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
Upcoming Event - Filipino Commission Youth Retreat 2013
Keeping the Faith Alive
The Office of Asian Ministry Filipino Commission Youth Retreat will be held July 26-27, 2013 at Shalom House, Montpelier, VA. Fr. Sal Anonuevo, Retreat Leader. Limited spaces are available. Register online.
Please complete the release forms and bring with you to the retreat. For more information please contact Pam Harris, Director, Office of Asian Ministry, email@example.com or (804) 622-5104.
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. ””
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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|