Dcn. Vinhson, Seminarian, Rome
It’s great to hear from you. I’m doing great and am hard at work. I’m still studying here in Rome and doing work over here. Last June I finished my generalized degree in theology and this year I am beginning a new more specialized degree. It has been tough work but has been very gratifying. Apart from my school work I make monthly visits down to the US Naval Base in Naples, 2 hours south of Rome. I spend weekends there doing CCD and helping out at the masses. I have opportunities to preach homilies down there and up here in Rome as well as there are a lot of communities with nuns where we are able to help out.
Sadly, I will not be able to visit the parish any time soon. I will be in the valley for Christmas, however, I will be working while I am there. Perhaps we can make this work another time. In other news, however, my ordination is scheduled for June 16th at St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler. I’m looking forward to that and know that you are all invited.
PS: Attached is a picture/link of me after my first mass as a deacon.