Posts Tagged ‘Expatriate Samoans’

Samoan voices praise Mary in Washington’s Basilica

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC took place last month. About 1,000 people from 20 groups representing different communities within Asia and the Pacific Islands participated in the Mass in honour of Mary. The various communities marched into Read more

Samoan Church group brings the flavour of the Pacific to Des Moines

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Pull up to the Samoan Christian Fellowship in Des Moines on certain Saturdays and you’ll smell the aroma of grilled chicken and pork ribs rubbed with a “super secret” sauce and spun over an open flame, “huli huli” style. “We have Samoan friends, and any food they touch is delicious, so I stopped when I Read more

Archbishop Alapati goes to Washington

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Archbishop Alapati Lui Mata’eliga of the Archdiocese of Samoa – Apia has become the first Samoan priest to celebrate Mass at the largest Catholic Church in the United States. Last Sunday he was the celebrant and homilist of the 10:30 a.m. English Mass which is one of the National Shrine’s six Sunday services. The Basilica Read more