Our Lady of Antipolo (OLAM), Diocese of Brooklyn
Our Lady of Antipolo (OLAM), Diocese of Brooklyn was established Dec. 23, 1997. Parish-based at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 92-96 220 St., Queens Village, N.Y. 11428 with home office at 89-94 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, N.Y. 11427. OLAM can also be reached at two email adresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Virgendeantipolo@gmail.com.
Background of organization
This Ministry was a brainchild of Msgr. John Lavin, Pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church (SRB) in Bayside, NY and supported by BishopThomas Daily who turned over the idea to this coordinator for action. In a meeting with the Filipino parishioners of St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church 56-15 213th Street, Bayside, Queens, New York 11364 the proposal by OLAM to establish a Shrine was personally approved by Msgr, John Lavin. The SRB Shrine was dedicated October 10, 1998 now stand as the 2nd Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in North America. The first Shrine is at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. OLAM's missions are:
- Evangelization of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in the United States and
- Purgatory Mission.
Unfortunately, Msgr. John Lavin has since passed away and Bishop Thomas Daily has retired. We now carry on the inspiration and wisdom of these two faithful disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ in our mission. Details of OLAM's formation is available here.
Firmly focus on propagation mission, OLAM has been making small inroad for the last three years in the Pacific West Coast area and most recently in Vancouver, B.C. Eastern Coast of Canada and South Eastern Atlantic Coast of US are in our agenda.
With respect to the second mission, we maintain a registry of deceased individuals from the famous to the not so famous. Late Pope John Paul II, those who gave-up their lives in defense of our Freedom anywhere around the world, including Irag and Afghanistan. Terry Schiavo, and those chosen from the news of the day, friends and relatives of members and devotees of Our Lady of Antipolo are in that registry.
Every year, OLAM is active in supporting SRB Annual May Diocesan Fiesta of Our Lady of Antipolo, including the following month of June in Washington, DC for the Annual National Filipino Pilgrimage continuously since 1995.
- Part 1: Rosary and Procession
- Part 2: Mass
- Part 3: Cultural Presentation and Reception
- Part 4: Our Lady of Snows Youth Presentation
OLAM Ministry of New York