NEW YORK, August 22, 2011?The Filipino clergy of Staten Island in New York will hold a concert to promote the forthcoming assembly of Filipino clergy in Los Angeles, California on November 8-11, 2011.
The benefit concert will feature well-known Filipino soprano, Lani Misenas, an operatic Filipino tenor, Jun Penaverde, and the popular San Lorenzo Choir of New York City.
The “Singing Filipino Priests of Staten Island” with some laity friends will also participate with some choral numbers.
Titled “Cantate”, the concert will be held on October 1st at 7:30 pm, at St. Joseph-St. Thomas Parish Auditorium, 6097 Amboy Rd., Staten Island, New York.
Coordinated by Father Erno Diaz, administrator of St. Margaret Mary’s Parish in Staten Island, the benefit concert is being organized as a response to the appeal of Bishop Oscar Solis, a Filipino Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, to help support the First National Assembly for Filipino Priests.
The gathering aims “to organize all Filipino priests serving in the USA and form a National Association… and to provide a national venue for Filipino priests to come together in a spirit of fraternity and unity, foster solidarity, and provide support for each other in our pastoral ministry in this country.”
Some 800 Filipino priests serving in various dioceses all over the United States have been invited to the event.
The general admission ticket is $25. For more information and for tickets, call: Fr. Erno (917-829-0742, Fr. Frank (718-344-3041), Fr. Gil (917-842-5169) , Fr. Vic (646-750-9463), Fr. Leeboy (718-689-0238), Fr. Anthony (646-469-8922), Fr. Deo (917-609-4830), Deacon Gary (718-727-7350). (CBCPNews)