• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:53

Joy as SVD priest helps Thai parishioners return to restored church


Thailand--Tuan-Kham-church---350It was a joyous occasion in Thailand recently when members of the SVD Thai District joined Bishop Joseph Luechai Thatwisai of Udon Thani Diocese to celebrate the restoration of the Thai Martyrs church in Thuan Kham.

After 10 years of neglect, without a priest, Fr Vinh The Tran SVD, who is pastor at a larger parish in the Ban Dung area took an interest in bringing the sacraments back to the almost 60 families who had been active parishioners at the little church.

Br Damien Lunders SVD says that with some help from the chapel fund at Techny in the United States, and help from the local people, Fr Vinh was able to restore the church and its surrounds to its original glory.

Thailand---Tuan-Kham-church-opening---350“Slowly the people are coming back and with care and interest from the parish priest, people will return, but it may take some time,” says Br Damien.

“With Bishop Joseph coming to have Mass, many of the local people attended, as well as many people from other parishes in the area.”

There is a small living area at the back of the church where Fr Vinh (and Fr Trinold Asa SVD who took care of the parish while Fr Vinh was recently on home leave) live while they are looking after the parish, staying several days during the week.

Udon Thani Diocese is in north-eastern Thailand & the SVD community there is part of AUS Province.