San Pedro Calungsod
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San Pedro Calungsod
1654 - 1672

THE PATRON

Saint Pedro Calungsod (c. 1654 – April 2, 1672) is a Filipino Roman Catholic martyr who was killed while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672. He was beatified on March 5, 2000, by Pope John Paul II. As a skilled sacristan and teacher of cathecism, he was a companion of Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores to the Marianas Islands. Through their efforts, many receive the sacraments especially that of baptism. A plot to kill Pedro and San Vitores started when a certain Choco, a Chinese who gained influence over the Macanas of Marianas Island, circulated false accusations that the missionaries were spreading poison through the ritual of the pouring of water (i.e. baptism), and through the ritual of Catholic Masses. Calungsod and Diego San Vitores were both murdered after baptizing an infant and mother who converted to the Roman Catholic faith.

Calungsod is the second Filipino saint after San Lorenzo Ruiz who was officially canonized by Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on 21 October 2012.


Our Vision
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Establish a faith-growing community by reaching out the less fortunate individuals in Qatar particularly in the Filipino community, through evangelization, and traditional/sacramental celebrations from all ages, that would help meet their physical and spiritual needs.

Our Mission
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Saint Pedro Calungsod Filipino Community Qatar (SPCFC) is a Catholic community of different filipino groups seeking to be united in faith and love towards holiness and faithfulness to Christ and the Church. It aims to promote a sense of harmony that is welcoming, and belonging among parishioners towards an active participation in the pastoral life of the parish. Being away from dear native land, SPCFC continues to celebrate the gifts of the Holy Trinity by helping its people increase their faith and live out the mission of our fidelity to the Roman Catholic Church.