Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. The forty-day journey towards Easter encourages Christians to return to the Lord with one's heart, mind and soul. Personal conversion is a path to communal action and charity.

To help prepare ourselves on our Lenten journey, I invite you to reflect on Pope Francis' message for Lent 2017 whose theme is "The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift." " http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20161018_messaggio-quaresima2017.html " Vatican, October 18, 2016.

May you and your family have a blessed Lent.

Sr. Myrna Tordillo, MSCS

Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis as Bishop of Salt Lake City 

Read the USCCB press release announcing the news that Pope Francis named Bishop Solis, Chairman of the Subcommittee for Asian and Pacific Island Affairs, bishop of Salt Lake City.

The Chamorro Ministry of St. Vincent Ferrer

Read Andrea Santos' article about the various events that happened in the Diocese of San Bernardino such as the traditional Chamorro Christmas celebration called "Manggigi Nino", the annual Migration Mass, and the celebration of saints' feast days.

Farewell to Fr. Don MacKinnon, CSsR After 25 Years of Service

Find out how the Kmhmu community in the Diocese of Oakland bid farewell to Fr. Don MacKinnon at the Church of the Transfiguration in Castro Valley, CA 

by reading the item by Fr. Don MacKinnon, CSsR and Sr. Michaela O'Conner, SHF.


15th Annual Asian & Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage
Check out the flyer for the upcoming pilgrimage to be held on May 6, 2017 in Washington 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.
Invitation to the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of the 17 Martyrs of Laos

Check out the invitation and contribution letter for the upcoming Mass of Thanksgiving for the beatification of the 17 Martyrs of Laos at the Shrine of our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois on June 17th and 18th, 2017. To register for this event and/or donate check out their website.

USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America

Check out the website for more information about the upcoming convocation in Orlando, FL on July 1-4, 2017.


The National Association of Filipino Priests 3rd General Assembly
Check out the flyer for the upcoming event to be held on November 7-10, 2017 in Houston, TX. The theme of the event will be Joyfully & Faithfully Sharing God's Mercy. 

The assembly will have a number of guest speakers discussing various topics, including USCCB President, His Eminence Cardinal DiNardo. 

Check out the information on the website for more information on how you can volunteer and/or sponsor the event and check out the informational pamphlet for the schedule and registration form.