Christian Churches, Catholic, Seoul
There are a number of places of worship (churches, mosques, temples, etc.) where English or other language services are offered, particularly in the Seoul area. Not all Koreans practice a particular religion, although vestiges of the ancient belief system, Shamanism as well as Buddhism can be found even among modern educated Koreans. During the Chosun Dynasty, Confucianism replaced Buddhism as the primary religion. However, in recent years, Christianity has taken over to become the belief system of the majority of those Koreans belonging to an organized religion. However, since Koreans do not include Roman Catholics as Christians in their statistics, the official figures tell a slightly different story.
The following offer religious services in English and, where specified, in other languages. All are listed in alphabetical order.
Catholic International Parish of Seoul
Celebrates Mass in the Franciscan Chapel at Hannam-dong across from Hannam Village Apts.
Pastor Vipporio Di Nardo and the entire parish community welcome you to attend our weekly celebrations. English Mass by Father Paolo Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m.; French Mass by Father Durand Saturdays at 6 p.m.; German Mass by Father Wilhelm Schulte Sundays at 10 a.m.; and Italian/Spanish Mass Sundays at noon. Please confirm schedules at 02-793-2070.
Chinese Catholic Services
Mass in Chinese. Location: China Migrants Center, Yeongdengpo-gu Singil-dong 425-8 Sinpoong Doosan Directions: Subway line 7 Sinpoong station, Stop 743, Exit #3 (5 minutes walk). Time: Sundays at 11:00 AM. Tel: 02-839-8056
German Catholic Services
The International Parish of Seoul (above) is host to the German Catholic Services. Tel.: 02-792-7372, 011- 9940-0403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyewha-dong Catholic Church
Tagalog Mass every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. for Filipinos. Perpetual Help Novena and Mass every Wednesday (8:30 p.m.)at the Filipino Catholic Center. Call Fr. Resti Galang. 02-765-0870 or 011-317-0143)
Weekday Mass in Korean at 6:30, 7 a.m. and 6, 6:30 p.m., Sunday Mass at 7, 9, 10 and 11 a.m., preceded by confession in English. English Mass at 9:00 a.m. Sundays. 02-774-3890).
Sogang University Catholic Church
English Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. Everyone welcomed. For information, call 02-705-8118. Directions: Take line 2 (green line) to Sinchon, go out exit 6 and walk straight for 5 minutes, then turn left to go on campus. Walk up the hill and then up the stairs to St. Ignatius Chapel.
English Mass every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Directions: Exit Hansung University Station (blue line 4, stop 419) at Exit 5. Walk straight ahead. On your left, there will be a Napoleon bakery, Blue-o-Pasta restaurant, and a Starbucks coffee shop. Continue walking straight on this road for about 5 minutes. Cross over to the other side of the road. Watch out for a signpost indicating a road to your right called "Seonjam-ro'. Turn right at this sign. Walk straight for about 300m. When you see the 7-Eleven convenience store, turn left. Then walk along this road for about 400m. You will see the church (red brick building) on your right hand side. It's about 10 to 15 mins walk from the Subway station. Info: Rev Kim 02-3673-4254 or English Mass Co-ordinator, J Choi 02-2275-3134 or 016-234-7632
Yeoksam Catholic Church
English Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Everyone welcomed. Yeoksam-dong 722-9, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 02-553-0801. The church is located near exit 2, line #2 (green line) Yeoksam Station.
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Last Updated on 2014-02-04
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