About the Chapel

Servant of God LT Vincent R. Capodanno, CHC, USNR, MM, was killed on the Vietnam battlefield outside the village of Que Chau on 14 September 1967.  Father Capodanno was well-known to that village, and I met a villager who is still alive and remembers him fondly. In June of 2013, I attended a home mass in Que Chau and then began walking the battlefield. As part of the winds of war, their village church was destroyed. Now they have wants, goals and plans to rebuild their church in their village, 30 miles south-west of Danang, Vietnam. Of import, Danang Bishop Joseph Tri has chosen to name this new church, "Father Vincent Capodanno Chapel," a bold stand in face of ongoing Vietnamese government persecutions. The estimated cost is $90,000 USD, and I have joined with Bishop Tri to raise half of this. I am at the start of my fundraising with goal of handing over the $45,000 on 14 June 2014, the 1st anniversary of the Bishop Tri Capodanno mass in his Danang Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Personal Info

  • +1 (703) 892-2891
  • 100 North 20th Street, Suite 301
  • Philadelphia, Pa 19103
  • Attn: Father Vincent Capodanno Vietnam Chapel Fund
  • efbronson@aol.com.
Cardinal O'Brien

Cardinal O'Brien

Hopefully, many supporters of the Father Capodanno cause will rally in support of the church to be built in his memory in the village of Que Chau.
Cardinal Burke

Cardinal Burke

Let us pray that we all may have the grace to imitate the Servant of God Capodanno, taking up the Cross, with Christ, each day anew, in pure and selfless love of our neighbor.
General Pace

Gen. Peter Pace

Thanks to all who are working to make the Fr Capodanno Chapel a reality. This important mission honors the memory of Chaplain Capodanno, and strengthens the faith and freedom of all who will have the opportunity to worship there.





Go to CatholicFoundationPhila.org for your online, tax deductible donation with receipt. Click “Donate Now” button, “choose amount”, or select “other”, input amount. Select "Restricted Fund" and click “Add Donation" then select "Father Vincent Capodanno Vietnam Chapel Fund". To sponsor chapel items below, send an e-mail to coordinate: efbronson@aol.com.

By Mail

Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia 100 North 20th Street, Suite 301 Philadelphia, Pa 19103 Attn: Father Vincent Capodanno Vietnam Chapel Fund

In Person

Bring your donation to the Father Capodanno diocesan Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Da Nang, Vietnam, June 15, 2015, when these funds will be given to Bishop Joseph Tri.

Direct Transfer to Diocese of Da Nang, Bishop Joseph Tri

VIETCOMBANK DANANG Account name: CHAU NGOC TRI Account No : 0041 370185 374 Swift code: BFTVVNVX004 Address: 140-142 Le Loi St, Danang City, Viet Nam.  

Sponsored Chapel Items

Altar - $5,000... Chalice/Paten - $4000... Monstrance - $3,000 ...Our Lady of La Vang Wall Hanging/Stained Glass - $3,000... Fr. Capodanno Wall Hanging/Stained Glass - $3,000... Pews - $2,000... Vestments (7 Color Set) - $2,000... Procession Cross/Stand - $1,000... Altar Missal - $1,000... Altar Candle Set - $1,000... Sanctuary Brick (3 Lines, 20 Letters) - $300  

Order an Engraved Brick

  For a donation of $300, your name, or that of someone you wish to honor or remember, will be engraved on a brick that will be laid in the sanctuary of the Que Chau village Capodanno Vietnam Chapel. Your engraved brick will affirm for posterity your Esprit de Corps with the men and women who risked their lives for the freedom we value. You may purchase as many bricks as you like. Each brick measures 4″x 8″ with a maximum of three lines. Each line is allowed a maximum of 20 characters. (Spaces and punctuation marks are considered characters.)    
Send your donation through CatholicFoundationPhila.org and letters for engraving to efbronson@aol.com.    
You may purchase as many bricks as you like. For each $300 gift, you will receive a special Certificate of Registration recognizing your contribution and confirming the inscription(s) you have submitted as they will appear on the engraved brick(s). Each brick measures 4"x 8" and is 20 characters in length.     Space for bricks is limited, and they will be installed in the order in which registrations are received. So please place your order immediately to be a part of history!