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|SAVE THE DATE :
3 MARCH 2012, Saturday, 12:00 noon
COME AND JOIN US AGAIN IN THE FIL-AM COMMUNITY’S
INSPIRING EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION OF
GOD’S GRACE FOR UNITY AND SERVICE
|3 March 2012, Saturday 12:00 noon
ST. ANTHONY DE PADUA CHURCH
4414 Frankford Avenue Baltimore, MD 21206
|Migrant Heritage Commission’s
7th Annual People’s Mass
(2012 MISA NG BAYAN)
106th Year of Filipino Migration to the U.S.
|Celebrant : Rev. Fr. Fernando Suarez
(Philippines’ popular Healing Priest)
1.) Rev. Fr. Steve de Leon, SVD (MHC Spiritual Director and Pastor of the Star of the Sea Parish, VA Beach, VA)
2.) Rev. Fr. Ty Hollinger (Pastor of St. Anthony de Padua Parish, Baltimore, MD)
3.) Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Shannon, Parochial Vicar, Sta. Teresa Parish, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (Philippines)
4.) Rev. Father Pete Literal , Associate Pastor, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, MD (to be confirmed)
5.) Msgr. Mariano Balbago, Spiritual Director of various Fil-Am church groups (to be confirmed)
Organized by the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) with the support of various Fil-Am
organizations and immigrant communities.
With the special participation of the Knights and Columbus (thru the Santo Nino Council
9462 and the St. Michael Silver Spring MD chapter).
This year, the combined Filcom choirs in Baltimore will be the lead choir, courtesy of Tita
Kenney – Alliance of Two Hearts, Joy in the Spirit choir, St. Gabriel Choir, St. Joseph Filcom
Choir, Mama Mary Filipino community Choir, Santo Nino 9462 Choir & St. Jude Community
Choir. They will be joined by some volunteer choir members from other church-based
groups: Fil-Am Ministry of St. Michael in Silver Spring,MD , Filipino Community of the Most
Blessed Sacrament in Washington D.C., the Filipino Community of St. Rose of Lima
(Gaithersburg, MD), El Shaddai Catholic Charismatic Group of St. Stephen in DC, & the All
for Jesus Choir / Lord is my Shepherd of Christ the King in Silver Spring MD, and the Holy
Family Parish Filipino/American Heritage Group in Mitchelville/ Bowie, MD (last year’s lead
|HEALING SESSION OF FR. SUAREZ/
DINNER/DANCE RECEPTION FOLLOWS AFTER THE MASS
FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE
(An open community event so everyone is also welcome to share his favorite dish)
DJ/Dance music by a volunteer DJ
MHC will also offer FREE immigration/legal consultations during the reception.
Take advantage of this FREE service for immigrants.
HISTORY OF THE MISA NG BAYAN
The People’s Mass is an annual Holy Mass of the Fil-Am Community,
organized by the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), to thank our
Creator for the continuous blessings and guidance for sustained
Immigration of the Filipinos to the U.S. In line with Migrant Heritage
Commission’s institutional programs, it is a way of honoring and
saluting the Filipino Migrants for their vital contributions to the US
society and in helping sustain the Philippine economy. It is a well-
attended event of various Fil-Am organizations and community
members bringing people together in God’s grace and to foster a
culture of unity and service.
The special People’s Mass was first held at the Christ the King Church in Silver Spring, Maryland by Rev. Fr. Steve de Leon,
SVD during the 1998 Filipino Centennial Year Commemoration. This was institutionalized by the Migrant Heritage
Commission (MHC) in 2006 during the 100 Years (Centennial) Celebration of Filipino Migration to the U.S. when it held a
People’s Mass at the National Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (in DC) celebrated by Monsignor Lio
Rotor of the Vatican (Holy See) Mission. Since then the People’s mass was held in the following churches: 2nd People’s
Mass (2007) , St. Michael the Archangel Church in Silver Spring, MD ; 3rd People’s Mass (2008), Shrine of the Most
Blessed Sacrament in Washington D.C.; 4th People’s Mass (2009), St. Rose of Lima in Gaithersburg, MD; 5th Annual
People’s Mass (2010) , St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington D.C. 6th People’s Mass (2011) was held at PG County’s
historic site, the Holy Family Church in Mitchelville, MD. Most Rev. Bishop Martin Holley celebrated the People’s Mass in
2008 and 2010.
For more information, please call MHC Executive Board : Grace Valera, Jesse A. Gatchalian , Arnedo S. Valera, Esq. or
Antonio Calaro, 202-247-0117 / 202-631-8856 / 703-675-6334/ 240-460-3609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinated in the Baltimore area by MHC Envoy Flor Pantalunan-Dinglas (410-325-8174)
HEALING SESSIONS of FR. SUAREZ ARE ALSO SCHEDULED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:
01 MARCH 2012, THURSDAY, 7:30 p.m. Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Washington D.C.
02 MARCH 2012, FRIDAY, 7:30 p.m. St. Michael the Archangel Church, Silver Spring MD.
03 MARCH 2012, SATURDAY, 12:00 noon St. Anthony de Padua, Baltimore MD (right after the People’s Mass)
To register for the Fr. Suarez’ Healing session, please email name and age/contact details to email@example.com or
call Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) 202-247-0117 / 202-631-8856 or 703-675-6334