Tet, the Vietnamese New Year (the Lunar New Year), is the most important feast celebrated in Vietnam and by Vietnamese people worldwide. Tet is the celebration of the beginning of spring as well as a new year. It is the time for family reunions, exchanging gifts, best wishes and the beginning of a new year. It features aspects of the western Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Halloween and Birthday.
The Vietnamese Community of St. Anthony celebrate New Year by the special Mass every year.
For more information, please visit: http://www.adoptvietnam.org/vietnamese/celebrations.htm
Martyr Saints Of Vietnam
According to the history of Vietnamese Catholic Church, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people were Christian confessors to their faith. Of the 118 martyrs, 117 Blesseds were canonized by Pope John Paul II on 6/19/1988 and Andrew of Phú Yên, beatified on 3/5/2000.
The Mass for Vietnamese Martyrs is celebrated every year in November at St. Anthony Church by the Vietnamese community of St. Anthony.
For more information, please visit: http://cbcvietnam.org/Martyr-Saints-of-Vietnam/martyr-saints-of-vietnam.html
Christmas Celebration In Vietnamese
To promote the spirit of solidarity among other ethnic groups in the parish, Christmas Mass is also held in English, Espanol and Vietnamese on December 25 each year.