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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.

Come and Celebrate Black Catholic Heritage

Come and See Black Catholic Heritage

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church welcomes you to Come and Celebrate Black Catholic Heritage on Sunday, November 24 at 5:30PM! Music provided by Gospel Choir from St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in St. Inigoes, MD.

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Beverly Anderson

Father Tolton and Mary Lange Award Nominations

The Father Augustus Tolton and Mother Mary Lange Award is given to an individual who works diligently, tirelessly and effortlessly among the Black Catholic community of our diocese, to promote and further evangelization. The award recipient is nominated by peers and selected by the nomination committee. Submit your nomination today!

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Mother of Africa Pilgrimage

Mother of Africa Pilgrimage

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Archdiocese of Washington Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach invites you participate in the 22nd Annual Mother of Africa Pilgrimage. Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Monsignor Eddie Tolentino. We invite the African Diaspora to join us for this wonderful celebration to honor Our Mother of Africa.

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Mass In French

Mass In French

Sacred Heart Chapel will be holding Mass In French!

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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.

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