Upon his appointment as Vicar for Filipinos in 2010, Fr. Eugene Tungol called on a group of Filipino clergy and parish lay leaders and organized the Filipino Ministry Consultative Board (FMCB) as the Filipino Ministry’s operating arm. FMCB is headed by the Vicar for Filipinos. The FMCB consists of a board of directors, committees, and advisors. The board of directors serve in an advisory capacity to the Vicar, and plan the organization’s activities. The FMCB committees organize and implement the specific activities of the FMCB; with each committee headed by two members from the board of directors.
While the FMCB was formed in 2010, it has roots with The Office of Filipino Catholic Affairs (FCA) which was established in 1983, as well as other less formal Filipino assemblies of clergy and lay people who proactively organized numerous Filipino celebrations within the Archdiocese like the Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The FMCB envisions a vibrant, and multi-generational Filipino American Catholic community within the Archdiocese of San Francisco working together to celebrate, promote, and preserve its Filipino faith practices and religious cultural traditions.
In January 2022, Fr. Angel Quitalig was appointed Vicar for Filipinos by Archbishop Salvatore Cordilleone. He also serves as President of the Filipino Ministry Consultative Board (FMCB).
Mission and Vision
To serve as an effective archdiocesan agency that promotes the use of Filipino faith practices and religious cultural traditions to inspire and strengthen the Christian faith of all members within the universal church.
First FMCB Board with Fr. Eugene Tungol, 2011