Filipino-American Community of St. Rose of Lima

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Visit this page for the latest information regarding the Filipino Mass at St. Rose and the Filipino Asian American Cultural School (FAACS) of St. Rose of Lima Church. Also known as the Filipino School of St. Rose of Lima, this weekend school operates when there are special functions to celebrate such as the "Flores de Mayo, September Anniversary Mass, St Rose Fiesta, last saturday of September, Simbang Gabi and Santo Nino."

 

ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH:

We are affiliated with the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, a Parish located at 11701 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland. 20878 Telephone No. (301) 948-7545. (Click here to go to the St. Rose of Lima Web Site.)PLEASE GO TO THIS SITE FOR A MAP AND DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH.


 

F I L I P I N O -- S C H O O L : REGISTRATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION PAGE:

. IF INTERESTED IN EITHER, PLS CONTACT CEZARINA BY EMAIL: CEZARINA@FilipinoMass.com - or you may Click here for the Filipino School Registration and General Information Page. Two months prior to each event, we start dance practices and classes in preparation for:

1) the Simbang Gabi held in December.

2) the Flores de Mayo held in May

3) the Anniversary Mass held in September instead of August. (& St. Rose of Lima Fiesta, last Saturday of the month

4) the Santo Nino held in January, usually the last Sunday of the month.

We are in need of more volunteers to help teach and assist in the school. Please contact Cezarina@FilipinoMass.com to volunteer or with inquiries. Matthew Aninzo will be coordinating boys dance lessons for our school. Contact him at Matthew@FilipinoMass.com

We previously held classes during the school year through May from 3pm to 5pm on Sundays (3 times a month), to include Tagalog, Culture and Dance, with up to 40 students including adults. We are willing to take on children/youth students only if they fully participate and their parents are also helpful and volunteer.


 

 

Matthew with Marie & Edrie...our young adult teachers..

 

F I L I P I N O - M A S S -- REGULAR INFORMATION:

At St. Rose of Lima, there is a Filipino Mass every SECOND Sunday of the month at 5:00pm (except for special occasions).

The Flores de Mayo is our biggest annual celebration with participation of the students of the Filipino School as well as many children from the Filipino Community. This is one of the best ways to introduce the Filipino Catholic heritage to your children. It also brings back many fond memories of one's youth in the Philippines.

We also have receptions four times a year after special masses. In May (more photos below), we have the Flores de Mayo/Santacruzan

(Click here to see a photo from a recent mass.)

Each year, we celebrate the Anniversary Mass usually in September. (Our first Filipino Mass was held August 21, 1994). In December, we have a Simbang Gabi or Pistahang Pilipino Mass. We have one evening of celebration for the mass. For special masses or those with memorial dedications (such as 40 days or baptisms) there will be reception hosted by the sponsor. When we have special masses such as the Flores de Mayo and Simbang Gabi there will be a pot luck reception with performances immediately following the mass. This is one opportunity where we will celebrate with the regular St. Rose of Lima Community.

All are welcome.

**** FILIPINO MASS - will be on the Second Sunday of the Month - unless otherwise indicated. Go to www.FilipinoMass.com for more up-to-date schedules.

The next big event is the Anniversary Mass which will be on Sunday, September 9, 2012, the culmination of our 18th Anniversary of Misang Pilipino at St. Rose of Lima. ****

**WE CHANGED OUR MASS SCHEDULE TO EVERY 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. THE MASS TIME HAS ALSO BEEN CHANGED TO 5PM.

PLEASE CHECK THE www.FilipinoMass.com WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO OR GET ON THE YAHOO MAILING LIST TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE SITUATION. **** More details to follow soon.

We are looking for volunteers for the Filipino Mass Committee. Please contact Cezarina at Cezarina@FilipinoMass.com or join the Yahoo group for Misang Pilipino: strosefilipinocommunity@yahoogroups.com.

(Click here to get to the Official St. Rose of Lima Filipino Community home page for more up-to-date info and messages.)

----- Prior history: F L O R E S . D E . M A Y O . Year 2 0 0 7 -----

At St. Rose of Lima in May 2007, we celebrated the Flores de Mayo and Santakrusan Procession followed by a Pot Luck Reception and Dance/Musical Performances during the reception.

(Click here to see the 2007 Reyna Emperatrix, Jessica Cornejo, daughter of St. Rose cantor and co-founder of Misang Pilipino, Teddy Cornejo)

Other photos will be posted.

HISTORY OF THE FILIPINO MASS AT ST. ROSE OF LIMA:

Sponsored by the Catholic Interratial Multicultural Committee and with the support of the Pastor, Father Bob Duggan, of St. Rose of Lima, we first celebrated Misang Pilipino in August 1994 with Father Kito Estepa as our celebrant. (Click here to see that photo from the mass.)

The Filipino Community participated in the annual Fiesta held this past September 30, 2006 with food coordinated by the Ortega Family and dance shows coordinated by Marie-Tess Fitzpatrick and Cezarina Cornejo Alzona (Co-Founder of St. Rose Misang Pilipino and the Filipino School). The mass participation was coordinated by Teddy Cornejo.

In June 2006 during Pentacost, the new church building for St. Rose of Lima was dedicated with Cardinal McCarrick. The Filipino Community was honored with putting the relic of San Antonio de Padua in the altar.

We celebrated 13 Years of Misang Pilipino in September 2007. Please continue to support our efforts by monthly attendance at our Filipino Mass.

NOVENA NEWS: Mother of Perpetual Help Novena - We are now planning the next Novena. If you are interested in participating in future Novenas, please send me an email (cezarina@hotmail.com). It is well known that Filipinos are Marian devotees, however, Mary is also the Patron Saint of America. We encouraged participation from the general St. Rose of Lima parish in this special yearly event sponsored by the Filipino Community. Please check this web page for up-to-date info on special prayer events.

SPECIAL PRAYERS AND INTENTIONS:

We need prayers for our troops in the Middle East.


 

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Performances of the Filipino School

We participate in many activities in our community, especially when it involves the children. Here the Queens chosen to represent MCPAA, such as Michelle, Miss MCPAA, Rina , Miss Teen MCPAA and Paige , Little Miss MCPAA. Click here to go to the Filipino Community Activities and Performances of our Filipino School Young Men and Women.

(Click here to see the Ambassador of the Philippines at the Gala Ball MCPAA Table.)The Filipino community of St. Rose of Lima participate in the various activities of the Filipino groups, especially the annual June Philippine Festival Parade held in DC and the Gala Ball this year held in the Hilton Hotel Virginia.

Representing MCPAA was Cezarina Cornejo Alzona (formerly Viqueira) and Marlon Deausen as Masters of Ceremonies. The Gala was held on June 15, 2002. (Click here to see the two Masters of Ceremony..



Web Info: Cezarina Cornejo Alzona (formerly Viqueira), webmaster

  • Personal Hotlist: Click here to see my son, Rico, who helped me do the web page. We are at the '98 Gala Ball with Sinta, the Reyna Emperatrix, and Mahnee Anselmo. ,

    EMAIL ADDRESS for inquiries about this web site: cezarina@hotmail.com

    Here is a picture of Cezarina with students from the Filipino School dancing.

    Here is me and my family in 2011! (Click here to see a detailed picture of Cezarina's family in 2011.)

    You will then see how much they have grown since 2000! (Click here to see a detailed picture of my family in 2000.) We have been dedicated to the St. Rose of Lima Community and have participated in all aspects of the parish community life. The Filipiino-American Community is just one of the many community programs of St. Rose. We hope that you will come and join in some of the activities.

    Please feel welcome to join us at any time.

    Remember: In Christ, we are bread for one another, broken, we gather, nourished, we reach out!


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