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         Residence:      St. Paul the Apostle Church

                                  405 West 59th Street

                                  New York, NY 10019-1104

         Tel.:                  ‭(212) 265-3495‬, ext. 236



         Religious Community: The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (Paulists)


         Presbyteral Ordination: May 26, 2000, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York, NY. 




  • Liturgical Studies: Culture, Music, Sociology of Religion, and Ethnography

  • Asian American Catholicism

  • Roman Catholic Presbyteral Formation

  • Intercultural Competence in Pastoral Contexts

  • Polarization in the United States




  • Ph.D., The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA (2012).  Major in Liturgical Studies; Allied Fields in Sociology of Religion and Cultural Studies. 


  • Doctoral Dissertation: “Scope and Spectrum: Interpreting the Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Practices of Everyday Worship”

  • Dissertation Committee: Mary E. McGann (FST), Andrea Bieler (PSR), Peter C. Phan (Georgetown University) and Ann Swidler (Sociology, UC Berkeley).


  • ​Certificate in Intercultural Communication, The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Portland, OR, 2007.

  • Field Research: Studium Biblicum, Hong Kong; Manila, Philippines; Hanoi, Vietnam; Taipei, Taiwan: August 2004 - June 2005.

  • Chinese Language Certificate, Beijing University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China: August 2003 - May 2004.


  • Master in Theology, The Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C., 1997.


  • Certificate in Philosophy: St. Hyacinth College and Seminary, 1990.


  • Bachelor of Music in Composition and Piano, The Manhattan School of Music  New York, NY, 1987.  Studied under John Corigliano.



  •  American Academy of Religion

  •  Catholic Theological Society of America

  •  North American Academy of Liturgy

  •  National Association of Pastoral Musicians (Board Member, 2008-2012)

  •  Societas Liturgica



  • The 2020 Distinguished Catholic Music Composer of the Year Award by the Association of Catholic Publishers.

  • The 2018 Pastoral Musician of the Year Award by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians: Baltimore, MD (July 11, 2018 ).

  • First Place Award: 2016 Catholic Press Association: Best E-Book for Chanting On Our Behalf: A Pastoral Methodology for Presidential Chanting and Musical  Leadership.  Revised Edition. Pastoral Press (2015).

  • Finalist of the 2015 Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers for The Liturgy of Life: The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Practices of Everyday Worship (Liturgical Press, 2014). 


  • Teagle-Wabash Fellowship: Graduate Theological Union and U.C. Berkeley (2007 – 2008).


  • The Newhall Award: The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA (Fall 2008).


  • Winner of the NPM National Hymn Competition (“That All May Be One In Christ”), sponsored by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the Atonement Friars for the Week of Christian Unity, Jan. 18 – 25, 2008.



  • Main Facilitator of COPIM: Center for Religion and Spirituality, Loyola Marymount University, Los              

       Angeles, CA (2011 - 2018).


  • Present Book Project: "Ecclesial Polarization: A Pastoral Solution to Our Toxic Situation."

  •  Intercultural Marriage: A Pastoral Guide to the Sacrament, with Simon Kim.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press  (2022).

  • A Treasured Presence: Filipino American Catholics, with Stephen M. Cherry.  Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2020.

  • Chanting On Our Behalf: A Pastoral Methodology for Presidential Chanting and Musical Leadership.  Revised Edition.  Portland, OR: Pastoral Press, 2015.  First place CPA Award.


  • The Liturgy of Life: The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Practices of Everyday Worship.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014.


       Review: Catherine Vincie.  Worship 90 (May 2016): 281-282.


  • "Contextual Preaching: Preaching with an Ear to the People," with Steven Bevans, in Handbook for Catholic Preachers, ed. Edward Foley, 233 - 243.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016.   First place award: 2016 Catholic Press Association in the category of "Professional books."

  • “Collecting Harmony: Approaching Cultural Diversity for Worship Music Today,"  in The Heart of Our Music: Digging Deeper, ed. John Foley, 21 - 42.  Collegeville,  MN: Liturgical Press, 2015.


  • "Pastoral Commentary on Varietates Legitimae: The Fourth Instruction for the Right Application of the Conciliar Constitution on the Liturgy (Nos. 37-40),” in The Liturgy Documents: A Parish Resource, Vol. 4., 214 - 219.  Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 2013.


  • “Sing to the Lord: Cultural Perspectives,” Sing to the Lord: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Hovda, 39 - 54.  Washington, D.C.: National Association of Pastoral Musicians, 2010.

  • “The History of Chinese Catholics in the Bay Area,” Asian American Christian Reader Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity, 75 - 82.  Castro Valley, CA: ISAAC, 2009.

  • “Expressing Harmony in Faith: Beginning Reflections on Asian Pacific Worship,” in The Song of the Assembly: Pastoral Music in Practice, eds. Bari Colombari and Michael Prendergrast, 79 - 82.  Portland, OR: The Pastoral Press, 2007.



  • "At the Digital Banquet of the Lord: Part One: A Primer on Livestreamed Mass," Pastoral Music (special edition, Dec. 9, 2020).

  • "At the Digital Banquet of the Lord: Part Two: Principle Practices for Livestreamed Mass," Pastoral Music  (Jan. 2021).

  • "When the Racist Response to COVID-19 Hits Home," America (Mar. 30, 2020).

  • "Drawing on Parish Diversity for United Holy Week Liturgies," Pastoral Liturgy  (Jan./Feb. 2017), 4-7.


  • "Come to the Feast: Increasing Participation During the Triduum," Pastoral Liturgy  (Jan./Feb. 2015), 4-8.

  • “Collecting Harmony: Approaching Cultural Diversity for Worship Music Today.”  Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie Bulletin.  The International Association of Hymnology (IAH) (2014).


  •  “Deepening Advent: Celebrating Las Posadas and Simbang Gabi in Parishes Today,” Pastoral Liturgy (Sept. - Oct. 2012).


  •  “Making the Unpoetic Poetic: The Third Edition of the Roman Missal," Pastoral Music (Sept. - Oct. 2011).


  •  “Sing to the Lord: Cultural, Multicultural, and Intercultural Perspectives,” Pastoral  Liturgy 41:4  (July/August 2010).


  •   “Fortifying Cultural Boundaries: Some Tensions and Reflections,” Today’s Liturgy 31:4 (Aug. - Nov. 2009).


  •   “One Church, Many Cultures: It’s More Than the Songs,” Pastoral Music (Oct. - Nov. 2007).


  •  “One Reading: Two or More Languages,” Today’s Liturgy 29:2 (Feb. 21 - Jun, 2, 2007).


  •   “Embracing the Deeper Issues,” Rite Magazine, Liturgy Training Publications  (Nov./Dec. 2006).


  •   “Ethnic Celebrations,” Rite Magazine, Liturgy Training Publications (Sept./Oct. 2006).


  •    “A Complexity of Identities,” Rite Magazine, Liturgy Training Publications   (July/August 2006).


  •    “Inculturation, Not Reinvention,” Rite Magazine, Liturgy Training Publications (May/June 2006).


  •    “Intercultural Dynamics,” Rite Magazine, Liturgy Training Publications (March/April 2006).


  •   “Parish Ethnicity: Becoming Aware of Who We Are,” Rite Magazine, Liturgy Training Publications    (January/February 2006).


  •    “Five Principles for Preparing the Triduum,” Ministry and Liturgy 30:9 (Nov. 2003).


  •    “Moving Beyond Tokenism,” Today’s Liturgy 25:4 (September 7 - November 29, 2003).


  •    “Gifts to be Blessed and Shared,” Pastoral Music 27:3 (April-May 2003).


  •    “Singing for Presiders: Music Basics,” Ministry and Liturgy 29:5 (June/July 2002). 


  •    “A Taste of Asian Hymnals and Musical Leadership”, Pastoral Music 23:4 (April-May 2001).


  •   “Encuentro 2000: Engaging in the Process,” Pastoral Music 24: 6 (August September 2000).


  •    “Adapting Worship to Asian Cultures,” Ministry and Liturgy 27 (2000).


  •    “The Gifts of the Asians,” Celebration 29:8 (1999).


  •    “Are We Entertaining an Audience or Engaging an Assembly?”  Pastoral Music 22:4  (April-May 1998).




  • Guide for Celebrating Holy Week and Triduum.  Corinna Laughlin, Stephen Palanca, and Kristopher Seaman, with additional material by Mary A. Ehle, Christopher J.  Ferraro, J. Philip Horrigan, Ricky Manalo, CSP, Michael Ruzicki, Dennis C. Smolarski, SJ, and Victoria M. Tufano.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications,  2017.

  •  From Mass to Mission: Understanding the Mass and Its Significance for Our Christian Life.  Trish  Sullivan  Vanni  with  Paul Turner.  Video Interviews with Ricky Manalo, CSP.  2016.




Santa Clara University: Courses for the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, Santa Clara, CA (2011-18):

  • Liturgy, Culture, and Inculturation

  • The Sacraments

  • Liturgical Music and the Church Year

  • Liturgical Spirituality

  • Pastoral Liturgy


Undergraduate, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

  • The Christian Tradition: Winter 2013


Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL

  • Asian American Pastoral Ministry: Summer 2015

Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, and GPPM, Santa Clara, CA

  • Ritual, Power, and Liturgy: Fall 2012


Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA  

  • Liturgical Theology: Spring 2010


Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA

  • Asian Liturgies and Devotions (2008 Newhall Award): Spring 2008

  • Liturgy and Spirituality (Teaching Assistant to Mary E. McGann: Fall 2007.



  • "Many and Great: Hybrid Identities in Asian American Liturgical Music." Christian Congregation Music Conference. Oxford University, U.K.: Aug. 4, 2023.

  • "Preaching in a Time of Generative Artificial Intelligence." Jesuit Seminar on Virtual Religion and Technology.  Gonzaga University: June 1, 2023. 

  • "Traditionis Custodes, Desiderio Desideravi and the Present State of Toxic Polarization in the U.S." Catholic Academy of Liturgy/North American Academy of Liturgy: Toronto, Canada: Jan. 5, 2023.

  • "Tune, Text, and Theology: Composing Asian Liturgical Music."  Yale University, New Haven, CT: The Richard R. Russell Lecture on Asian Studies: April 18, 2021.

  • "Composing for Today's Church: A Roman Catholic Approach."  Anglican University, Seoul, South Korea: Nov. 7, 2018. 

  • "Liturgical Music 2.0: The State of Liturgical Music." Anglican Liturgical Network in East Asia.  Tokyo, Japan: Oct. 18, 2018.

  • "From Place to Place: Placing Popular Religion In the Midst of Unity and Diversity."  The International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and Liturgy.  Nairobi, Kenya:  June 27, 2018.

  • "Paulist Ministry Beyond the Boundaries," Panel Response to Massimo Faggioli.  Paulist General Assembly.  New York:  May 19, 2017.


  • "Contextualization and the Development of Intercultural Competency Skills for Preaching."  North American Academy of Liturgy. Minneapolis, MN: January 3,    2015.


  • “Scope and Spectrum: Ethnographic and Theological Correlations.” North American Academy of Liturgy.  Orlando, FL: January 4, 2014.


  • “Collecting Harmony: Approaching Cultural Diversity for Worship Music Today.”  Internationale  Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie.  The International Association of Hymnology (IAH).  Tilburg  University, The Netherlands: August 12, 2013.


  • “Revisiting Source and Summit: Interpreting the Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Practices of Everyday Worship.” Societas Liturgica.  Würzburg, Germany: August 7, 2013.


  • “Liturgy, Culture and Power: Implementing the Third Edition of the Roman Missal.”  The Mackey Lecture.  Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI: Nov. 5, 2011.


  •  “Liturgy and Sociology: Revisiting a Relationship.” North American Academy of Liturgy.  San Francisco, CA: January 8, 2011.


  • "The Three Cultural Lenses.” North American Academy of Liturgy.  San Francisco, CA: January 8, 2011.


  • “Teaching Asian Liturgies and Devotions: Post-Colonial Pedagogical Impasses and Approaches.”  North  American Academy of Liturgy: Milwaukee, MN: January 8, 2010.


  •  “Sing to the Lord and the Cultural Perspective.”  The Hovda Lecture at the National Association of  Pastoral Musicians Convention: Chicago, IL: July 9, 2009.


  •  “Beyond the Boundaries: Sociology and Liturgy.”  The North American Academy of Liturgy.  Baltimore,  MD: January 2009.


  •  “Popular Piety, Religiosity, and Marian Devotions.” St. Paul’s College, Washington, DC: September 17, 2008.


  •  “Teaching Asian Liturgies and Devotions: Embodying Pedagogical Approaches within Institutional  Contexts.” The Teagle-Wabash Pedagogical Colloquium. The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA:  January 23, 2008.


  •  “Intercultural Communication in Pastoral Settings.” The Teagle-Wabash Learning and Teaching    Academy. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA: August 30,2007.

  • “Church and Culture: Three Approaches.” The Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and  American Culture, The University of Portland, Portland, OR: Oct. 6, 2007.


  •  "Beyond Geertz: Cultural Studies Today.”  The American Academy of Religion.  Berkeley, CA: March 25,  2007.



  • "Borders, Boundaries, and Beyond: Culture in a 2.5 World."  The National Religious Vocation Conference (Spokane, WA: Nov. 5, 2022).

  • "Onsite and Online: Liturgical Hybridity and the Future of Pastoral Ministry."  Cathedral Ministry Conference (Chicago, IL: Jan. 12, 2022).

  • "The Future Has Already Begun." Federation of Liturgical Commissions: 50th Anniversary (Chicago, IL: Oct. 11, 2019).

  • "Liturgical Music 2.0: The State of Liturgical Music in a 2.0 World."  Anglican Liturgical Network in East Asia Conference (Tokyo, Japan: Oct. 31, 2018).

  • "What the Nones Could Teach Teachers about Teaching Religion."  Brooklyn Diocesan Assembly on Evangelization (St. John’s University, Queens: Friday, April 27, 2018).

  • "How Shall We Pray to Our God?  Filipino Catholic Worship in a Time of Division."  The Mid-Atlantic Congress (Baltimore, MD: Feb. 17, 2018.)

  • "Sing to the Lord: Encountering Christ through Music and with One Another."  The Fifth Diocesan Convention on Music & Liturgy (Malolos City, Philippines: Jan. 13, 2018).

  • "Beyond the Boundaries: What the Nones Could Teach Us About the Future of Roman Catholic Parishes."  Fourth Annual Music and Liturgy Conference (Richmond, VA: June 12-13, 2017).

  • "Intercultural Collaborations: Two Models for the Present and Future of Catholic Ministry." National Association for Lay Ministry Conference (Indianapolis, IN: June 1, 2017).


  • "Catholic Worship in a Time of Charity, Justice, and Mercy."  Sixth Annual Catechetical and Liturgical Conference (Archdiocese of Agaña: Sept. 3, 2016).


  • "The Liturgy of Life: Negotiating Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices."  The College Theology Society, 62nd Annual Convention  (Kansas City, MO: June 4, 2016).


  •  "Do You See What I See? Intercultural Lenses for Catechesis and Leadership,"  The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) (Jacksonville, FL: May 25, 2016).


  •  "Encountering Christ Through Worship." The 2015 Mid-Atlantic Congress (Baltimore, MD: February 13, 2015).


  •  “Vatican II, Liturgy and Culture: Five Inter-Related Threads of Roman Catholic Worship.”  The 2014 Liturgical Congress.  Milwaukee, WI: February 1, 2014.


  •  "Distributing Liturgy: Ministerial Integrity Meets Cultural Production.”  The Composers Forum.  Mercy Center, St. Louis, MO: January 29, 2014.           


  • “Inter-culturating Inculturation: Evaluating the Past, Glimpsing the Future.”  The National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention.  Washington, D.C.: July 31, 2013.


  • “Liturgy and Culture: State of the Question.”  National Assembly of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commission (FDLC).  Portland, OR: Oct. 12, 2011.


  •  “The Three Cultural Lenses.”  Northwest Regional Gathering of Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commission (FDLC).  Portland, OR: April 28, 2010.


  • “Liturgy and Sociology.”  Regional Gathering of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commission (FDLC).  Portland, OR: April 27, 2010.


  • “The U.S. Church and Culture.” Diocese of Stockton Priests’ Convocation (San Damiano Retreat Center.  Danville, CA: May 14, 2008.


  • “One Church, Many Cultures: It’s More than the Songs,”  The National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention.  Indianapolis, IN: July 11, 200


  •  “Inter-Cultural Dialogue and the Generation Gap Among Asian Americans.” Asian Pacific Youth Conference.  St. Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, IL: October 5, 2005.


  • “What Are They Saying About Inculturation?”  Archdiocesan Catholic Center, Santa Fe, NM: April 6, 2002.


  • “Christ to One Another: The Connection Between Liturgy and Social Justice.” Keys to Vibrant Worship Conference.  Newark Archdiocese: March 9, 2002.




Official Theological Consultor

  • Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church (2007 - present).​


  • Subcommittee and Consultant for USCCB Resource, Building Intercultural Competence.


  • Committee on Divine Worship: Multicultural Sub-Committee (2000 - 2012). ​


  • Bishop Chairmen Condemn Racism and Xenophobia in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: May 5, 2020; Statement on Xenophobia (Jan. 9, 2021).


  • A Treasured Presence: Filipino American Catholics, with Stephen M. Cherry.  Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2020.

  • "Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response for Asian and Pacific Catholics in the United States"  with Linh Huong.  Washington, DC: USCCB, 2018.

  • Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, “Diverse Cultures and Languages,” Section II, H (2007).


Main Facilitator or Steering Commitee Member

  • "A Treasured Presence: 500 Years of Filipino Catholicism": Co-Director (with Clarissa Martinez and John Michael Reyes) on local and national celebrations (2021-22), set to culminate at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, March 18, 2022.

  • "Journeying Together: A National Catholic Intercultural Encounter for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults": Original Steering Committee member (2019-2020).

  • The Catholic Cultural Diversity Network Convocation: Steering Committee and Director of Liturgy.  South Bend, IN: The University of Notre Dame: May 6-8, 2010. 


  •  “Scions of the Proud: Passing the Flame of Hope for a Brighter Future.”  Main Facilitator: The Midwest Asian-Pacific Young Adults Catholic Conference, sponsored by USCCB.  Chicago, IL: July 31 - Aug. 2, 2009.


  • “Looking Within, Looking Beyond, Planning for the Future”: Consultative Meeting for the Asian and Pacific Ministries Diocesan Directors and National Advisors by the Subcommittee of Asian and Pacific Island Affairs.  Main Facilitator.  San Jose, CA: May 17 - 19, 2009.


  • Consultative Meeting on Asian and Pacific Ministry, Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs of the USCCB Secretariat on Cultural Diversity in the Church.  Co-Facilitator.  Tuscon, AZ: May 26-27, 2008.


  • The National Asian Pacific Catholic Organization (NAPCO), The First National Gathering Of Asian and Pacific Catholics.  Main Facilitator.  Arlington, VA: June 20 – July 3, 2006.




  • The 2018 Pastoral Musician of the Year Award by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians: Baltimore, MD (July 11, 2018 ).

  • Board of Directors (2008 – 2012).


  • Founding Director of Asian Pacific Island Musicians Sub-Committee (2000).



  • "Beyond the Boundaries: Approaching Interstitial Locations for Paulist Identity and Mission."  Panel response to Massimo Faggioli.  Paulist Fathers Assembly: May 19, 2017.

  • “Newcomers at the Crossroads.” Panel response to Bishop Francis Kane & Bishop Oscar Solis.  Catholic Festival of Faith.  Chicago, IL: February 19, 2006.


  • “Multicultural Liturgy.” Panel response to Rev. James Moroney, Director of Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy.  Encuentro 2000.  Los Angeles, CA: July 9, 2000.


  • “Asian-American Liturgical Issues,” Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions National Conference.  Orange County, CA: October 2000.




  • "Open Hearts and Minds: Intercultural Mystagogia for Pastoral Leaders." NPM Winter Colloquium, Nashville, TN: Feb. 14-16, 2022.

  • "Finding Christ in a Complex World."  The Duns Scotus Bible Centre, Hong Kong: Nov. 9, 2018.

  • "Encountering Christ Through Worship: Moving Deeper, Moving Beyond." Singapore: St. Ignatius Church: Oct. 20, 2018).

  • Music Ministry Alive Adult Track (Instructor).  St. Paul, MN: St. Catherine's University. August 26 - 30, 2-16.


  • "Bearing Gifts Among Us: International Priests in Today's Church.  Los Angeles  Religious Education Congress.  Los Angeles, CA: March 15, 2015.


  • "Being Christ to One Another." Catholic Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand.  February 21, 2015.


  • "Be Still and Know I'm Here." CANA, The Catholic Centre, Singapore, Republic of Singapore.  January 25, 2015.


  •  Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia, United Arab Emirates"Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship." December 9 - 20, 2014

    • St. Joseph's Cathedral, Abu Dhabi

    • St. Mary's Church, Dubai

    • St. Francis of Assisi Church, Jebel Ali

    • St. Mary's Church, Al Ain


  • "Around the World Through the Liturgical Year," Diocese of Fresno, CA: Diocesan Congress, March 25, 2014.


  • "Intercultural Spaces: Implications for Consultants." Association of Consultants for  Liturgical Space.  Durham, NC: June 15, 2013.


  •  “Tweeting Our Praises to God: Liturgy in a Postmodern Age.”  Faith Formation Conference.  Santa Clara, CA: Nov. 18, 2011.


  • “New Words, Deeper Meaning: The Third Edition of the Roman Missal.” Pastoral workshops and seminars on the implementation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal have been presented to more than a dozen parishes and theological institutions throughout the country, including St. Paul’s College, Washington, DC. and the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA.  May 2011 – Present.


  •  “The Three Cultural Lenses: Do You See What I See?” Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.  Los Angeles, CA: March 19, 2011.


  •  “Liturgy and Culture: State of the Question.” Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.  Los Angeles, CA: March 19, 2011.


  • “In These Days of Lenten Journey.” Religious Education Department, Archdiocese of San Francisco.  San Francisco, CA: March 14, 2011.


  •  “Composing Catholic Liturgical Music Today.” Music Ministry Alive Conference.  St. Paul, MN: July 25-August 1, 2010.


  • “Principles for Planning Intercultural Worship.” National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention.  Detroit, MI: July 13, 2010.


  • “Intercultural Skills for Pastoral Musicians.” SummerSong 2009.  University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IL: July 13, 2009.


  • “Approaching Culture Today: Pastoral Skills in Multicultural Settings.” Fashion Me People Conference.  Center For Ministry Development, Orlando, FL: January 9, 2009.


  •  “Models of Multicultural Worship.” National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention.  New Brunswick, NJ: July 1, 2008.


  • “Catholic Identity, Filipino Identity, and Worship.” Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Newark.  Bergenfield, NJ: January 12, 2008.




  • Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, CA: Pastoral Associate (2005 – Present).


  • Studium Biblicum, Hong Kong: Pastoral Associate (2004 – 2005).


  • St. Philip Neri Church, Portland, Oregon: Pastoral Associate (1999 - 2004).


  • Holy Spirit Parish/Newman Center, Berkeley, CA: Pastoral Associate (1998 - 1999).


  • Holy Spirit Newman Center, Columbus, OH: Pastoral Associate (1997 - 1998).




         Oregon Catholic Press (Portland, OR: OCP Publications)

           CD and Songbook Collections

                   Key: BB (2018 Breaking Bread Hymnal); JS (Journeysongs, 3rd edition); G

                   (Gather, 3rd edition)


Be Still and Know I'm Here (OCP Publications, Summer 2018)

  1. Many and Great (Instrumental)

  2. Be Still and Know I'm Here

  3. Turn Away from Sin

  4. Penitential Act with Invocations

  5. Glory to God

  6. Alleluia

  7. Lenten Gospel Acclamation

  8. Love the Lord, Your God (with Rudy Lopez and Stella Garcìa-Lopez)

  9. Preface Dialogue

  10. Holy

  11. Eucharistic Prayer II

  12. We Proclaim Your Death

  13. When We Eat This Bread

  14. Save Us, Savior

  15. Eucharistic Prayer II (continued)

  16. Doxology and Amen

  17. Lamb of God

  18. Many and Great (BB)

  19. Holy Mary, Revealing Your Son (BB)

  20. O God, How Manifest Are Your Works (BB)

 In the Sight of the Angels (OCP Publications, Summer 2016)  


  1. Laudato Si'! Be Praised, O God! (with Gerard Chiusano)

  2. Hopeful Longing (with Dan Schutte)

  3. Blessed Are You/Mapapalad Kayo (with Jesse Manibusan)

  4. God of Mercy (with Bob Hurd, BB)

  5. How Sacred the Ground of Your Love (with Sarah Hart)

  6. Flos Carmeli (with the Carmelite Order of the U.S.)

  7. Saints of God (with Suzanne Toolan, SM)

  8. In the Sight of the Angels (with Steven Bell, CSP)


Mass of Spirit and Grace (OCP Publications, 2011, complete Mass setting in JS BB and Heritage Hymnal).


  1. That All May Be One in Christ (Winner of the 2007 NPM Hymn Competition)

  2. Asperges Me (Sprinkling Rite)

  3. Vidi Aquam (Sprinkling Rite)

  4. Kyrie, Eleison

  5. Lord, Have Mercy

  6. Glory to God (Through Composed)

  7. Glory to God (Refrain and Verses)

  8. Alleluia

  9. Gospel Verses (settings for 175 Sundays, Solemnities and Feasts)

  10. Easter Responsorial Psalm

  11. Lenten Acclamations

  12. Multilingual Intercessions (30 languages)

  13. Preface Dialogue

  14. Eucharistic Prayer II

  15. Eucharistic Prayer III

  16. Holy

  17. We Proclaim Your Death

  18. When We Eat

  19. Save Us, Savior

  20. Doxology and Amen

  21. The Lord’s Prayer

  22. Lamb of God


 This Holy Light (OCP Publications, 2007).


1.     Come, Lord!  Maranatha!/Come Now, Emmanuel

2.     The Proclamation of the Birth of Christ

3.     Let Us Go Rejoicing (Psalm 122)

4.     This Holy Light

5.     Come, O Spirit of God

6.     Ang Katawan ni Kristo/Behold the Body of Christ (BB)

7.     Be Merciful, O Lord (Psalm 51)

8.     Faith, Hope, and Love/Love One Another

9.     Springtime is Blossoming

10.  Spirit and Grace (BB, JS)

11.  He Is Risen

12.  We Are Sent Into the World (BB, JS)


Gentle Strength: A Collection of Filipino Liturgical Music, co-director and composer  with Manoling Francisco, SJ.  (OCP Publications, 2004).


1.     Purihin ang Panginoon

2.     Ang Katawan Ni Kristo (BB)

3.     Come, O Spirit of God

4.     Ito and Araw

5.     Tanging Yaman

6.     How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

7.     Pananagutan

8.     Halina, Hesus

9.     Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit

10.  Way of the Cross

11.  Ito Ang Bagong Araw

12.  In My Heart

13.  Mangificat (Ang Puso Ko’y Nag)

14.  Humayo’T Ihayag


 Disciples In Prayer, Cycles A, B, and C: A Resource for Small Faith-Sharing Communities, Project Director (OCP Publications, 2002).


 On This Day: Liturgical Music for the Feasts and Solemnities of Ordinary Time (Produced by David Haas, OCP Publications, 2003).           


1.     On This Day (BB)

2.     Song of the Servant

3.     Mater Ecclesiae

4.     Come to Our Gathering

5.     O Word of God (BB, JS)

6.     Now Is the Time

7.     Transfiguration (BB, JS)

8.     Saints of the Americas/Litany of Saints

9.     Pie Jesu (performed by Los Angeles Orchestra, FASO)

10.  The God of All Grace (BB)

11.  Many and Great (G, BB, JS)

12.  With One Voice (BB, JS)


Beyond the Days: Liturgical Music for Lent, Triduum, and Easter, 1998. 

1.     In These Days of Lenten Journey (BB, JS)

2.     Psalm 91: First Sunday of Lent (C)

3.     Psalm 126 (Fifth Sunday of Lent (C)

4.     Beyond the Days (BB, JS)

5.     We Should Glory in the Cross

6.     Pange Lingua

7.     Holy is God

8.     Easter Sequence and Alleluia

9.     Worthy is the Lamb (BB, JS)

10.  Proclaim the Message

11.  Go Forth

12.  By the Waking of Our Hearts (BB, JS)


Gregorian Institute of America (GIA Publications)


  1.  Glory to God (1994)

  2.  Life-Giving Bread (1994)

  3.  Spirit of Truth and Life (1994)

  4.  Be Glad in the Lord (1997)

  5.  On Bread We Bless and Share (1997)




  • "Text, Tune, and Theology: An Evening of Musical Prayer" (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Lexington, KY: April 12, 2019).

  • With Janèt Sullivan Whitaker: "Light and Hope," Church of Divine Mercy (St. Ignatius Church, Singapore: Oct. 20, 2018).

  • With Jesse Manibusan:  "Mercy Unfolding, Love Enduing" (Church of Divine Mercy: Dec. 11, 2015; Church of St. Ignatius, Singapore: Dec. 13, 2015).

  • "Stories Behind the Tunes: The Music of Ricky Manalo, CSP" (St. Mary's of the Angels Church, Singapore: January 24, 2015).

  • With David Haas, Marty Haugen, Big Island Liturgical and Arts Conference (Honolulu, HI: Nov. 3, 2011).

  • With Bob Hurd,  Jesse Manibusan, Janèt Sullivan Whitaker, Rufino Zaragoza, and Friends.   “An Evening of Song and Praise” (The Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA: Oct. 10, 2009).


  • Mass of Spirit and Grace (Kyrie, Eleison, Glory to God, Alleluia, Multilingual Intercessions, Holy, Mystery of Faith, Amen, and Lamb of God: Pope Francis (Mass at Sheikh Zayed Sports City Arena: February 5, 2019).



  •  Multilingual Intercessions: Pope Francis (Evening Prayer, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, Sept. 23, 2015; Mass at Madison Square Garden, Sept. 25, 2015).


  •  Pange Lingua & Come, O Spirit of God: Pope Benedict XVI (Mass at National Park Stadium, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2008.


  •   Pange Lingua: Pope John Paul II (St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, April 24, 1999).






  • Performance of my “Pie Jesu” by Los Angeles Orchestra:


  •  Profile article in national newspaper, The Asian Journal:

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