Two seminarians admitted as Candidates for Ordination

Fr Paul Devitt, Vicar General of the Diocese of Bathurst admitted Diep Quang Nguyen and Thao Van Nguyen as Candidates for Ordination.

Diep came to the Diocese of Bathurst in 2011 and Thao in 2012. Over those years, they have studied for the priesthood at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Homebush, and spent considerable time furthering their learning in parish pastoral placements across the Diocese. They have become well known in the Diocese and their presence is always warmly welcomed in parishes.

Diep’s Admission took place during 5.00pm Mass at St Joseph’s Church, Orange on Saturday 18th July 2020. Thao was admitted during 5.00pm Mass at St Brigid’s Church, Dubbo on Sunday 19th July 2020. 

Bishop McKenna asks everyone to “please keep these men, all our seminarians and our Diocesan family in your prayers at this time”.




Diep and Thao