My dear Brothers of the NAFP-USA:

It is with great joy that I announce to you that the executive board of our association has reached a decision to hold our next national assembly on November 4-7, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The venue will be Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

I wish to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude on behalf of NAFP-USA to the Filipino priests of the Diocese of Orlando for having accepted the privilege and honor to serve as hosts for this event. Since its inception, our association has been very proactive in making sure that hosting such a big event will not only bring together the Filipino priests of USA but will also serve to encourage the Filipino communities to be more committed to the aspirations of the Filipino ministries in Florida and other parts of the country.

As I write this letter, I am making my plans for a January courtesy visit to His Excellency Most Rev.  John Noonan, Bishop of Orlando, to formally inform him about our gathering in his diocese. I will also be attending the gathering of Filipinos in Orlando for their annual celebration of the feast of Santo Niño on January 27, 2013 where we hope to launch this big event. You will be updated as we proceed with the preparatory activities to be undertaken by the officers of the NAFP-USA and the Filipino communities in Orlando.

At this juncture, I wish to request everyone to continue to pray for the success of the event but most of all I urge you to pray for unity and brotherhood among the members of the organization.

I wish you all a blessed 2013!