St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic Community

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

Filipino Community Ministry
by: Web Editor mq 05/13/15 05:34am

The Filipino Community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Ontario has been privileged to be able to celebrate our religious and cultural traditions. 

We have been fortunate to have for 18 years starting from Msgr. Laurenco Avila, founder of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton continued on with Rev. Charles Schultz, STD and now our current Pastor, Fr. John S. Vieira to let us celebrate, express and share our heritage with our parish and diocesan community.

Among the various religious & cultural traditions that we celebrate annually are: 

• Sto. Nino Feast – 2nd Saturday of January. This beautiful devotion to the Holy Child Jesus is found in all Catholic homes across the entire Philippines. At our celebration and fellowship, we give out statuettes of the Santo Niño as a remembrance.

• Santacruzan - 2nd Saturday in the month of May, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the season of colorful festivals. This Filipino tradition, introduced by the Spanish conquerors, is more than 100 years old and lives on even in Europe and America. At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton we celebrate the Santacruzan with the same pageantry and glamour as the townsfolk in our homeland.

• Flores De Mayo (Flowers of May) – also celebrated in the month of May usually with our Santacruzan. We pray the rosary, offer flowers to the Virgin Mary, and share homemade delicacies as the community gathers together in fellowship.

• Simbang Gabi – begins formally on Dec. 16th with attendance at the first of nine-day masses and continues on until Dec. 24th. Simbang Gabi is celebrated as part of the Diocesan Filipino Ministry of San Bernardino in different parishes.  This year our Simbang Gabi will be celebrated on Friday, December 18th.

• Filipino Cultural Night – gives us the opportunity to experience our Filipino culture through artistic and traditional performances and unique delicacies to educate and enlighten the audience with the beauty of the Filipino culture. Our celebration on August 8th, 2009 showcased our heritage, traditional Filipino dances, traditional musical performances, and cultural presentation on the history of the Philippines.

For more information contact:
Willie Bugaoan
909-268-9198
wbugaoan@aol.com 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic Community

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

Filipino Community Ministry
by: Web Editor mq 05/13/15 05:34am

by: Web Editor mq

The Filipino Community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Ontario has been privileged to be able to celebrate our religious and cultural traditions. 

We have been fortunate to have for 18 years starting from Msgr. Laurenco Avila, founder of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton continued on with Rev. Charles Schultz, STD and now our current Pastor, Fr. John S. Vieira to let us celebrate, express and share our heritage with our parish and diocesan community.

Among the various religious & cultural traditions that we celebrate annually are: 

• Sto. Nino Feast – 2nd Saturday of January. This beautiful devotion to the Holy Child Jesus is found in all Catholic homes across the entire Philippines. At our celebration and fellowship, we give out statuettes of the Santo Niño as a remembrance.

• Santacruzan - 2nd Saturday in the month of May, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the season of colorful festivals. This Filipino tradition, introduced by the Spanish conquerors, is more than 100 years old and lives on even in Europe and America. At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton we celebrate the Santacruzan with the same pageantry and glamour as the townsfolk in our homeland.

• Flores De Mayo (Flowers of May) – also celebrated in the month of May usually with our Santacruzan. We pray the rosary, offer flowers to the Virgin Mary, and share homemade delicacies as the community gathers together in fellowship.

• Simbang Gabi – begins formally on Dec. 16th with attendance at the first of nine-day masses and continues on until Dec. 24th. Simbang Gabi is celebrated as part of the Diocesan Filipino Ministry of San Bernardino in different parishes.  This year our Simbang Gabi will be celebrated on Friday, December 18th.

• Filipino Cultural Night – gives us the opportunity to experience our Filipino culture through artistic and traditional performances and unique delicacies to educate and enlighten the audience with the beauty of the Filipino culture. Our celebration on August 8th, 2009 showcased our heritage, traditional Filipino dances, traditional musical performances, and cultural presentation on the history of the Philippines.

For more information contact:
Willie Bugaoan
909-268-9198
wbugaoan@aol.com 

St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton Catholic
Community

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

Filipino Community Ministry
by: Web Editor mq 05/13/15 05:34am

The Filipino Community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Ontario has been privileged to be able to celebrate our religious and cultural traditions. 

We have been fortunate to have for 18 years starting from Msgr. Laurenco Avila, founder of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton continued on with Rev. Charles Schultz, STD and now our current Pastor, Fr. John S. Vieira to let us celebrate, express and share our heritage with our parish and diocesan community.

Among the various religious & cultural traditions that we celebrate annually are: 

• Sto. Nino Feast – 2nd Saturday of January. This beautiful devotion to the Holy Child Jesus is found in all Catholic homes across the entire Philippines. At our celebration and fellowship, we give out statuettes of the Santo Niño as a remembrance.

• Santacruzan - 2nd Saturday in the month of May, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the season of colorful festivals. This Filipino tradition, introduced by the Spanish conquerors, is more than 100 years old and lives on even in Europe and America. At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton we celebrate the Santacruzan with the same pageantry and glamour as the townsfolk in our homeland.

• Flores De Mayo (Flowers of May) – also celebrated in the month of May usually with our Santacruzan. We pray the rosary, offer flowers to the Virgin Mary, and share homemade delicacies as the community gathers together in fellowship.

• Simbang Gabi – begins formally on Dec. 16th with attendance at the first of nine-day masses and continues on until Dec. 24th. Simbang Gabi is celebrated as part of the Diocesan Filipino Ministry of San Bernardino in different parishes.  This year our Simbang Gabi will be celebrated on Friday, December 18th.

• Filipino Cultural Night – gives us the opportunity to experience our Filipino culture through artistic and traditional performances and unique delicacies to educate and enlighten the audience with the beauty of the Filipino culture. Our celebration on August 8th, 2009 showcased our heritage, traditional Filipino dances, traditional musical performances, and cultural presentation on the history of the Philippines.

For more information contact:
Willie Bugaoan
909-268-9198
wbugaoan@aol.com