HOUSTON, TX (July 21, 2016)
Prior to his departure for Vietnam, family and friends joined together to wish Fr. Joseph Lam Nguyen, CSSp. well as he heads to Asia.
Fr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam, but this will be the first time, after 42 years, that he will actually be living there. He will serve as Director of Philosophy at the Spiritan formation house in Ho Chi Minh City, and work alongside Fathers Pat Palmer, CSSp., and Trinh Le, CSSp.
The Mass to mark Fr. Nguyen’s 10th anniversary to the priesthood was con-celebrated by fellow Spiritan Fr. Michael Begley, CSSp., and Quoc Le, CSSp., from Vietnam, along with a priest and deacons from the host Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church in Houston.
Mass was followed by a family oriented meal with approximately 250 guests in the Vietnam Martyrs Catholic Church parish hall, that included traditional Vietnamese food, music and song.
Pictured left to right: Fr. Michael Begley, CSSp., Deacon Boch Nguyen, Fr. Joseph Nguyen, CSSp., Fr. Joseph Than, Deacon Cuong Nguyen, and Fr. Quoc Le, CSSp.