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Notre Dame Cathedral Renovations

Last week, I saw a group of workers putting this up around the Notre Dame Cathedral. Today, I saw that they’re done with the Cong Xa Paris side. Definitely an eyesore. And it wasn’t until I talked to chi looking after … Continue reading

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Book Street

Every year, during Tet season, a street is turned into a book street. Before, it was Mac Thi Buoi but for a couple of years now, it’s Nguyen Van Binh. This time, it took a month’s work to transform the … Continue reading

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Christmas Season Mass Schedule

Today we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary. And in 17 days, we’d be celebrating Christmas. If you’re Catholic and looking for mass schedules during this season, here it is! December 16-24 Christmas Novena Masses/Misa de Gallo 6 am at the … Continue reading

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Mug Collection from Minh Long

Remember my last post on Minh Long? A recent trip to the shop again caused me to buy these three mugs (55kVND each). My friend was right when she said last time that I should go buy before stocks are … Continue reading

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Minh Long

Don’t you just love these mugs from Minh Long? A quick shopping with friends brought me to Minh Long in Crescent Mall. I wasn’t looking out to buy anything so I was just checking the crockery. Minh Long has real beautiful … Continue reading

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Baptism in Saigon?

Yup!  It can be done! 🙂 Since we finally have our official Birth Certificate, we were able to schedule our son’s baptism.  Besides that, the only other requirement from us parents is the Marriage Certificate. So how did we do it? … Continue reading

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Pew and Far Between

Another favorite structure in Saigon is the Notre Dame Cathedral. Sure, it’s a famous tourist attraction…and even non-Catholics use this Cathedral as backdrop for their wedding photos.  But for Catholics, it’s a refuge. With it’s high ceilings, stained glass windows, … Continue reading

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Christmas in Saigon

Father Lito is right.  I don’t think we can hack it if we attend Mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral on Christmas Day. When we went last night to see what’s happening in Saigon during Christmas, we saw utter and … Continue reading

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Seen in Saigon: Wedding Photo Session

As usual, another couple is getting their photos taken in the square outside the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. I don’t think I’ve been to this area devoid of couples having their picture taken.  Sometimes, 2 or 3 … Continue reading

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English Mass (updated 2016)

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 … Continue reading

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