by Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S., Kansas City Provincial Director

The Kansas City Province and Vietnam Mission are pleased to announce the diaconate ordination of Paul Hao Pham and Vincent Hoa Vu Thai of the Vietnam Mission. The ordinations took place on November 10, 2019, at Corpo e Sangue di Cristo Church in Via Narni, Italy. Bishop Gianpiero Palmieri, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rome ordained Hao and Hoa.

Paul Hao Pham Xuan Anh studied language and law at university and worked for Sanyo Electric Company prior to joining the Missionaries of the Precious Blood Vietnam Mission in 2009. He graduated with a degree in theology from the Dominican Center in 2017. Currently, he serves as the co-director of the Vocation Team for the mission and serves in ministry at Tan Thanh Parish.

Vincent Vu Thai Hoa is originally from Dong Nai Province in Vietnam. He was a music teacher prior to beginning his studies in theology at the Dominican School. In July of this year, he was appointed as local director of Than Thanh Mission and codirector of the Vocation Team. He also serves as the treasurer of the Vietnam Mission.

On behalf of the Kansas City Provincial Council, I sincerely request all in the Precious Blood community to remember Hao and Hoa in prayer. May the blood of Christ continue to bless them in their faith journey.