The Notre Dame Cathedral Mass Times

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Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Vietnam
Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Vietnam
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The Notre Dame Cathedral Mass Times

Starting construction in 1863, as a wooden structure and then completed in 1880 in brick. This French style Cathedral stands defiant after orginally being eaten by termites. The Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) among the most well-known sightseeing destinations of Ho Chi Minh City, is a must see destination. The Cathedral known for its unique history, spirituality, and architecture. The church located near other famous Ho Chi Minh City landmarks,  the Saigon Post Office and the Independence Palace in District 1. District 1, is the Central Business District (CBD), the busiest district of this southern Vietnamese city. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Basilica or as it is commonly known, The Notre Dame Cathedral Mass Times are as follows:

Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Interior
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Interior

Mass Times

 

Saturday Vigil:     6.30pm (English) at the Pastoral Centre

Sundays:             5.30am. 6.30am, 7.30am, 9.30am (English), 4pm, 5.15pm and 6.30pm

 

Foreign Language Masses

 

English

Saturday Vigil:     6.30pm at the Pastoral Centre

Sunday:              9.30am at The Notre Dame Cathedral

French

Sunday:              10.00am (Mai Khoi Church – Dominicans)

Korean

Sunday:               9.30am (Vuon Xoai Church)

Chinese

Sunday:               7.00am & 5pm (St Francis Xavier Church)

8.00am (Queen of Peace Church)

Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh City Aerial View
Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh City Aerial View

Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

Among the rapid development of the modern city around it the Basilica stands as a connection to the city’s French Colonial rule. The Notre Dame Basilica of Saigon is imposing and a real landmark of Ho Chi Minh City. Built in the French colonial period, built with imposing red brick brought to Saigon from Toulouse, the Basilica towers as a vital window into Vietnam’s past, and it’s now independence.

The bricks have retained their bright red coolur even to this day. The first stone of the church laid by Bishop Colomber in 1877, with construction of the Cathedral taking around 3 years. In 1880, on Easter Day, a ceremony comperating the Basilica’s completion and the inaugral blessing was conducted. An interesting fact, the Basilica was originally called the State Cathedral due to the source of its State based funding.

The addition of the Bells and Bell Towers in 1895

The two bell towers added in 1895 sore to a height of 58m. The bellow towers include six bronze bells with a total weight of 28.85 metric tonnes. The bells still ring loudly even to this day. The Cathedral has a beautiful empowering statue of Our Lady in the square in front of the Cathedral. Our Lady’s statue believed to have shed tears in 2005, is equally imposing. The Cathedral is not only a central landmark of Ho Chi Minh City but also a popular place for couples to take photos. Many edding parties come together to make movies and to record their special moments. It is also not uncommon to see a multitide of brides with their flowing dresses taking photos in and around the Basilica, all through the day.

Remember things are in constant change in Saigon, so depending on the Church Calander Notre Dame Cathedral Mass Times may change, so just in case here is the address: Công Xã Paris, Bến Nghé, District 01, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam.

 

 

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