Blessing of the New Jesuit House in Phu Cuong Diocese




On April 18, 2021, the Most Rev. Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc, Bishop of the Diocese of Phu Cuong, in southern Vietnam, visited Dong Tam parish and celebrated the Third Sunday of Easter Mass together with Fr. Provincial Vincent Pham Van Mam, SJ, Fr. Mathias Nguyen Kim Doan, SJ, the parochial vicar, other Jesuits.

From left: Fr. Joseph Nguyen Hai Dang, SJ, Fr. Martin Vu Thi Tho, SJ, Fr. Mathias Nguyen Kim Doan, SJ, Bishop Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc, Fr. Peter Pham Cong Tung, SJ, Fr. Provincial Vincent Pham Van Mam, SJ, Fr. Joseph Ngo Viet Tan, SJ, and Fr. Peter Nguyen Van Huu, SJ. 

Dong Tam is a newly established mission parish of Phu Cuong Diocese and entrusted to the pastoral care of the Vietnamese Province of the Society of Jesus. Besides Viet people (also known as Kinh ethnic group), Dong Tam is home to two other ethnic groups of Vietnam: Khmer and Stieng ethnic groups.

During his homily, the bishop invited participants to contemplate and follow the path of suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He encouraged the community to live as people of the Resurrection every day of their lives.

After the Mass, the bishop visited the nearby Jesuit community and blessed its new house and chapel. He called the community members to actively get involved in evangelization for people in the area.