Phoenix, Arizona: Vietnamese Martyrs Church

A Catholic church designed in a distinctive Asian style is the gathering place of a Vietnamese community in Phoenix. A set of sculptures depicts French Missionaries who brought Catholicism to Vietnam, and the martyrs who died for their faith.

Vietnamese Martyrs Parish

Address:
2915 West Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Directions:
Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, East of I-17, N. 29th Ave and Northern Ave.
Hours:
Sa evening and Su mornings. (Call to verify)
Phone:
602-395-0421
Admission:
Free
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Vietnamese Catholic Temple.

Vietnamese Catholic Temple

The Vietnamese Martyrs Parish looks more like an enormous Asian temple than a Catholic Church. Built by the Phoenix Vietnamese community, many of the architectural features were imported from Asia. Masses are held in Vietnamese. Much of the giant building is a community center, with the church making up the street-side of the complex.

Outside there is a group of statues representing the French Missionaries who brought Catholicism to Vietnam and depictions of the Vietnamese martyrs. The driveway is located at the back of the building.

[Corey T, 04/07/2012]

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