The Filipino Catholic Community in Frankfurt is under the jurisdiction of the Bistum Limburg. The members of the community are Filipinos not only from Frankfurt but also from the neighboring places as far as Darmstadt, Offenbach. Nieder-Grundau and Main-Taunus-Kreis.

The history of this community began in 1995 when the members of El Shaddai Prayer Partners Foundation International Frankfurt Chapter started to gather and have prayer gatherings in small places. As the group grew in number, there was a need to look for a convenient and suitable location for their spiritual assemblies. Through the support and assistance of German friends, the St. Ignatius Church was finally offered to them as the center of their religious activities.

In the course of time, out of this El Shaddai prayer group emanated the Couples for Christ until it was decided to finally form a Filipino Catholic Community with the support of a Filipino priest from Belgium, Fr. Rene Mangahas, SVD. After sometime, the supervision of the community was assumed by Fr. Fernando Santos, SVD but he left in 2007. Fr. Agustin Nkwain, a Nigerian priest was assigned by the Diocese of Limburg to cater the spiritual needs of the Filipino community in St. Ignatius Church Frankfurt.

In February of 2011, through the partnership between the Diocese of Alaminos and the Diocese of Limburg, Fr. Arnold Benedicto U. Pola, Jr., a member of the Opifices Christi Missionary Priests was appointed and installed as the first official Chaplain of the Filipino Catholic Communities in the Diocese of Limburg.

Through his supervision and management, the structure and leaders of the different ministries were set up. To enhance the spiritual needs and activities of the Filipinos in this community, the different spiritual, cultural and traditional devotions were introduced as part of the yearly celebrations of the community.

Fr. Beni, also as part of his job, attended to the different needs and problems of the migrants especially the new members of the community. Under his Chaplaincy, he was able to put order, structure and system to make this Filipino parish here in Frankfurt united, welcoming and loving community.


Name of the Church: St Ignatius Church
  Gärtnerweg 60, 60322 Frankfurt Am Main
Mass Schedule: Every Sundays
  Time: 14:00, on Special Occassions 13:00
 
1st Sunday -Filipino
2nd Sunday -English
3rd Sunday -German
4th-5th Sunday -English
   
Establishment: Between 1996-1997
Established by: Rev. Fr. Rene Mangahas, SVD
   
   
Present Leaders Jonalyn Lozanes - Coordinator
  Beth Keller - Sub Coordinator
  Nenita Hidalgo Donato - Secretary & Internal Affairs 
   
Ministry Leaders Alice Dela Cruz - Worship Ministry
  Juanita Gocatek - Worship Ministry Assistant
  Antonio Lozanes - Liturgical Music Head
  Alice Dela Cruz - Lectors and Commentators
  Norma Roman - Mother Butler Head
  Enrique Dela Rosa - Knights of the Altar
   
  Virgilio Roman - Formation / Education Ministry & External Affairs
  Remy Zarn - Temporal Ministry & Asst EA Head
  Dante Dela Cruz - Treasurer
  Corazon Bielek - Auditor
  Romella Herber - Property Custodian & Asst EA Head
  Beth Keller - Kitchen & Halle In-Charge
   
  Veronica Hassold - Head of Collectors
  Rominalda Ranon - Social Action Ministry
  Beth Keller - Asst Social Action Ministry
  Juanita Gocatek - Migrants Ministry
  Jordan Mallari - Youth Ministry Leader 
  Martina Guinyawan - Assistant Youth Leader
  Ivy Marasigan - Adviser to the Youth
  Beth Guinyawan & Mario Guinyawan - Family Life
   
Affiliates' Leaders Rose Alconada - Word of Life
  Rosemarie Hamilton - Divine Mercy
  Lito Agoncillo - Spirit of Love
  Grace Görlach - Twin Hearts of Jesus and Mary
  Norma Roman - Sacred Heart
  Joel Barros - El Shaddai
   
  Seniour Citizen - Nene Sarmiento-Rellora
  IT Group - Michael Marasigan
  Nurses Group - Harvey Macaroy

 



Community Activities 

Monthly Activities  
Sto. Nino Sinulog Festival 2nd or 3rd Sunday of January
Fasching for Kids February before Ash Wednesday
Lenten Seasons March/April 

May Flower Festival and Santacruzan

Monday after 4th Sunday of May

Spring/Summer Gala 

May/June
Children and Youth Festival July/August
Diocesan Big Barrio Fiesta 2nd Sunday of September

Rosary Month

October
Solemnity of Christ the King Last Sunday of October
Simbang Gabi December 16-24
Christmas Gala and Christmas Party 1st or 2nd Saturday of December
Formation, Seminars, Recollections, Retreats, Pilgrimages To be announced
Christmas Concert December

 

Sunday Fellowships and Agapes

Word of Life

Mini Barrio Fiesta 

Spirit of Love

El Shaddai

Divine Mercy Novena Prayer

 

 

1st Sunday of the Month/Anniversary in February 

2nd Sunday of the Month/Anniversary in September

3rd Sunday of the Month/Anniversary in June

4th Sunday of the Month/Anniversary in September

All Sundays of the Month/Anniversary in April

Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebration

All Sundays after the Fellowhips

Friday Activities of the Month

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Twin Hearts                                   

First Friday Mass for the Sacred Heart

Youth Formation and Mass

Lectors/Commentators/EEM Formation, Meeting and Practice

Choir Practice

Fellowship Dance/Zumbang Gabi

 

First Friday at 16:00 Uhr

First Friday at 18:00 Uhr/Anniversayr in 4th Sunday of June

 

3rd Friday at 16:00 Uhr

4th Friday at 18:00 Uhr

All Fridays of the Month at 5:00 Uhr and Sundays at 12:00Uhr

All Fridays of the Month after Choir Practice

 

Frankfurt

Wetzlar

Wiesbaden

Limburg

Bad Homburg

Mass Schedules

marker.pngSt Ignatius Church Sundays 14:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Marien Church 1ˢᵗ Saturday 17:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Andreas Church 2ᶮᵈ Saturday 16:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Vincenz Church 3ʳᵈ Saturday 15:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Michael Kapelle 4ᵗʰ Sunday 15:00 Uhr  

    Check the Community Calendar

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