The Essex Catholic Community hosted its monthly parish dinner on Jan. 12 in the Holy Family Parish Hall.

This month, the dinner was prepared by the Burlington Vietnamese Community and included delicious native food and entertainment.

The event was a prelude to the Vietnamese New Year’s celebration to take place in February. The Essex Community Dinner takes place on the second Friday of each month and begins at 5:30 p.m. It is an effort by Holy Family-St.Lawrence and St. Pius X parishes to build community and to feed the lonely and needy in the community.

Everyone is welcome, and the meals are free but donations are welcome.

For more information, contact the parish office at 802-878-5331.