Purpose: The Office of Asian Ministry provides a channel for systematic communication, collaboration and coalition among the many different Asian communities and their organizations within the Diocese. We provide continued evangelization of Asian Catholics. In collaboration with the other ministries of the Diocese we provide ongoing training and education for lay leadership. The Office of Asian Ministry and the Diocese of Richmond provides the opportunity to listen to and respond to the strengths, challenges and needs of these diverse communities.
This Being Asian is best discovered and affirmed not in confrontation and opposition, but in the spirit of complementarity and harmony. In this framework of complementarity and harmony, the Church can communicate the Gospel in a way that is faithful both to her own tradition and to the Asian soul.
The Church of Asia (Ecclesia in Asia), no.6
The Cebuano Speaking Association of Tidewater celebrated the 20th anniversary of their annual Santo Niño Novena, Fiesta and Sinulog, honoring the Santo Niño de Cebu, the Divine Protector of the Philippines. Please visit our Filipino Ministry Page for more information about this beautiful celebration.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Simbang Gabi for the Diocese of Richmond. Join other pilgrims around the Diocese in December for this nine day novena.