천주교 서울대교구 사회사목국 이주사목위원회 MIGRANT PASTORAL COMMISSION

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[Establishment and Title]
The Seoul Filipino Catholic Community (hereinafter referred to as the "Community") is a community under the auspice of the ‘Migrant Pastoral Committee’ of the Seoul Archdiocese. It was established in 1992 under the name of 'Hyehwa-dong Filipino Catholic Community (HFCC)' for Filipino migrants and workers in Korea. In 2017, the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the community, the name of the community has changed from HFCC to Seoul Filipino Catholic Community(SFCC), because most of the mass attendees are from Seoul city area and Seoul is the symbol of capital of Korea.

[Priest]
The community is administerd by the priests of the ‘Missionary Society of the Philippines [MSP]’. Since its establishment in 1992, it has been taken cared by the following chaplains, namely Fr. Restituto Galang MSP, Fr. Glenn Jaron MSP, Fr Alvin Parantar MSP, Fr. Alfredo Africa JR MSP, Now Fr Leonilo Paburicot MSP, who took office in June 2019, is the present chaplain of the community.

[Mass]
The masses for the community are celebrated at four venues Hyehwa-dong Cathedral (1:30 pm. every Sunday), the small community "El Shaddai" (11 am every 1st and 3rd Sunday), "Doksandong church" (1pm. every Sunday), and the SFCC Center in Seongbukdong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (9 pm. every Wed, and 8:30 pm. on every Sat). All the masses are being celebrated in the local language ‘Tagalog’.
In the case of the Hyehwa-dong Cathedral Mass, about 2,000 Filipino migrants and workers participated in the Sunday Mass in the early days of the establishment of the community, but the average number of churchgoers participating in the mass has remained at around 900 due to changes in the Korean government's policy on migrants and changes in labor conditions in the Seoul metropolitan area in these days. However, more than 1,500 Filipinos have been participating in mass on grand holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

[Organization]
There are varieties of pastoral divisions (ex: Rite, Education, Finance, The holy, Sports & Recreation, and the FMAA, an organization of laymen very close to the MSP), which has 170 volunteers in SFCC organization.

[Mission]
The Philippine Community regularly operates programs of retreat and biblical education under the guidance of the priest to perform its functions as a real-life organization that meets the needs of migrants and workers, as well as serve as a messenger to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, sports events and outdoor events are held regularly to soothe the nostalgia of migrant workers in foreign countries and to promote mutual friendship and mental and physical training. Among them, the event held every year at the Chuseok holiday is the biggest events, inviting famous artists from home country, and holding events to console migrant workers on a spectacular stage. In particular, the community is actively providing information and providing community help in resolving personal difficulties such as human rights, wages and diseases through cooperation with the Migrant Pastoral Committee.
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)