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African and African American Communities

The Office of Multicultural Ministries provides pastoral ministry support to a variety of African and African American communities. These include, but are not limited to, Black Catholic, Cameroon, Eritrean, Ghanaian, Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver and Sisters in the Spirit.

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Black Catholic History Month Mass

To commemorate Black Catholic History Month, St. Jude's will celebrate Mass at 5:00 p.m, November 11, 2017. Liturgical music will be performed by the Ghanaian Choir, and a reception will follow the Mass. All are welcome to join and honor the long and robust history of Black Catholics throughout the world!

Sierra Leone Mudslide

Help Sierra Leone Mudslide Survivors

More than 300 people were killed on August 14, 2017 when a major mudslide occurred in Sierra Leone, destroying over 100 homes. While there are many survivors, the families affected need food, shelter, water and clothing. Catholic Relief Services is providing food assistance to surviving families. Please help them by donating!

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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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