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We, the Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia, the lay members of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, under the auspices of the Office of the Multicultural Ministries of the Bishop of Arlington and hereby invoke the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph.  We are a community called to witness a life in Christ.
Our MISSION IS to assist in the pastoral outreach of the Bishop and Pastors of the Diocese of Arlington to serve the Filipino community, in order to facilitate their inculturation and integration in the whole Catholic Church community under the context of the New Evangelization.
1. To fulfill our Mission and Vision, we submit ourselves to God’s calling with an attitude of servant hood as exemplified in the life of Christ and to continually discern the Holy Spirit’s desire in fulfilling His mission through the laity.
2. To develop a collaborative ministry between the leadership of the parish-based Filipino Ministry groups and Filipino religious groups.
3. To network and encourage participation and leadership in the Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia from local parish based Filipino Ministry or Filipino religious groups.
4. To assist and serve as a resource ministry to the local parish based Filipino Ministry or Filipino religious groups in fulfilling their mission and vision.
5. To establish a Filipino Apostolate in each parish-based Filipino Ministry and help serve the church reach out to the Filipino American community by setting up Parish ministry such as Family Life and youth, spiritual life, education and human concerns.
6. To encourage the Filipino parishioners to register in their parish and partake in the active life of the parish as Eucharistic ministers, lectors, ushers and so forth.
7. To acquire a formal Diocesan recognition of the Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia, as proper representation of the Filipino Community in the Northern Virginia.
8. To exist as an outreach network for social and cultural issues affecting the Filipino American community, by assisting the community with programs and projects, as well as a referral network for services needed.
9. To collaborate with local secular Filipino organization with projects related to Faith, culture, and social awareness issues. Project Proposal 2003.  We hope to preserve our cultural values and faith tradition by presenting themes and liturgical celebrations, which reflects our beliefs. In the process, we hope that the core group leadership of Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia would accomplish the task on the following items:
  • Community support and participation in Diocesan level Filipino Ministry activities and spiritual programs.
  • To facilitate evangelization and catechesis relevant to Filipino culture and Filipino spirituality, by offering a lay leadership formation for the Filipino Ministry.
  • To reach out to non-religious and religious groups as a resource network for faith and spiritual nourishment of the churched and unchurched.
  • To encourage and support the training and formation of the Filipino youth and young adults.
  • To promote religious vocations for the Filipino Community.
We welcome your assistance in helping us serve God’s community.
If you would like more information, please contact us at 703-403-5624
Ed Tiong, Coordinator or filipinoministry@catholicweb.com