The Office of Asian Ministry provides a channel for systematic communication, collaboration and coalition among the many different Asian communities and their organizations within the Diocese. We provide continued evangelization of Asian Catholics. In collaboration with the other ministries of the Diocese we provide ongoing training and education for lay leadership. The Office of Asian Ministry and the Diocese of Richmond provides the opportunity to listen to and respond to the strengths, challenges and needs of these diverse communities.
This Being Asian is best discovered and affirmed not in confrontation and opposition, but in the spirit of complementarity and harmony. In this framework of complementarity and harmony, the Church can communicate the Gospel in a way that is faithful both to her own tradition and to the Asian soul.
The Church of Asia (Ecclesia in Asia), no.6
Filipino Commission Youth Retreat
The Filipino Commission held its first Filipino Youth Retreat July 26-27, 2013 at Shalom House in Montpelier. Fr. Sal Anuenvo was the retreat leader. The theme of the retreat was “Keeping the Faith Alive”. The participants came together during this experience in prayer, mediation and reconciliation. During the small group sessions they had an opportunity to get to know each other more and work together as a team. The result was support and encouragement for each other. Our next youth retreat for grades 9-12 will be July 25-27, 2014 at Shalom House.
Upcoming Event! Join St. Luke Catholic Church as they celebrate the Feast of St. Luke, Sunday, October 20, 2013, 10:00am, followed by a reception at San Lorenzo Spiritual Center. For more information please contact St. Luke parish office at (757) 427-5776.
Mission Statement: “We, the Filipino Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, are here to assist the Bishop and the Diocesan Church in welcoming, empowering and affirming the faith of and reaching out to the Filipino Community. We seek to raise the consciousness of the Diocesan Church to the needs of the Filipino community and to the richness of the Filipino culture and religious traditions. The Filipino Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond with its God-given gifts will support the Catholic Church in becoming more inclusive of all cultures in its journey towards “Harmony in Faith. ””
|Filipino Commission Photos|
The Filipino Commission meets quarterly and the commission members are listed below.
|Melchor Lazo, Chair||Holy Spirit, Virginia Beach|
|Rey Bonjoc, Vice-Chair||Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville|
|Flora Cantor, Secretary||St. Andrew, Roanoke|
|Purita Agbuya||Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach|
|Virgie Baluyot||St. Anthony, Norton|
|Marissa Clemente||St. Pius X, Virginia Beach|
|Dario Macatangay||Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond|
|Myrna Nario||St Luke, Virginia Beach|
|Delfin Raymundo||Church of Epiphany, Chesterfield|
|Jane Soriano||St. Gregory the Great, Virginia Beach|
|Astrophel Tejada||St Matthew, Virginia Beach|
|Amy Hill Church||Resurrection, Portsmouth|