Office for Ethnic and Intercultural Communities

The Office for Ethnic and Intercultural Communities, embracing cultural diversity as a strength of our Church, envisions sustaining each Catholic community’s cultural expressions of faith, while offering a sense of unity with all Catholics in the Diocese of San Diego, for the greater glory and honor of God.

Contacts

Very Rev. Michael Pham
Vicar General
Phone: (858) 490-8306
fr.michaelEmail at symbolgoodshepherdparish.net
Charlotte Fajardo
Assistant to the Vicar
Phone: (858) 271-0207 ext. 1204 
charEmail at symbolgoodshepherdparish.net
Alejandra Diaz
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8306
ADiazEmail at symbolsdcatholic.org

African Catholic Community
Bibiana Jones
Phone: (619) 252-0845
nwamakajonesEmail at symbolyahoo.com

African Community
Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo, Advisor
Phone: (619) 549-1863
emmaochigbo2001Email at symbolyahoo.com

African-American Community
Jo Hart-Lloyd
Phone: (619) 368-2887
jhartllEmail at symbolaol.com

Chinese Community
Ray Ng
Chair
Phone: (858) 382-1655
rayngEmail at symbolatt.net

Filipino Community
Yolamarie Arguilla
Chair
Phone: (619) 245-3285
ayolamarieEmail at symbolyahoo.com

Guamanian Community
Nicolasa Garrido
Phone: (619) 203-5277

Hispanic Community
Gumaro Garcia
Chair
Phone: (619) 840-3511
garciagumaro9Email at symbolgmail.com

Indian Catholic Community
Anita Lenus
Phone: (858)829-4067
anitaslenusEmail at symbolgmail.com

Indonesian KKI-SD Community
Benjamin Liem
President
Phone: (858) 848-5282
benliemEmail at symbolgmail.com

Irish Community
Stephen Aherne
Phone: (619) 291-1630
helpEmail at symbolirishoutreachsd.org

Italian Catholic Federation
Patrizia Vigili
Phone: (760) 604-1970; (760) 431-1056
icf230PresEmail at symbolgmail.com; patriziaEmail at symbolpatriziasultryladyofjazz.com

Korean Community
Kaylee Pak
Phone: (858) 292-1960
kccosdEmail at symbolgmail.com

Laotian Community
Kevin B Souvannaphong
Phone: (951) 348-5014
Donkeki3Email at symbolyahoo.com

Native America-St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Father Herman Manuel SVD
Phone: (619) 443-3412; (961) 237-9687
herman_manuelEmail at symbolhotmail.com

Native American-Mission San Antonio de Pala
Father Rey Manahan
Phone: (760) 742-3317
manahan.reyEmail at symbolgmail.com

Samoan Community
Bernadette Aloese
Phone: (619) 248-4605
bernadettealoese2284Email at symbolgmail.com

Samoan Community
Juliana Lutau
Phone: (619) 470-1468
jlutauEmail at symbolgmail.com

Tongan Community
Aivine Tautuiaki
Phone: (619) 408-0642
tautuiakiaivineEmail at symbolyahoo.com

Tongan Community
Kekekolio Taulanga
Phone: (619) 760-6509

Vietnamese Community
Giai Do
Phone: (858) 253-1535
giaiqdoEmail at symbolgmail.com

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October 2019

Festa 2019 Mass & Procession

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amici Park, 1660 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free

Unity Dinner

October 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Holy Trinity, El Cajon, 405 Ballard Street
El Cajon, CA 92019 United States
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$25.00

November 2019

Samoan Annual Mass

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saint Rita Catholic Church, 5124 Churchward Street
San Diego, CA 92114 United States
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Free

Vietnamese Martyrs

November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Good Shepherd, 8200 Gold Coast Drive
San Diego, CA 92126 United States
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Free

December 2019

Procession And Mass For Our Lady Of Guadalupe

December 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Golden Hall, 202 W C Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free

Simbang Gabi 2019 – Dec 15 – 24

December 15, 2019 - December 24, 2019
View Flyer CA United States
Free

January 2020

Feast Celebration of Black Nazarene

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saint Joseph Cathedral, 1535 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saint Rita Catholic Church, 5124 Churchward Street
San Diego, CA 92114 United States
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Free

Vietnamese New Year’s Eve Mass

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holy Spirit, San Diego, 2725 55th Street
San Diego, CA 92105 United States
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Free

February 2020

The Revival

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - February 5 @ 9:00 pm
Holy Spirit, San Diego, 2725 55th Street
San Diego, CA 92105 United States
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