• Eritrean Catholic Community

Eritrean Catholic Community

Our Eritrean community continues to strengthen and develop through weekly Mass in Ge'ez Rite, and prayer groups, religious education, and ministries in both English and Tigrinya.

The Eritrean Community is led by Spiritual Director, Father Hagos Tesfagabir Haile. They celebrate Mass at 2 p.m. every Sunday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia. 



Eritrean Catholics Give Thanks for Release of Bishop, Priest Held 75 Days In Prison

Since last fall, Eritrean Catholics in the Arlington diocese have been praying for peace and an end to religious persecution in their home country.

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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