FCSL at a glance

  • May 1989

    The Filipino Choral Group of Milan (FCGM) was formed.

  • October 29, 1989

    Fr. Emiliano "Emil" Santos, SDB said the first Tagalog Mass at the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore with the Baptism of Zelin Alvarado Jose

  • June 1990

    First PISTA ng Bayan Celebrated at the Piazza San Lorenzo.

  • October 1991

    1st Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Noel Dimaano as Chairman will serve FCSL for the Pastoral years 1991-1993.

  • October 1993

    2nd  Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Oscar Buera as President will serve FCSL for the Pastoral years 1993-1995.

  • February 13, 1994

    Mr. Efren Montillana and Ms. Evelyn Platon wins the First Search for Mr. & Ms. Valentine.

  • October 1995

    3rd Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Leopoldo Jose as President.

  • April 1, 1996

    1st Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France organized by Mr. Noel Dimaano.

  • October 1997

    4th Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Vivencio Cailao as President.

  • 1998

    Drafting & Ratification of the FCSL Constitutions and By-laws.

  • October 1999

    5th Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Efren Montillana as President.

  • December 8, 1999

    1st Paskong Pinoy at Chiesa Sant'Antonio Maria Zacaria near via Missaglia (Quartiere Chiesa Rossa).

  • June 11, 2000

    1st Philippine Independence Day Celebration at Piazza San Lorenzo.

  • 2001

    FCSL embarks on the project of renovating the toilets found near the Basilica storage room (Teatro wing).

  • October 2001

    6th Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Efren Montillana as President, the first to be elected for a second term.

  • July 1, 2002

    1st Summer Friendship Games among the Sister Communities of San Lorenzo, San Donato, and Milano 3 held at the Centro Sportivo at San Donato Milanese.

  • August 2002

    1st Summer Beach Outing at Forte dei Marmi, Liguria.

  • 2003

    While finishing his licentiate in Social Communications in Rome, Fr. Noel Osial, SDB takes over as Visiting Chaplain of FCSL as Fr. Emil is recalled back to the Philippines.

  • October 2003

    7th Konsilyo Pastoral with Ms. Marina Bautista as the first Lady President of FCSL.

  • November 2004

    Fr. David "Dave" Buenaventura, SDB becomes the first resident Chaplain for FCSL.

  • 2005

    The Filipino Choral Group of Milan or FCGM officially adopts the name of Filipino Community of San Lorenzo Choir or FCSL Choir.

  • October 2005

    8th Konsilyo Pastoral with Ms. Marina Bautista as a second term President.

  • October 2007

    9th Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Rafael Magnaye as President.

  • July 21, 2008

    Fr. Emiliano "Emil" Santos, SDB returns to become the 2nd resident chaplain of FCSL

  • October 2009

    10th Konsilyo Pastoral with Ms. Auring Arriola as President.

  • 2010

    The Rector of the Santuario di Santa Maria del Fonte at Caravaggio has invited FCSL to animate the 10:ooam Mass every 1st Sunday of the month because of a great number of Filipino devotees.

  • October 2011

    11th Konsilyo Pastoral with Mr. Ed Canlas as President.

  • October 2013

    12th Konsilyo Pastoral with Ms. Maritess Daag as President.

  • February 1, 2014

    The Parrocchia Personale dei Migranti housed in the Basilica of Santo Stefano becomes the Mother Parish of all migrant communities in Milan.

  • February 22, 2014

    Here are the candidates for the the PROM Queen & King of the Night during the first ever PROM organized by the Youth Committee.

  • October 26, 2014

    FCSL celebrates Pilakbay. Pilakbay comes from "Pilak" meaning silver and "Lakbay" meaning journey. FCSL celebrates its 25 years of journeying together as a community. Therefore Pilakbay is an apt name for its 25th celebration.

  • October 1, 2015

    Fr. Noel "Bong" Osial, SDB becomes the third resident chaplain for FCSL

  • October 2015

    13th Konsilyo Pastoral with Ms. Rosivel Carbonel as President.

  • July 2017

    13th Konsilyo Pastoral dissolved

  • August 2017

    FCSL Volunteers serve as the 14th Konsilyo Pastoral with Ms. Alejandra Baral as Coordinator. The new set of Konsilyo Pastoral will serve for three years, from 2017-2020.

  • August 1, 2018

    The first FCSL Youth Summer Camp & Retreat dubbed JLoG Camp (Joy & Love with God Camp)

  • November 2018

    The First Installation of Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion after a year-long formation was done by our parish priest in the Parrocchia dei Migranti, don Alberto Vitali.

  • February 2019

    First Masquerade Ball for our youth.

  • May 2019

    PCFCM (Pastoral Council for Filipino Communities of Milan) replaces the FCCM (Filipino Catholic Community of Milan)

  • October 27, 2019

    FCSL celebrates its Pearl Anniversary (30 Years) of being a community.

  • February 24 2020

    Covid-19 lockdown in Milan begins

  • October 2020

    15th Konsilyo Pastoral with Ms. Rezelyn Sahagun as Coordinator serving till October 2023.