Maintaining cultural diversity

This is a time for us to share – with happiness and pride – the colours and uniqueness of our tradition

FOR the past few years, the Vietnamese Catholic Community in Canberra (VCCC) has been supported by the local authorities in promoting, contributing and maintaining their cultural diversity and social harmony in the ACT.

Based at St Thomas the Apostle Parish Kambah, the community was first established by Fr Joseph Tran in 1988.

They currently have Fr Peter My as their chaplain and display a keen interest in the wider Church of the Archdiocese.

This is evidenced by their participation each year at Galong for the Our Lady of the Rosary procession at Galong on
or around the October 7 feast day.

Group spokesperson Thach Van says members of the community continue to express themselves in many ways, whilst also integrating themselves into the society at large.

“We are very proud to be associated with many things in the Archdiocese and the city of Canberra,” he said.

The weather warming up spells a busy period for the community who annually commemorate the November 24 feast of St Andrew Dung Lac and companions at Penrose Park. This year they will make the journey on Sunday November 26, the Solemnity of Christ the King.

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