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Our Mission

The Office of Multicultural Ministries strives to serve the pastoral needs of the various ethnic communities within the Diocese of Arlington. Northern Virginia is rich in its diversity and the Diocese is constantly working to strengthen numerous ethnic ministries throughout the region. The Office of Multicultural Ministries supports a variety of events, convocations, growth and programs designed to promote effectiveness and accessibility of ministries within the Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, African, Brazilian, and Indian American communities.

Our office also seeks to serve as a resource to newcomers. We have assisted many immigrants within our diocese to join in parish and diocesan activities that are respectful to their cultures and enrich the lives of the immigrants within our church.

The Office of Multicultural Ministries is foremost a center for outreach and evangelism, to connect and serve the different ethnic ministries within the Diocese of Arlington. We endeavor to meet the goals established through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' effort entitled, Welcoming the Stranger Among Us, Unity in Diversity.

Looking for a Multicultural Mass? View the full schedule of Multicultural Masses offered in the Diocese of Arlington.