Chinese Catholic Community

Our diocesan Chinese Catholic Community is small, but continues to grow, with a strong youth presence in annual events locally and globally. 

For more information about the Chinese Catholic Community, please contact our office.

Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun SDB, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong

Cardinal Emeritus Visits Chinese American Catholics

In August 2017, 85-year-old Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun SDB, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, launched a 50-day visit to the United States and Canada. Before arriving in Washington, DC, he met with Chinese communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and Boston to talk about Sino-Vatican relations and explain his views on social issues.

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Our Lady of Peking

Chinese Catholic Community

Join the growing Chinese Catholic population in the Diocese of Arlington. See what they have planned and get involved!

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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.

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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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