On May 7 the Eritrean Catholic Community of Portland "hosted" Sunday liturgy at St. Charles. What an amazing cultural and spiritual experience for all. We sang hymns and heard readings in Tigrinya. We experienced extraordinary dance. And we feasted on delicious, authentic Eritrean dishes.
This community is made up of Eritrean immigrant families who live throughout our region. As Catholics they are members of many parishes in the area. They come together monthly at St. Charles for prayer and an occasional mass in their native language, Tigrinya. When we asked them to share their culture with us by hosting a Sunday liturgy, they were happy to do so. Enjoy the pictures and video below.