The SSS Province of the Vietnamese Martyrs celebrated the priestly ordination of 7 of their confreres on the 1st of October 2018. Bishop Peter Tran Dinh Tu, former bishop of the diocese of Phu Cuong, laid hands on the brothers in a ceremony held in Khiet Tam Church in Ho Chi Minh.
Ordinations are usually the biggest gathering of Sacramentinos in Vietnam. They gather from different parts of the country to celebrate with those being ordained. It is also a time of great joy and celebration on the part of the newly ordained with their family and friends, and all those who have supported and encouraged them all along their journey.
The newly ordained priests are the following:
Fr. Joseph NGUYEN THE ANH, sss
Fr. Joseph Maria LE TRAN MINH DANG, sss
Fr. Martino LE TRUNG HIEU, sss
Fr. Joseph VU TRONG NGHIA, sss
Fr. Laurenso LE CONG TRAN PHAT, sss
Fr. Dominique DO THANH PHUOC, sss
Fr. Peter TONG DUY THINH, sss
The festivities continued after the Mass with the confreres, family, and friends of the newly ordained priests. After all the celebrations, the newly ordained priests are expected to be assigned to different communities in the different parts of the country to start their ministry.
Thanks be to God for these wonderful gifts to his Church and the congregation. We continue to pray for more vocations to the priesthood.