WHO ARE WE?
We are the immigrant Filipino families who came to Ocala because of job opportunities, largely in the medical profession. We, too, are families enjoying the golden years of retirement.
As young families, we come to Blessed Trinity Catholic Community to maitain, nourish and deepen our Catholic faith in Christ, especially among our children and the young. Rooted in religious traditions and popular expressions of piety which are uniquely Filipino, we join the Filipino elders in keeping our faith Alive in Christ here and now. We firmly believe that our Filipino Catholic traditions are moments of catechesis and re-evangelization. These are fertile grounds for inculturation, i.e. always in creative tension between our community and the diocesan and universal church.
Alive in Christ, we envision:
A vibrant Filipino-American family, faithful members of the Catholic Church in the parish of Blessed Trinity, strengthened, nurtured, and transformed by God’s life and love to a life of responsible stewardship.
A community that preserves and promotes religious Filipino tradition, culture, and values in liturgy and prayer, in ministry and ecclesial service, for the greater glory and honor of God.
Filipino American Catholic Family Core Group
- Richard Bernasol
- Carlito & Lilia Cruz
- Zeny Ebert
- Arceli & Jerondio C. Encienzo, Jr.
- Gemma Ferrer
- Emilia B. Pacariem
- Marissa Shull
- Steve & MhelÂ Taparan
Monthly First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), last Sunday in January
Ang Daan ng Krus, The Way of the Cross in Lent
San Isidro Labrador in March
May 13th Devotional Rosary and Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima
Alay kay Maria, last Saturday in May
Pahiyas in June
Novena prayers in honor of the Our Lady of Antipolo in July
Undas/Mass for the Faithful Departed in November
Pre-Christmas/Advent Reflections in December