Reverend Thomas Nguyen told his audience the Regina Archdiocese needs 12 Seminarians and it has only 3, "so talk about it with young men and pray. We have only 3 and next year we hope there will be 5 more but we need more."
Nguyen was speaking during a May 29 presentation, A Life of Vocations, which he and his Holy Cross Parishioners produced to bring attention to the lack of priestly vocations in the archdiocese. Nguyen also used the occasion to sing songs he wrote over several years, all of them devotional and most of them personal and in between he told the story of his own vocation, his call to priestly service and how it came about. (for his full story see Prairie Messenger May 4 Vocations Supplement).
He talked of his birth in Viet Nam, his youth, his first inkling of a call to the priesthood, the impact of the war, life under the communist regime, his escape to Malaysia, life in a refugee camp and his arrival in Canada, where he heard again the call to...Read More