During the lunar new year season of 2016, the Carmelites working in some parishes in Java held thanksgiving masses for the new year. After the masses they had a special gathering to introduce and promote the Carmelite mission in Far East Asian countries. The parishes which involved in the programs were the parish of Mary Mother of Carmel (Jakarta), the parish of Mary Flower of Carmel (Jakarta), the parish of St. Andrew (Malang) and the parish of St. Joseph (Jember).
Fr. Ignasius Budiono O.Carm. the Prior Provincial of the Indonesian province, celebrated the mass in the parish of St. Joseph Jember, while Fr. Martinus Gunawan, the head of the commission of mission, celebrated the mass in the parish of Mary Flower of Carmel Jakarta and Fr. F.X. Hariawan Adji O.Carm. celebrated the mass in the parish of Mary Mother of Carmel Jakarta and the parish of St. Andrew Malang. During the gatherings there was also fundraising program for the Carmelite mission.