English Mass (updated 2016)

Notre Dame Cathedral

Next to the province of Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City has the 2nd largest concentration of Catholics.  Therefore, Catholic Mass is celebrated in Saigon but mostly in Vietnamese.  Below is the schedule of English Mass Celebration:

Anticipated Saturday Mass

430 PM
Giao Xu Thien Than
600 Xa Lo Ha Noi
(beside The Vista building)

6 PM
Pastoral Center (Auditorium)
6 Bis Ton Duc Thang St., D1

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM
Notre Dame Cathedral
Cong Xa Paris St., D1

10:30 AM
Saint Dominic Parish, (Đaminh Ba Chuong)
190 Le Van Sy, Phu Nhuan District

2:30 PM
Mai Khoi
44 Tu Xuong St., D3

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67 Responses to English Mass (updated 2016)

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  2. + Saint Dominic Parish, (Đaminh Ba Chuong)
    190 Le Van Si, Phunhuan Dist, Hochiminh City
    + Time: 10h30 am every Sunday

  3. doris says:

    where is the pastoral center that has anticipated mass on sat ? is that still true?

  4. doris says:

    cool. thanks!

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  6. GARY says:

    Thanks for the info Lyra. I will be attending mass tomorrow at Notre Dame cathedral. Appreciate to attach Google map also for the other churches.

  7. Floren says:

    hello, i will have short visit to Saigon on 7th Feb- 9th Feb, and this is my first trip to there, do you know what is the nearest Catholic Church from Sheraton Saigon Hotel? what time the English Mass ? thanks a lot

  8. Floren says:

    thanks Lyra, what is the time for the English mass? i’m staying at Sheraton Saigon, is it far to Notre Dame ?

  9. Ray says:

    Unfortunately we don’t arrive in HCM City until 11.30am, so too late for the 9.30am Holy Mass. We have to leave by 4.30pm. Any suggestions for masses anywhere in HCM in any language?
    Thank you
    M & R Jones

  10. Neris says:

    Hi! Would you have any idea if there is any mass in English on May 8 at any church near New World Hotel Saigon? Would appreciate any help. Thanks!

  11. Corinna says:

    Hello! Does anyone know the schedule for Christmas Eve or Christmas day mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon this year?

  12. Leo says:

    Is there an email address for the priest at the Cathedral who speaks English? My brother is a priest and would like to celebrate Mass later in the day of Sunday 11/10. He will have a celebret with him.

  13. Jess says:

    Hi , Just want to check on the English mass timing for Easter Sunday (27 March 2016). We will be staying at District 1. is it somewhere close to the Cathedral ??? Kindly advise … tks

  14. Charles Bateman says:

    Any weekday masses at Notre Dame ? Will be in Saigon on Monday February 22 , 2016 and February 23 2016 . Thank you

  15. Andrina says:

    Hi, does anyone know if there are English confessions at Notre Dame Cathedral for this coming Sunday’s mass (Palm Sunday)? Thank you.

  16. Maureen says:

    Hello, we are Staying at the Grand Silverlands and spa from the 28th June to the 4th July and would like to attend daily mass. Looks like there is one at 5am and 5 pm. Please confirm this with me and let me know how far it is from the hotel to Notra Dam Cathedral or if there is anything closer.
    With grateful thanks,
    Maureen r

    From Melbourne

    • Lyra says:

      Hi. I haven’t actually attended the early morning mass here. But this is stated in the announcement by the church gates. Mass would be in Vietnamese. And yes this is the nearest to your hotel.

  17. A. N. Habaluyas says:


    I will be in HCMCity, and would like to ask if there is a mass on Friday, 02Dec2016, being a First Friday. I am actually a devotee.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Lyra says:

      Hi, There’s a daily mass in the cathedral at 530 am and 530 pm. But it’s in Vietnamese. If you want to attend the First Friday Mass in English, you can go to the Pastoral Center at 6 BIS Ton Duc Thang St., District 1. Mass starts at 6PM.

  18. A. N. Habaluyas says:

    Thank you Lyra…highly appreciated 🙂

  19. Noel says:

    Hello Lyra,
    Would you know if there is mass in English and where for tomorrow, Dec. 8?

  20. Kim says:


    Would like to check if there is the 9.30a.m. English mass at Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday, 1 January 2017? I am leaving on that afternoon and hope to make it for mass. Thanks.

  21. Ping says:

    hi may I know any anticipated English mass on Saturdays?

  22. Lizzie says:

    Please could you let me know the times of Holy Thursday and Good Friday liturgies for Easter 2017 in Ho Chi Minh city?

  23. Lizzie says:

    Thank you very much for that.

  24. gailcons says:

    Hi, Is there still mass Sunday afternoon? In English please. Thanks so much

  25. Rufino says:

    Hello Lyra, thanks for the good and updated information on this blog. Would like to be in contact with you, via private email, about other resources to give ex-pat Catholics in Saigon. Can we be in contact via email?

  26. Wolfgang says:

    I will be in HCM frequently for 10-15 days a month need to find an Englich Catholic Mass preferable Saturday or Sunday? Any recommendation??

  27. Barry Aryanasvara says:

    Hello Lyra, I will be in Saigon on 1 Nov hence wondering if you know any English Mass for the All Saint’s Day, please? Many thanks.

    • Lyra says:

      Hi. I’m sorry but I know of none. Will keep you updated if I hear of one.

    • Tam Bui says:

      Hi Barry and Lyra, I just got the news that there will be an English Mass for the All Saints Day tomorrow at the Pastoral Center (6bis Tôn Đức Thắng st., District 1). The mass will be at 6:45pm at the old chapel. Fr. Joseph Vũ will celebrate it.

  28. Tam Bui says:

    Hi Barry and Lyra, I just got the news that there will be an English Mass for the All Saints Day tomorrow at the Pastoral Center (6bis Tôn Đức Thắng st., District 1). The mass will be at 6:45pm at the old chapel. Fr. Joseph Vũ will celebrate it.

  29. Barry Aryanasvara says:

    Hello Tam – many thanks for this valuable information – I will certainly try to find way to go there tonight :-).

    Cam On….Barry

  30. Evelyn Lee says:

    Can anyone help to get the contact of English speaking Catholic priest from Mai Khoi church? Thank you.

  31. Jeanette Collins says:

    What time is English mass on 4th August at any church close to Saigon Urban House

  32. Rufino says:

    The Mass time for Thien Than Church is 4:45 pm on Saturdays, not 4:30 pm.

  33. Tam Bui says:

    Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule 2018

    • Monday, Christmas Eve, Vigil Mass, Dec 24th, 2018
    07:00pm – Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Auditorium

    • Tuesday, Christmas Day, Dec 25th, 2018
    09:00am – Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
    10:00am – St. Dominic Church

    • Saturday Vigil Mass, Dec 29th, 2018
    06:00pm – Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Auditorium

    • Sunday, December 30th, 2018
    09:30am – Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
    10:30am – St. Dominic Church

    • Monday, Vigil Mass, Dec 31st, 2018
    07:00pm – Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Auditorium

    • Tuesday, Jan 1st, 2019
    10:30am – St. Dominic Church

    NOTE: St. Michael the Archangel Church (Nhà thờ Thiên Thần) – District 2
    Will suspend the 4:45 pm English Mass, after December 22nd, due to holiday vacations. The regular Saturday Mass at 4:45pm will resume on January 5, 2016. For updated information go to EnglishCatholicCommunitytt.blogspot.com

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