Filipino Ministry’s 10th Annual Gala
A Cultural and Musical Fundraiser Extravaganza
Join the fun and excitement at the Filipino Ministry’s 10th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 16, 5:30 PM at the Patrons’ Hall of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. This event is the continuation or second part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. The first part started with the “Journey of Faith Conference” held in 2021. The milestone celebration inspires gratitude for the gift of faith Filipinos received 500 years ago and the responsibility of sharing that faith.
Today, more than ever, Filipino-Americans have a reason to celebrate. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Annual Gala is back. This year’s celebration will feature a musical and cultural extravaganza. We will showcase the talent and creativity of our Filipino youth and young adults in the field of music and cultural dance. And it will give us an opportunity to affirm the presence and prominence of Filipino Catholics in the local church and beyond. Today, many parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are led by Filipino pastors, parochial vicars and administrators. Having been entrusted a leadership role in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Filipino clergy and the laity have reached a milestone with our strong visible presence. We need to celebrate the GIFT OF FAITH we received 500 years ago and highlight our “unique” contributions to our Archdiocese, our adopted country and throughout the world.
The Filipino Ministry’s Annual Gala is not just a fundraiser…it is the annual gathering of the Filipino community to celebrate our faith, our culture, our heritage, and promote fellowship with all the faithful of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. By sharing our culture with others, we send a message of hope for unity in diversity not only in our community but across the country and around the world.
The “Kariktan” Dance Company, the Sincerity Girls and the St. Augustine’s Children Choir will be among the featured performers at the 10th Annual Gala. Click here to view the video presentation by the St. Augustine’s Children’s Choir (SACC) at the Journey of Faith Conference held in July last year. We are happy to announce SACC will be travelling on a 3-city tour in Italy June 6-12, 2023. They have been invited to sing at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, at the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, and at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice.