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Filipino Catholic Ministry

About the Filipino Catholic Ministry

The Filipino Catholic Ministry seeks to administer to the needs of the Filipino-American Catholics in the Greater New Orleans Area (or at least the extent that the Archdiocese of New Orleans reaches) and does this primarily through three ministries:
(1) Prayer Groups that carry on devotions mostly to the Holy Mother:
         Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Group (meets every First Saturday of the month);
         Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Prayer Group (meets every Second Sunday of the month);
         Mother of Perpetual Help Community (meets every Third Sunday of the month);
         Our Lady, Queen of Peace Prayer Group (meets every Fourth Sunday of the month); and
         Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (meets every Friday)
(2) Seasonal celebrations of feast days that are observed in the Philippines:
         Santo Niño Feast Day Celebration (Third Sunday of January)
         Santacruzan and Marian Crowning (First Saturday of May)
         Joint Feast Day Celebration of Filipino Canonized Saints (Last Saturday of September)
         Simbang Gabi (Novenary Masses to Honor the Blessed Mother, Dec. 16-24)
(3) Pastoral Visits to Filipino seamen whose ships are docked in or near New Orleans (mostly requests to have mass onboard). This is in partnership with the Stella Maris Maritime Center.

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