• Vietnamese Catholic Community

Vietnamese Catholic Community

Our diocesan Vietnamese Catholics are served by the first National Parish in the U.S., Holy Martyrs of Vietnam, founded in 1979. The Vietnamese Our Lady of LaVang Community serves families west of Arlington. Annually, both communities gather and celebrate the Vietnamese New Year, known as Têt, with large Masses and festivals.

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Did You Miss the 15th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage?

This year's Marian Pilgrimage took place on May 6, 2017 and was attended by thousands of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics. The day included a cultural procession, traditional performances, the Rosary, and Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. If you missed this joyous event, take a moment to read Cardinal Wuerl's homily.

Read Cardinal Wuerl's Homily
Vietnamese Taize Contemplative Series 2017

Taizé Contemplative Series

All are welcome to join the Taizé Contemplative Series, which includes Adoration, reading of scripture, and spiritual reflection with music by Heartsongs: Tâm Tình Ca. All events will take place at St. Philip Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA. The first event is entitled, "Jesus, Are You My Savior?" and involves Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. The second event will take place on Saturday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m., entitled "Via Dolorosa" and includes the Stations of the Cross. The third and final event, "Jesus, Are You My Salvation?" is another Eucharistic Adoration at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. The Taizé Contemplative Series is open to everyone and is free of charge.

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Prayer for Vietnamese Vocations

Heavenly Father, Lord of the harvest, call forth vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life from our diocese and our families. Inspire men to imitate Christ the Eternal High Priest in sacrificial service to Your Church. Move the hearts of men and women to offer themselves wholly to You in poverty, chastity and obedience. Send them as laborers for Your harvest. Inspire the faithful to support them with prayer and sacrifice. Raise up holy families who foster openness to Your call. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

View the Prayer in Vietnamese
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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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