천주교 서울대교구 사회사목국 이주사목위원회 MIGRANT PASTORAL COMMISSION

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SEOUL FILIPINO CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (SFCC) is a group of Catholic Filipino migrant workers in Korea administered by the Mission Society of the Philippines under the auspices of the Seoul Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre for Filipino Migrants. Rev. Fr. Alfredo G. Africa Jr., MSP is the current Chaplain of the SFCC.

The Filipino Community has started to be organized as a cohesive group with its own identity in the Archdiocese of Seoul in the year 1992. It started with about 2,000 churchgoers but the number of active members had dwindled because of the constant movement of the migrant workers from one place to another. To date, churchgoers on a given Sunday are estimated to reach an average of nine hundred people and a couple of hundreds more on special occasion like Christmas and Easter.

Different ministries were created in order to allow people to share their talents and services to the community. Those who take an active role in the different aspects of Filipino Community life are called “Volunteers.” Among the Ministries and Committees that were formed are the following: Worship and Liturgy, Education, Temporalities or Finance, Extra-ordinary Communion Ministry, Sports and Recreation, and FMAA or Filipino Mission Auxiliary Association which is a lay organization that is closely linked to the Mission Society of the Philippines (MSP). There are about 170 volunteers sharing their time and talents in different ministries.

HFCC covers the Filipino community of Taerim with a regular Sunday mass schedule and the El Shaddai Prayer Partners Community.

To enhance and sustain the spiritual and pastoral life of the community, religious activities such as retreat and recollection, value formation and skills seminar and training are regularly administered. Different Bible Sharing groups were organized as well. These programs and activities intend to provide a wholistic approach towards personality development. In the final analysis, the HFCC becomes not just a secular community that responds to the needs of the people but also a messenger of the Good News of the Lord. They become collaborators in spreading the message of God’s love.

As the Filipino Community in Seoul celebrates its 25th Anniversary of its foundation, it is taking a new name from Hyehwadong Filipino Catholic Community to SEOUL FILIPINO CATHOLIC COMMUNITY. Though the church where the community celebrates the sacraments is located in Hyehwadong, but the people come from different parts of Seoul and its Suburbs. In Addition, Seoul is the capital of SouthKorea where Filipinos congregate every Sunday.
Address 58, Changgyeonggung-ro 43-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Korea(Seongbuk-dong 1(il)-ga) Tel (02) 765-0870
Mass Every Sunday 1:30 pm(Hyewha Church)
Every Wednesday 8:30 PM / 1st Saturday 8:30 PM(Philippines Center in Seongbuk-dong)
Every Thursday 9PM / 1st & 3rd Sunday 11AM(Sungdong Welfare center)