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Thanksgiving Festival and Mass in Honor of the Martyrs of Laos

The 17 men who died as martyrs between 1954 and 1970 in Vientiane, Laos, were beatified on December 11, 2016 by the Catholic Church. A nationwide Thanksgiving Festival and Holy Mass in honor of the Martyrs of Laos will take place at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows in Belleville, Illinois on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 2017. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities.

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International Cultural Festival

Save the date for the International Cultural Festival! The festival will be at Bishop O'Connell High School from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Watch cultural performances, try various ethnic cuisine, participate in arts and crafts and check out the many vendors that will be present at this event. Admission is free. All are welcome!

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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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