Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration – November 23, 2014

December 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Director's Blog, Uncategorized, Vietnam

On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 the Vietnamese Community of the Archdiocese of Boston gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to celebrate a special Mass with Cardinal Sean O’Malley and a number of Vietnamese priests, in honor of the thousands of Vietnamese Martyrs. Every year, the Vietnamese community gathers to remember what could be as many as 300,000 martyrs of which 117  were canonized.

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Tribute in honor of all Vietnamese Martyrs.

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Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Vietnamese concelebrants.

The Cathedral was filled  with many families and young children. In addition to a number of Vietnamese priests concelebrating the Mass, several Vietnamese seminarians also served at the Mass.Father Linh Nguyen served as the celebration’s master of ceremonies and,  Mr. Tran from the Vietnamese Pastoral Council also shared some words after the Mass.

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Filled Cathedral with families and children.

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Following the Mass, Mr. Tran from the Vietnamese Pastoral Council shared some words with community.

The children of the community also performed beautifully in honor of this celebration. The Vietnamese Community truly put together a special celebration!

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Vietnamese children performance.

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Vietnamese children performance.

Fr. Michael Harrington and the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity were pleased to support this special celebration for the Vietnamese Community . As Cardinal Sean O’Malley stated in his homily, “We all lament the tragic circumstances that led you to flee your native country, but we are filled with thanksgiving that God’s loving providence has brought you to our country, giving us such the faith filled brothers and sisters dedicated to the ideals that we all cherish and that form bonds stronger than blood.” 

 

To read the full homily of Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Click Here.

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