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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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