1977 - The Vietnamese Apostolate was established
As part of the weekend Tet celebrations and observations, Sunday Mass is conducted by Vietnamese priests at St. Paul Catholic Church.
The mass is completely conducted in Vietnamese lanquage except on certain occassions when translators will elaborate for English speaking guests.
Special foods are prepared for a Vietnamese gourmet feast offered to all mass attendees, friends, Vietnamese visitors from the whole coast, and local guests who wish to attend.
The St. Paul Gymnasium Auditorium is used for the sumptuous spread that is supplied to all seated friends and guests.
The Elders of the Vietnamese Church Council gather to take a photo with Bishop Rodi and Father Dennis Carter.
Bishop Tom Rodi greets the youth of the community who line up for personal blessings.