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Eritrean Catholic Community

Our Eritrean community continues to strengthen and develop through weekly Mass in Ge'ez Rite, and prayer groups, religious education, and ministries in both English and Tigrinya.

The Eritrean Community is led by Spiritual Director, Father Hagos Tesfagabir Haile. They celebrate Mass at 2:00 p.m. every Sunday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia. 

 

Upcoming Masses for Holy Days and Feast Days for the Eritrean Community

 DateEventTime Location 

 

 March 19      

 

Confirmation by Bishop
Fikremariam 

 

2:00 p.m.     

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 

 

 April 9

 

Palm Sunday 

 

2:30 p.m. 

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 

 

 April 13 

 

Holy Thursday 

 

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 

 

 April 14

 

Adoration of the Cross 

 

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 

 

 April 15

 

Easter Vigil Mass

 

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 

 

 May 14

 

First Communion

 

2:00 p.m. 

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 

 

 May 21

 

Annual Feast of Mariam Dearit
(Feast dedicated to Mary)  

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Holy Spirit Catholic Church 
 June 3

 

Annual Feast of Medhanie Alem
(Feast of the Holy Redeemer of the    
Eritrean Catholic Community) 

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Holy Spirit Catholic Church 

 

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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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