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OngoingShalom Festival occurs periodically across the country. Check the website for dates and locations.

Upcoming Events

May 7, 2016 - The Asian and Pacific Island Catholics for Mary 14th Annual Pilgrimage will be held in DC at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This annual event brings together many Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic communities to celebrate their heritage and Marian devotions. Additionally, please check out the Save the Date flyer for this year's event.

Summer 2016 - The Asian and Pacific Islander Young Adult Retreat/Workshop is held every summer in Tucson, AZ at the Redemptorist Renewal Center. Check out the flyer from last year and come back later for more information about the 2016 program.

June 2016 - Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Pilgrimage is an annual pilgrimage  to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Mass held at the end of June. Last year's Pilgrimage included Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose F. Advincula from the Archdiocese of Capiz, Philippines.

June 30 - July 3, 2016 - The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement in the USA will host the sixth Coming to the Promised Land Convention in Carlinville, IL. The theme for this years convention is "Christ live in me, Gal 2:20". Check the convention page on their website for more information.

July 2016 - The 7th Annual National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics will be in Buffalo, NY. Check the event page on their website for more information.

July 1-3, 2016 - Lao Catholic National Conference will be held in Milwaukee, WI. Check back later for more information

September 2016 - The annual Filipino Saints Fiesta Celebration is held in Baltimore, MD at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

Hmong American National Catholic Association (HANCA) holds annual conferences. Visit their website for more information.

October 2016 - The Northern American Chinese Catholic Apostolate conference of 2016 will take place in the Vallombrosa Center at Menlo Park, CA. More information will be posted as it is made available.

November 7-10, 2017 - National Association of Filipino Priests General Assembly will be held in Houston, TX.

2017 - U.S. Catholic China Bureau's National Conference holds a biennial conference on the Catholic Church in China. Check their website for more information.

Past Events

December - Simbang Gabi is a Filipino tradition of Novena Masses (nine consecutive days) celebrated in parishes across the country leading up to Christmas.  It is "a privileged votive mass, i.e., a mass that does not correspond to the liturgical calendar but has a special intention" said Philippines Church historian Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon. Check with your diocese for local celebrations. Click the following links for the schedule and themes for this year's Simbang Gabi celebration through the Archdiocese of Chicago, as well as the schedule of events through the Diocese of Arlington, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

January 23-26, 2016 - Registration is now open for the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) held annually in Washington D.C. Register by November 13 to get the early registration rate and don't forget applications for the Diversity Outreach Initiative are due November 6. Keep up to date via twitter - @togoforth/#togoforth

February 4-6, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) is held annually in Baltimore, MD. Check back for information on speakers and special program tracks

Photos and articles

Coverage of the Mass for Fr. Vincent Capodanno (Servant of God) on September 4, 2014 celebrated by Most Reverend Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Our Lady of China Pilgrimage - The Arlington Catholic Herald article covered several pilgrimages to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2012 including Our Lady of China Mosaic National Pilgrimage and Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni

Indian Syro-Malabar Convention - Held in Atlanta in 2012, their website includes several photos from the event.

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