• 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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Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Feast Day Celebration

Procession begins at 6:00 pm in the church parking lot, following by Mass at 7:00 pm. After Mass, a reception/pot luck will be held.

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Our Lady of Lavang Thank You Dinner

Our Lady of Lavang Fundraiser and Thank You Dinner

Come out Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. for food and special entertainment at Harvest Moon in Arlington. Tickers are $45 per person. Please see the flyer for contact information and more details about the evening.

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Remembering Clarendon's Little Saigon

"Before it became a stop on the Orange Line and the center of Arlington's vibrant nightlife, Clarendon was known as Little Saigon. In the years following the Vietnam War, thousands of Vietnamese refugees settled in the Washington metropolitan area."

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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.

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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.

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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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