Priests from Sacramento Diocese attend Third National Assembly of Filipino Priests in Houston

Several Filipino priests serving in the Diocese of Sacramento are attending the Third Annual National Assembly of Filipino Priests in Houston Nov. 7-10, with the theme of "Joyfully and Faithfully Sharing God's Mercy." More than 300 Filipino priests serving throughout the U.S. are attending the gathering.

The National Association of Filipino Priests-USA promotes unity, support and total growth among Filipino priests ministering with their cultural gifts in the church in the United States, by serving as a venue for collaboration and forum for effective pastoral leadership.

Among those attending from the diocese are Father Loreto "Bong" Rojas, who teaches at St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, and Father Rey Bersabal, pastor of St. James Parish in Davis. Both are members of the association's national executive board. Also attending is Father Glenn Jaron, MSP, vicar for clergy, and Father Jovito Rata, director of vocations for the Diocese of Sacramento.

Among the speakers to the Filipino-American clergy was Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. To read a story about his address, visit

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