• Korean Catholic Community

Korean Catholic Community

St. Paul Chung Catholic Church in Fairfax is a National Parish and serves the needs of the Korean Catholic Community. The parish, which was erected in 1996, is staffed by Korean priests and hosts unique programs of Korean culture, cultivates communication and fosters evangelization among first and second-generation Korean American Catholics.

Korean Mission Trip to Peru 2017

St. Paul Chung Community Travels to Peru on Mission Trip

In the summer of 2017, almost thirty parishioners of St. Paul Chung Catholic Church went on a voyage to Peru on a Mission Trip. While they were in Peru, the St. Paul Chung Community worked and played with Peruvian children, delivered products such as shampoo, wetnaps, bandaids and antibiotic ointment to the community, provided medical care to those in need, and even gave haircuts to those in the Peruvian community. Thank you, St. Paul Chung Community, for your service! Please watch the video recap of their time in Peru below.

Watch Video Recap
Thomas Choe Yang-eop

Pope Francis Proclaims Korean Priest Venerable, Moving His Cause for Canonization Forward

Father Thomas Choe Yang-eop was a Korean Roman Catholic priest, who traveled across Eastern Asia by foot to visit Catholics in remote villages, where foreign missionaries were banned from visiting. It is claimed that Father Choe walked an average of 2,800 kilometers a year to these remote villages.

Learn More About Father Thomas Choe Yang-Eop
Korean Lightworks Photo

Korean Lightworks Ministry

Lightworks is a an Ignatian spiritual program to help you rediscover Christ and share your faith. Lightworks is 14 weeks of praying and sharing Lectio Divina Ignatian Prayer with imagination. The Korean Catholic Community just started their first Lightworks Ministry program in 2017. All are welcome to join!

Korean Vocations Prayer Card image

Prayer for Korean Vocations

The Diocese of Arlington created a prayer for vocations, particularly for those in the Korean Community. This prayer was written in hopes of fostering vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life from the Arlington Diocese and is presented in by the Office of Vocations in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Ministries.

Read the Prayer
API Pilgrimage Dancers

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
Altar with Crucifix

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.

View Our Mass Schedule