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Today in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Seventh Sunday of Easter - The Ascension of the Lord
28 May 2017

The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Next Saturday we will celebrate the ordination of four new priests for our diocese…surely the best of times for the Church. One of those newly ordained will soon be assigned to St. Elizabeth Seton as “Parochial Vicar.” We shall officially be welcoming Father John Nguyen in early July, and I am very pleased to have such a fine young man on our pastoral staff.

Father John was born in Hong Kong of Vietnamese parents, but did not have much time to be schooled in the Queen’s English, as they moved to the United States when he was only ten months old. After 12 years in California and 3 years in Minnesota, he came to Indiana in 2000. Father John learned to love the Eucharist in his home parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and during his sophomore year at Purdue he told his parents he wanted to become a priest. He transferred to Marian University to pursue Catholic studies and then signed up for a three-year stint in the U.S. Army. After basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, he wanted to serve as a chaplain assistant, but ended up being deployed as a vehicle gunner in Afghanistan instead. By the end of 2012 he was discharged from the Army and back in school at St. Meinrad Seminary, where he recently completed his Master of Divinity degree and finished his year as a transitional deacon. It has been a long and interesting road for Father John, but we are pleased that providence has brought him to us.

With the happy news of Father John’s arrival, there is also the sad news of Father Stan’s departure. Although Father Stan has only been with us for two years, he will be soon be assigned at All Saints Parish in Logansport. Father Stan has done some very fine work here at St. Elizabeth Seton, and he will be missed, but his talents are needed where he can be of help in a parish with a large Spanish speaking population. We shall miss his expertise on the piano and organ, but most of all his care for the sick and hospitalized. Father Stan has a pastoral care and concern for people that we have all come to value and appreciate. Our loss at St. Elizabeth is a blessing for All Saints Church, and I am sure that the people of his new parish will learn to love him as much as we have.

Fr.  Ted


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