Office for Ethnic & Intercultural Communities
Many Cultures, One Church

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.

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June 2019

Multicultural Mass & Festival

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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At Pentecost, the diocese’s Catholic cultural communities come together in a vibrant multilingual, multicultural mass with liturgy, rituals and music highlighting their traditions. A festival featuring their faith history, free sampling of native cuisine and entertainment follows. All are welcome to this family-friendly event.

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August 2019

Conferencia Diocesana

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - August 8 @ 10:00 pm
Good Shepherd, 8200 Gold Coast Drive
San Diego, CA 92126 United States
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La Comision para Catolicos de Habla Hispana los invita a la [vc_custom_heading text="Alejandra Diaz" font_container="tag:p|font_size:20px|text_align:center|color:%230a0a0a|line_height:26px" google_fonts="font_family:Karla%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal"]With stories laced with humor and his personal style, the renowned Franciscan friar inspires his audiences to open themselves to the transformative power of God. The first night of this three-night conference will be bilingual to engage young Catholics, and the other two will be in Spanish. All families are welcome to this free event.Con historias llenas de humor y un estilo muy personal,…

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Very Rev. Michael Pham
Phone: (858) 490-8306
Charlotte Fajardo
Program & Event Coordinator 
Phone: (858) 271-0207 ext. 1204
Alejandra Diaz
Clerical Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8306

African Catholic Community
Bibiana Jones
Phone: (619) 252-0845

African-American Community
Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo, Advisor
Phone: (619) 549-1863

African-American Community
Jo Hart-Lloyd
Phone: (619) 368-2887

Filipino Community
Art Teodocio
Phone: (858) 243-7409

Filipino Community
Yolamarie Arguilla
Phone: (619) 245-3285

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

Hispanic Community
Gumaro Garcia
Phone: (619) 840-3511

Indian Catholic Community
Anita Lenus
Phone: (858)829-4067

Indonesian KKI-SD Community
Benjamin Liem
Phone: (858) 848-5282

Irish Community
Stephen Aherne
Phone: (619) 291-1630

Italian Catholic Federation
Patrizia Vigili
Phone: (760) 604-1970; (760) 431-1056;

Korean Community
Kaylee Pak
Phone: (858) 292-1960

Laotian Community
Kevin B Souvannaphong
Phone: (951) 348-5014

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

Native American-Mission San Antonio de Pala
Father Rey Manahan
Phone: (760) 742-3317

Samoan Community
Bernadette Aloese
Phone: (619) 248-4605

Samoan Community
Juliana Lutau
Phone: (619) 470-1468

San Diego Catholic Chinese Community
Ray Ng
Phone: (858) 382-1655

Tongan Community
Aivine Tautuiaki
Phone: (619) 408-0642

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

Vietnamese Community
Giai Do
Phone: (858) 253-1535