Southeast Asian Catholic communities gather to honor Mary - Catholic Courier

Southeast Asian Catholic communities gather to honor Mary

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Diocese of Rochester Catholics of Southeast Asian descent honored Mary May 18 during the annual Santacruzan celebration at St. Patrick Church in Victor. Santacruzan is a traditional Filipino celebration, but this year, members of the local Vietnamese and Burmese Catholic communities joined the celebration. During a procession and rosary recitation around the church property, children dressed as angels and women dressed as and carried items related to biblical figures. Mass, a potluck reception and a crowning of a statue of Mary followed the procession.

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