Filipino Council of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Inc.
St. Louis Catholic Church
12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville Md 21029
July 26, 2017
To all Filipino families and Fil-Am organizations;
May the peace and joy of the Holy Spirit be with you!
On behalf of Archbishop William Lori and the Filipino Council of Archdiocese of Baltimore (FC of AOB), we wish to invite you and your organization to the 7th Filipino Saints Fiesta Celebration in Archdiocese of Baltimore to honor the First Two Filipino Saints: San Lorenzo Ruiz & San Pedro Calungsod, on September 17, 2017 starting at 1:30 pm at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen (CMOQ), on N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210.
Responding to the call to be missionary disciples as expressed by Pope Francis and Archbishop William Lori, it is our intention this year to make this joyful celebration a Day of Spirit-Filled Encounter with God. As in the past, all Filipino organizations and Filipino-Americans families living or serving the various states of MD, VA, DC, DE, and NJ, and PA come and celebrate our faith, unity, and Filipino culture and religiosity We especially invite you and your organization to join us and many other Fil-Am organizations so that we can pray and celebrate as One People of God for the gifts of San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod.
In connection with this participation, we ask you to help in the following:
- PRAY, PROMOTE, AND ATTEND: As people of faith, we encourage you to pray for the success of the event and join the 3-Days Prayer and Reflection (Triduum) on September 12th, 13th, 14th of September. If you cannot make the Triduum, join us in the Filipino Saints Fiesta Celebration on September 17th at CMOQ. Please promote our Filipino Saints and this Filipino Fiesta to your families and friends in whatever means available. If you have any question, please contact Mrs. Agnes Nepomuceno, at 443-254-5175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FIESTA SALU-SALO (POTLUCK): As in the Philippines, we celebrate Fiesta with food and hospitality, we request all participating organizations and parishes to bring Filipino dishes, tables, and tents, where your members and friends can have “Salo-Salo” after the Mass. Tents and tables of food may be set up at the Cathedral; Plaza at 12:00 PM. For space reservation and inquiry, please contact John Smith, the Overall Chairman of the Fiesta at 443-790-3425 or email@example.com.
- REPRESENTATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE LITURGY OF THE MASS:
We seek wider representation/participation from organizations in the Choir and Celebration of the Mass. Kindly bring a banner of your organization that we may promote your presence and collaboration. If there are Choirs or instrumentalists in your organization who wish to participate, please contact Dr. Myrna Ortega at 410-615-0776 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FINANCIAL SUPPORT: We welcome love offerings from each organization to cover the expenses of the celebration. As Commemorative Souvenir Book will be printed to feature Filipino community’s response to Pope Francis’ call to missionary discipleship as expressed in his “Joy of the Gospel, and publish the Donors and Supporters of Filipino ministry in AOB. Sponsorship options and direction is in the attached document. Kindly make your tax deductible donation payable to “FC of AOB.” If you have special prayer intentions, please let us know that we may include them for the Triduum and Fiesta Sunday
A Certificate of Appreciation and a gift will be given to each participating organizations in recognition of the support and participation you show to this Fiesta. For purposes of planning and other details: Please let us know the name of the leader of your organization who will be called to receive the recognition award. Get in touch with the FC of AOB Secretariat: FPunoDC@gmail.com (Fatima Puno De Castro) or phone: 443-642-8037
Thank you very much for helping us succeed. We hope and pray that you will consider joining us and supporting the Filipino Saints Fiesta and giving evidence of our solidarity and vibrant faith.
Let us together pray for one another and seek the intercession of San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod for the welfare of our families and for peace in our beloved country, the Philippines.
God bless you and your families.
Sincerely in Christ,
|LTC John S. Smith, Esq.
Chairperson of FC of AOB
|Ms. Agnes Nepomuceno
Vice –Chairperson of FC – AOB
|Ms. Helen Sadorra
FC of AOB Treasurer
| Rev. Pete D. Literal
Chaplain of FC- AOB