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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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Tens of Thousands Watch Special Livestream Mass in Vietnam

HUE, Vietnam — Tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics took part in a special online Mass and prayed to Our Lady of La Vang for their nation and the world to soon overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.


Our Lady of La Vang Celebrates Lunar New Year in Chantilly

By Jan. 1, the ball had dropped, the champagne glasses were back in the cabinet and the confetti was swept away, but for the community of Our Lady of La Vang Mission, the new year’s celebration was yet to begin.


Our Lady of La Vang Becomes a Mission of the Diocese of Arlington

The Our Lady of La Vang Catholic community was established as a mission of Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Church in Arlington by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge at a Mass at St. Veronica Church in Chantilly Sept. 3.

Holy Martyrs of Vietnam

Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Church Celebrates 40 Years

“We rejoice today in the many blessings God has showered upon the community for 40 years and how the Lord has sustained us through the blessings and the challenges we have experienced,” he said. “We remember the priests, consecrated religious and lay faithful who have served here. It is also an occasion to renew our commitment to offer dedicated and generous service to the Lord, his church and one another.”



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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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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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