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Filipino Ministries

Welcome to the OLA Filipino Ministries

Join our group and get involved:

Our Lady of Angels Multicultural Group (OMG): A ministry welcoming new and regular parishioners to get involved in different ministries at Our Lady of Angels, Burlingame.

    • Grade Mass: Every Sunday, adult volunteers and mass coordinators are needed for the 6pm mass. Please arrive at 5:30pm to receive instructions for your role.
    • Movie Night for All Ages: OLA Family Movie admission is free and is hosted once a month at 6pm after the 5pm mass. Each movie night event is hosted by a different organization in our parish. Food is provided and fellowship follows. The movie location is in the Parish Lower Hall.

Eucharistic Ministers: To serve during the 6pm mass of the first, third, fourth and fifth. Sundays of each month. (appropriate training will be undertaken for the first timers).

Lectors and/or Readers: To serve during the 6pm mass of the first, third, fourth and fifth Sundays of each month.Training will be provided for new lectors and/or readers.

For more information, please call (510) 331-1801 or contact Gene Rebosura.

Filipino Choir: We’d like to invite you to sing during the 6pm mass every first and third Sundays of each month. Join a group of young Fil-Ams singing praise and worship songs. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome. Please contact Aivy Castillo at (650) 796-3794 or

Spiritual Events: Celebrate Faith Traditions

First Friday Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  • Date and Location: Every First Friday of the month in the Lower Hall at 8:30pm.
  • Description: A special Mass celebrated in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Priestly blessing for the monthly birthday and anniversary celebrants, novena prayer, charismatic praise and worship music. The mass ends with a potluck dinner. (Christmas Party during the first Friday of December).

Our Lady of Manaoag Anniversary Mass

  • Date and Location: Every First Sunday of March at 6pm.
  • Description: A special Mass celebrating the Anniversary of Our Lady of Manaoag. Recitation of the Rosary and procession up to the hall of Saints where the statue of our Lady is enshrined. Marian and Filipino music during the Mass.

Annual Obando Feast (More info)

  • Date and Location: Every third Saturday of May. Mass starts at 11am in the morning followed by the traditional dance procession from the church to the gymnasium for lunch, entertainment, and a fun-filled program.
  • Description: Feasts are a huge part of parish life in the Philippines. Still, in Obando, a town on Manila Bay, one church’s feast is famous for an unusual element, a fertility dance that serves as a form of prayer for couples who are hoping to conceive a child. A special Mass in honor of the three saints, St Clare of Assisi, St. Paschal Baylon, and Nuestra Senora de Salambao and fertility dance.

Annual Santo Nino de Cebu Fiesta

  • Date and Location: Every third Sunday of January at the 6pm Mass. There will be a procession to the Hall of Saints where the statue is enshrined, and a reception will follow at the Parish Lower Hall.
  • Description: For centuries, Filipino Catholics have a strong devotion to the Santo Nino, or in English, known as “The Child Jesus.” One of the oldest relics in the Philippines, the Santo Nino is widely believed to be miraculous. The image of this Child is found in many houses, establishments, businesses, and transportation throughout the Philippines. And here’s a fun fact: the Santo Nino is also often dressed in miniature costumes that often reflect the profession of its devotees such as doctors, nurses, policemen, and teachers. The statue was originally a gift from the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan to Rajah Humabon of Cebu and his chief consort during their baptism back in 1521. The Santo Nino stands approximately 12 inches tall, that is made of wood and carved as a Flemish-style. It depicts Jesus Christ as a child, with an amiable face, and dressed as a Spanish monarch. The statue is adorned in imperial regalia, which include a golden crown, a globus cruciger, as well as a scepter made of gold. The fine vestments were mostly offered by devotees for centuries. The image was made out of St. Theresa of Avila’s vision of the Child Jesus during the 16th century.

Last January 13th, OLA celebrated the Feast of the Santo Nino at the 6 p.m. Mass. Filipino Catholics around the Bay Area came in to celebrate as well as its devotees. The much awaited event, celebrated its 2nd year at OLA. The devotion to the Santo Niño is common with worldwide veneration of the Infant Jesus of Prague in the Czech Republic, while the Spanish or Latin American version is called the Santo Nino de Antocha.

The Santo Nino is replicated in many parts of the Philippines, along with different titles bearing its name. This is one of the most beloved and recognizable Filipino cultural icon. Its feast day usually falls on the 3rd Sunday of January, which includes a much celebrated annual dancing festival called the “Sinulog.” Today, the original Santo Nino image is permanently displayed on a bulletproof glass inside the chapel of the Basilica del Santo Nino in Cebu City.

Simbang Gabi (A Novena of Advent Masses)

  • Date and Location: Mass starts from December 15th - December 23rd at 7pm. First day celebrated by the Archbishop or Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and music by different choirs in the deanery. Reception follows only during the first day.
  • Description: 9-day Special concelebrated Masses celebrated by various churches belonging to Deanery 10 (Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Angels, Our Lady of the Pillar, St. Bartholomew, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Gregory, St. Luke, St. Mark and St. Matthew).