Native American, South American, Migrant and Hearing Impaired Catholic Communities

We have a small Native American Community within the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, however there are many events offered for those of Native American descent. Contact our office for more information on the diocesan Native American Community.

While many Catholics from various South American countries reside within the Diocese of Arlington, our most prominent South American community is the Brazilian Catholic Community. Our Brazilian Community celebrates Mass in Portuguese on the third Sunday of each month at Missionhurst in Arlington. They additionally have CCD and Youth Group, and hold several events and fundraisers throughout the year.

Our Migrant Catholic Community is also quite small, but still present in the Diocese of Arlington. One of our larger migrant Catholic communities is our Caribbean Community. For more information on the diocesan Caribbean Community, please contact our office.

We offer regular monthly ASL (American Sign Language) and CART (Captioned) Masses for our Deaf and Hearing Impaired Ministry within the Diocese of Arlington. The Mass schedule changes on a monthly basis, so please check our Multicultural Mass Schedule for the available monthly Masses. 

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Multicultural Mass Information

Discover when and where to attend a Mass in a different language or with a specific culture. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington offers multiple, regular Masses for the following communities: Brazilian, Cameroon, Deaf Ministry, Eritrean (Ge'ez Rite), Filipino, Irish (Gaelic), Ghanaian, Indian Syro-Malabar Rite, Indian (Tamil), Korean, Sierra Leone and Vietnamese.

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Caribbean Catholics of North America Lenten Retreat

The Caribbean Catholics of North America invite you to join them for a Spiritual Renewal this Lenten Season. All are welcome at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Silver Spring, MD for this retreat. The retreat is from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

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Native American & African American Youth Ministers Retreat

Explore issues and topics within Catholic youth ministry distinct to African American and Native American cultural traditions, including: cultural inclusion in Catholic faith and worship; the intersection of faith, family, race and culture; developing and sustaining youth leaders in the community; alcoholism, violence and drug abuse among young people; suicide causes, prevention and spiritual accompaniment; evangelization of both active and disconnected young people.

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Justice for Immigrants

Justice for Immigrants (JFI) is the Catholic campaign for immigration reform, established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The primary objectives of Justice for Immigrants are to educate the public, especially the Catholic community, about Church teaching on migrants and immigrants; to create political will for positive immigration reform; to enact legislative and administrative reforms based on the principles articulated by the U.S. bishops; and to organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants in obtaining benefits of the reforms.

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78th Annual Tekakwitha Conference

Join us for a conference in honor of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint! This year's conference theme is 'Loving One Another through the Spirit of St. Kateri.' The conference will be held in South Dakota from July 19-22, 2017.

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