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Filipino Catholics have made a great contribution to the Archdiocese of Vancouver over the past 30 years. In parishes they are involved with liturgical music and other activities. Their children fill our Catholic schools. Filipino apostolic movements are a very prominent instrument for active evangelization and the formation of disciples. In the highly secular culture of North America, Filipinos provide visible witness to the faith, especially in health care institutions. Filipino Catholics are a very visible sign of Christian vitality in the Archdiocese.

Yet, there is enormous untapped potential within this traditionally formed Filipino Catholic community. Many of its members attend Mass but may not be comfortable becoming actively involved in parish life. Most have received inadequate formation in the faith. Coordination among the many Catholic and cultural groups within the Filipino community is often wanting.

It is against this backdrop that an intentional Filipino Ministry is now available to facilitate full integration of Filipino groups and individuals into the life of the Archdiocese, thus further serving the needs of the local Church.

The Mandate

The Filipino Ministry Coordinator is tasked to plan, establish and grow the Filipino Catholic Ministry along four mutually inclusive fronts:

  1. Helping pastors and priests to better understand and work with their Filipino parishioners;
  2. Creating a council of Filipino Catholic associations to improve their coordination and facilitate their greater involvement in parish life and evangelization efforts of the archdiocese;
  3. Establishing a missionary discipleship formation program for Filipino leaders;
  4. Hosting a periodic large-scale public event to celebrate the Filipino contribution to the Archdiocese and promote the newly-established office of Filipino Catholic Ministry.

You can donate to the Filipino Ministry Office here

Sumali sa Filipino Ministry Leadership Formation Program

Mamuno Tulad ni Hesus

Welcome

Sa wakas, hindi na tayo kinakailangang umasa sa mga business school models on Leadership na pangkaraniwang ginagamit sa Simbahan – na ang karamihan naman ay labag sa mga Gospel values.

Inaasahan ng Filipino Ministry na ang leadership formation program na ito ay magsisilbing modelo ng pahubog ng mga leaders na hindi lamang mahuhusay sa gawain, but are also passionate about their vocation na maging loving disciples ni Hesus.

Habang ang starting point ng pagsasanay na ito ay upang makapagsilbing tulong sa mga groups sa parishes, sa mga ministries at iba pa, ang tunay na direction ng formation na ito ay upang magamit sa mission work – of turning our parish communities into “field hospitals” na tumutuon sa mundo upang ipakalat ang Magandang Balita sa lahat ng tao, lalo na yung mga naaapi, nawawala, nakakaligtaan, at mahihirap.

Higit sa isang course lamang, ang “Mamuno Tulad Ni Hesus” ay isang paglalakbay tungo sa Missionary Discipleship.

For more information, email: filipinoministry@rcav.org or call 604-683-4288, ext. 50230.

We live on Prayer

The prayer warrior group serves as the solid backbone of the Filipino Ministry. Through the group’s fidelity and persistence in prayer we will not only bear fruits that shall last, but more so be ensured that our activities out in the world are according to the Will of the Father.

Objectives of the Prayer Brigade

  1. Pray daily for the intentions of all Filipinos in the Archdiocese in general and for the Filipino Ministry in particular.
  2. Pray as requested for specific projects and activities of the various groups in the Filipino Ministry.
  3. Pray for prayer requests that would come from the general public via the Filipino Ministry website form.

Prayer Component

  1. The highest form of prayer is the celebration and offering of the Mass.
  2. The Holy Rosary is esteemed as an appropriate way to pray for the Filipino Ministry especially with the close affinity of Filipinos to Mama Mary.
  3. Special prayers and novenas will be prayed as and when they are indicated.

Organization

  1. The prayer warrior group shall be headed by a coordinator, whose term shall be three (3) years, renewable subject to joint discernment between the incumbent and the Coordinator of the Filipino Ministry.
  2. Members are recruited and formed according to the spirituality of the Filipino Ministry.
  3. Members are recruited on probation for six (6) months and which will be regularized based on joint discernment between the member and the coordinator of the prayer warrior group.

For more information, email: masoriano618@hotmail.ca or call 604-442-5766.

The Filipino Ministry serves the community at large and Filipino Catholic Associations whose membership are predominantly Filipinos.

Apostolic Movements and communities are very important in the life of the Church. Thus, we want to care for them and at the same time ensure their unique charisms are shared with the parishes their members belong in.

To facilitate free-flow of communication and collaboration among the communities we have established a Council that meets regularly during the year.

For more information, email: filipinoministry@rcav.org or call 604-683-4288, ext. 50230.

Have your church wedding this summer! If you got married civilly and would now like to have your marriage recognized by the Church there will be a great opportunity to do so again this year on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Surrey. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB will be celebrating a wedding Mass for a large number of civilly married couples (participants must be both baptized and married only once). You will need a copy of your marriage registration, a recent copy of your baptism certificates and completing some forms.

To register or for more information, contact the parish office at 604-581-4141 or Deacon Greg Barcelon at 604-771-2975 or email filipinoministry@rcav.org

Simbang Gabi, the devotional nine-day series of Masses in anticipation of Christmas and to honour Mother Mary, will be held at several parishes within our Archdiocese. To kick-off Simbang Gabi, join us for a Commissioning Mass on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Representatives of each parish hosting Simbang Gabi will be present.

Schedules to be announced

The year 2021 marks a historical year for Christians in the Philippines. It is the quincentennial celebration of the conversion of the peoples of the islands following the cross planted by Ferdinand Magellan on the island of Cebu in 1521. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has been preparing for this historic celebration as early as 2012, and the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Vancouver wishes to bring the celebrations to the Catholic Faithful here. According to Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, “The Catholic faith and devotion of the Filipinos is recognized all over the world. Through our Filipino migrants and missionaries, we also strengthen the Church in most of the 200 countries all over the world where Filipinos are found.”

This is our inspiration for bringing the celebrations here to Vancouver.

The theme for the celebration is “Gifted to Give”, taken from Matthew 10:8, for the celebration dubbed as “#500YOC”. The Filipino Ministry hopes to capture the theme by encouraging the many Christian faithful in Vancouver to participate in various activities that would make the faith known to all, such as a songwriting contest, several visual arts contests, basketball competitions, monthly Pilipino Masses in the different parishes, as well as the pilgrimage of our Senor Santo Nino for Novena Prayers in at least 500 homes.

For further details on the various activities, connect as follows:

Celebrating the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Filipino Ministry Office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver is holding a song writing competition based on the theme “Gifted to Give”. “It is based on Matthew 10:8, and considered a fitting point of celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, also dubbed as “500YOC”. “It is not just a way of looking back to the past. It is also a looking forward to the future. Yes, we have been chosen and truly gifted with the faith. We gratefully accept the gift, we develop it, and now we pass it on to the others,” which is extremely relevant to Filipinos in Canada.

Objectives

To provide a venue for the expression of creative talent in music for use in the celebration of the 500 Year Anniversary and future liturgical and other gatherings of Filipinos in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Categories

Category A – Filipino Ministry 500YOC Theme Song (English only)

Key Strategies: Think Forward (to evangelize even after 500 years of evangelization); Think Actions (it should show action that needs to be done, i.e., vocation promotion, love for the poor, etc.); and Think Feelings (there should be a message of JOY, VICTORY and sense of COMMUNITY)

Category B – Filipino Ministry Mass Setting (English or Pilipino)

Must include: Lord Have Mercy or Kyrie Eleison or combination of both, Alleluia, Glory to God, Great Amen, Sanctus – Holy Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Great Amen, Our Father, For the Kingdom and Lamb of God. (It has to be 9 Music when submitted NOT just one mass part).

Note: Mass settings will eventually need to be approved by the Archbishop before they can be used in liturgy. It is important that “not only does the text have to be sacred, but the music has to be sacred also. A popular, secular style is to be avoided.”[1]

The participants may choose the category that they would want to participate in or if they wish, they could join both.

[1] Sacred Music Guidelines

Eligibility

The competition is open to all baptized Filipino Catholics, 13 years old and above, and currently living in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver as Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen, Dual Filipino/Canadian Citizen, and/or Contract Workers (with Labour Market Affect Information). The organizing committee reserves the right to ask for proof of baptism and residency status from winners. Failure to produce valid proof is ground for automatic disqualification from being declared a winner.

Exclusions

  • 500YOC core group team members and their immediate family, and family of Filipino Ministry Office Core Group of Volunteers.
  • Professional composers who have been previously published and awarded nationally in Canada and/or Internationally.

Acceptable Entries

Music must be original BUT realistic. It must be something that can be easily sung by anybody of all ages. It does not need to be in 4 parts (SATB). Only Melody part will be judged. Music sheet should have a Treble, with Bass Clef and guitar chords. Submitted music must be something that can be played using a piano or organ or acoustic guitar.

The competition is faith oriented and thus must be consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. The entry must be original and should neither have been entered in any other contest nor ever printed commercially. The organizing committee reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, not to accept any entry that violates competition rules and church teachings.

Criteria

Content / Theme

Vocabulary & phrases

Listenability / Originality

Theme Accomplishments

Quality of ideas / organization of ideas

Appropriate use of words

Rhythm

Tone and Length

Submission of Entries

Deadline for submission of entries is at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Compliance shall be established by the time stamp of the receipt of music sheet and mp3 recorded music of the entry as email attachment addressed to: askmymusic@rocketmail.com with subject heading: “Song Writing Competition 2020”. Late submissions will not be entertained. Participants are encouraged to submit earlier than the specified deadline.

Announcement of winners and awarding of prizes will be done during an event which starts at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the St. John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver.

Each participant is limited to one (1) entry per category. There is no entry fee to be collected.

Composers retain all rights over their entries, although participation in this competition simultaneously grants the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver to use winning entries for the purposes of the church, indefinitely. All other compositions will not be retained by the organization, but the organizers shall keep the digital copy of all submitted entries (song sheets and mp3 recordings) and may be used at various Filipino Catholic Ministry events and in its Social and Communication Media channels.

Judging and Competition Results

The competition will be adjudicated by a Panel of Judges. The selection of the members of the Panel of Judges shall be the sole prerogative of the Filipino Ministry Office. The decisions of the judges are final.

Prizes

One finalist will be selected for each category with a prize of $500. Note that for the purpose of determining winners, Category B entries are treated as one regardless of whether they are written in English or Pilipino. There will also be a maximum of four (4) entries that will be given consolation prizes of $150 each among all participants from both Categories A & B combined. The organizers reserve the right not to award, withdraw, and/or forfeit any of the prizes should the entries fail to meet the competition requirements or found to have violated the competition rules and regulations. All qualified participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Acceptance of Rules and Regulations

By submitting an entry to this competition, a participant confirms having understood, agreed and expresses willingness to abide by the above rules and regulations.

For More Information

Contact Homer Reyes at askmymusic@rocketmail.com, 604-374-1486.

Celebrating the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Filipino Ministry Office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver is holding a painting contest themed “What does being a Filipino-Canadian Catholic mean?” Painting can be conceptual images based on the artist’s original expression or symbolic images representing the theme. Example: Story image or Religious Icon images.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all baptized Filipino-Canadian (with at least one Filipino immediate grandparent) Catholics, 13 to 25 years old, and currently living in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. The organizing committee reserves the right to ask for proof of baptism and residence status from winners. Failure to produce valid proof is ground for automatic disqualification from being declared a winner.

Acceptable Entries

Painting must be original and rendered on canvas sized 16” x 20” mounted on a stretcher or strainer. Medium may be in watercolour, oil, acrylic or mixed media. Use of full colour and contrasts is highly encouraged. The competition is faith oriented and thus must be consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The entry must be original and should neither have been entered in any other art or design contest nor ever printed commercially. The organizing committee reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, not to accept any entry that violates competition rules and/or church teachings.

Submission of Entries

Deadline for submission of entries is at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Compliance shall be established by the time stamp of the receipt of a photo image (in jpeg format that is no bigger than 2mb) of the entry as email attachment addressed to: rosettecorea@gmail.com with subject heading: “Painting Competition 2020”. Late submissions will not be entertained. Participants are encouraged to submit earlier than the specified deadline.

All participating entries must be brought physically at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the St. John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver. Announcement of winners and awarding of prizes will be done on that day as well.

Each artist is limited to one (1) painting entry. There is no entry fee to be collected. The artist’s name or any identifying mark must not appear on the face of the entry. However, the artist can sign their entries and print full name at the back of the painting.

Artists retain all rights over their painting, although participation in this competition simultaneously grants the Filipino Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver to use winning entries for the purposes of the church, indefinitely. All other artworks will not be retained by the organization, but the organizers shall keep the digital copy of all submitted entries and may be displayed at various Filipino Catholic Ministry events and in its Social and Communication Media channels.

Original artwork submitted by an artist will be available for pick-up after the competition concludes.

While all possible care will be taken for any and all submitted entries, the organizers assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to the submission before, during and/or after the competition.

Judging and Competition Results

The competition will be adjudicated by a Panel of Judges. The selection of the members of the Panel of Judges shall be the sole prerogative of the Filipino Ministry Office. The decisions of the judges are final.

Prizes

One finalist will be selected as winner with a price of $500. There will also be a maximum of four (4) entries that will be given consolation prizes of $150 each. The organizers reserve the right not to award, withdraw, and/or forfeit any of the prizes should the entries fail to meet the competition requirements or found to have violated the competition rules and regulations. All qualified participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Acceptance of Rules and Regulations

By submitting an entry to this competition, a participant confirms having understood, agreed and expresses willingness to abide by the above rules and regulations.

For More Information

Contact Rosette Correa at: rcorrea.rfmg@gmail.com, or call 604-779-3171.


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