral Response API Catholics

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Announces Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters

Approved by the U.S. bishops during their Spring 2018 General Assembly, the pastoral response will guide the Catholic Church in the United States in addressing the pastoral needs of Asian and Pacific Island communities and provide a framework for dioceses and parishes for creating their pastoral plans or actions specific to their circumstances.

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Lightworks is 14 weeks of praying and sharing Lectio Divina Ignatian Prayer with imagination.

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API Leaders 2

Asian and Pacific Island Catholic leaders support bishops' pastoral document

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Bishop Oscar Solis

Bishop Oscar Solis talks about pastoral response to Asian, Pacific Island Catholic communities

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Altar with Crucifix

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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