Fr. GIOAKIM ĐINH VĂN PHƯƠNG, SDB - Rest in Peace!
HCM City, Vietnam, 8 September 2019 -- Fr. Gioakim Dinh Van Phuong passed away after a recent stroke, after being taken to hospital, at the age of 66 years, after 46 years of Salesian consecrated apostolic life. Fr. Phuong was among those who joined the Congregation before 1975, and like many others before him, spent long years of pastoral ministry before his priestly ordination. A creative and zealous pastor, he was a good model for the younger generations of Salesians.
For the Necrology:
- May 8, 1953: born at Mạc Cầu, Nam Sách, Hải Hưng (Vietnam)
- 1969 - 1972: Aspirantate Don Bosco Thủ Đức, Saigon (HCM City)
- 1972 - 1973: Novitiate, Don Bosco Trạm Hành
- August 18, 1973: First profession at Don Bosco Thủ Đức
- 1973 - 1975: Postnovitiate at Don Rua ĐàLạt formation house
- 1975 - 1980: Practical training and study at Đức Huy community
- 1979: Perpetual profession at Đức Huy community
- 1980- 1982: Pastoral ministry at Phú Sơn
- 1982-1993: Pastoral ministry: Đà Lạt - Đức Huy - Bến Cát and Ba Thôn communities
- November 20, 1993: Priestly ordination at Xuân Hiệp, Ho Chi Minh City
- 1993-2011: Pastoral ministry at Đức Huy community
- 2011-2017: Rector at Tân Hà community (TVET - vocation training center)
- 2017-2019: Don Rinaldi Xuân Hiệp - formator and spiritual guide
- 2019: Pastoral ministry at K’Long community
- September 8, 2019: Passed away at 00:10 AM at hospital in Đà Lạt - Lâm Đồng province
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, 12 September in Xuan Hiep, Ho Chi Minh City.