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

Upcoming Events

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

September 25, 2016 - The 6th Archdiocesan Filipino Celebration Honoring San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop William Lori from the Archdiocese of Baltimore followed by a procession and reception at the Cathedral Plaza..

October 7-9, 2016 - The Northern American Chinese Catholic Apostolate Convention 2016 will take place in the Vallombrosa Center at Menlo Park, CA. Check the flyer and program agenda for more information.

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

July 1-3, 2016 - The 7th Annual National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics will be in Buffalo, NY. Check the agenda on their website for more information.

July 1-3, 2016 - Laotian Catholic National Conference will be held in Milwaukee, WI. The theme for this year's conference is "Come and follow me". The conference will have a number of guest speakers, including our very own Sr. Myrna Tordillo, mscs. Check the agenda for more information.

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 year's convention is "Christ live in me, Gal 2:20". Check the convention page on their website for more information.

June 24-26, 2016 - Hmong American National Catholic Association's (HANCA) Leadership Training will be held in Appleton, WI. Check out the agenda for more information.

June 18, 2016 - Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Pilgrimage is an annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception held at the end of June. This year's Pilgrimage includes Mass celebrated by Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo O.M.I., D.D. from the Archdiocese of Cotabato, Philippines.

June 12, 2016 - Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Island Affairs meeting is held in Huntington Beach, CA.

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.

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

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

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.

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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