• 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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Pedro Calungsod

San Pedro Calungsod Memorial

San Pedro Calungsod will be honored at Sunday Mass on April 18 at 2:00PM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. For in-person attendance, please sign up by April 17 https://signupgenius.com/go/30e044ea8a72ea7fc1-mass Mass will be livestreamed on OLGC website and at the OLGC Youtube page.


Filipino Catholics Celebrate Simbang Gabi

Since the 16th century, the people of the Philippines have celebrated Simbang Gabi — the custom of attending Mass on each of the nine days leading up to Christmas. The tradition is alive and well in the Diocese of Arlington, where numerous parishes, including Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling and St. Philip and St. James churches in Falls Church, celebrated Simbang Gabi this year.


St. Charles Borromeo Philippine Medical Mission Celebrates 20 years

For 20 years, the St. Charles Borromeo Philippine Medical Mission (SCBPMM) organization has been aiding thousands of poor people in the Philippines. It began Aug. 15, 1999, with the approval of then pastor Father Gerry Creedon.

Cardinal Tagle

Cardinal Tagle Shares a Message of Conversion, Renewal

Hundreds of parishioners filled St. Ann Church in Arlington March 3 to hear Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, speak on good, evil, renewal and conversion.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration and Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

The Filipino-American Ministry of St. Louis Catholic Church invites all to join them in a beautiful novena to Our Lady, at St. Louis Catholic church for adoration. More details in the flyer!

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Assembly of Filipino Priests

Third National Assembly of Filipino Priests

3rd National Assembly of Filipino Priests - Find out how 350 Filipino priests gathered in Houston, TX for the 3rd National Assembly of Filipino Priests by reading the article by Fr. Joel Henson, executive council member of the National Association of Filipino Priests-USA (NAFP-USA).

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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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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.

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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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