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  • (L-r) Thanh Danh Nguyen, his wife Kim-Anh Dinh, Minh-Vien Nguyen, and her husband Cong Chinh stand for the reading of the Gospel from Matthew’s sixteenth chapter. Thanh Danh and Cong Chinh are members of the church building committee. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Charity Nguyen, right, extends a hand to those around her during the sign of peace as her mother, Thao, a youth leader for the parish’s Eucharistic Youth Movement looks on. Charity turned 1 on Sept. 2. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • David Spotanski, chief operating officer for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, reads a proclamation from the archdiocese to the Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church congregation as (background, l-r) building committee member Cong Chinh Nguyen, Gwinnett County District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard and Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church parochial vicar Father Cong Nguyen listen in. There was another proclamation read from the Gwinnett County Commissioner. Photo By Michael Alexander
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  • Special groundbreaking construction hats are stacked in a box until the ceremony takes place after the Aug. 27 Mass. Photo By Michael Alexander
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  • Holy water sits atop the granite foundation stone, which was blessed by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory after his homily. Once the foundation stone is sand blasted with the wording that appears in gold letters on the white display, it will become a part of the new church. Photo By Michael Alexander
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With a backdrop displaying an image of the proposed Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church, altar servers kneel before the altar as Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory conducts the consecration during the Liturgy of the Eucharist Aug. 27. After the Mass, Archbishop Gregory participated in a formal groundbreaking with the pastor, Father Francis Tuan Tran, and a host of others. Photo By Michael Alexander


Norcross

Church groundbreaking is ‘dream come true’ for Vietnamese parish

NORCROSS—A large granite slab blasted with dynamite from the property of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church is to serve as a cornerstone of a new Asian-influenced church for this Gwinnett County faith community. Blessed by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory on Aug. 27, the huge stone and ceremonial groundbreaking marked another step toward the long-sought goal of […] Full Story