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“It is an opportunity to rejoice and nourish your spirit, to learn and deepen your faith,” Bishop Gerald Barnes wrote in his letter of invitation to the event. “May you come to appreciate what you have in common, and that which makes you unique.”

Workshops will be given in six languages: Chamorro, English, Korean, Tongan, Indonesian and Vietnamese. Father Rafael Partida, Episcopal Vicar for the Riverside Pastoral Region will offer the keynote address and Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego will celebrate the closing Mass. 

“Hopefully people will get an idea of stewardship and collaboration,” said Sister Maria Jennifer Nguyen, Director of the Asian-Pacific Ministry. “This conference is for Asian-Pacific communities, but we also invite anyone who wants to join.”

There is a $10 registration fee, which will help cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. The last day to register for the conference will be May 19.

The Diocesan Office of Asian-Pacific Ministry and the Dan Murphy Foundation are sponsoring the conference in collaboration with the Asian-Pacific Ministry Advisory Board. 

For more information regarding the conference or to register, contact Sr. Nguyen at the Office of Asian-Pacific Ministry at 909-475-5348.