A LONG journey will reach an important milestone at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John this Friday.
Bishop Michael McKenna will ordain deacons Diep Quang Nguyen and Thao Van Nguyen to the priesthood during 6pm mass.
"Both these men have taken a journey of discernment over the last 10 years and are now in their final preparation for ordination," Bishop McKenna said.
"As deacons, they have served in a number of parishes in the diocese, from Lithgow to Dubbo and in between, and the joy surrounding their ordinations is shared by many.
"Their immediate families will be watching the ordinations via live stream broadcast from their home towns in Vietnam."
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The two men were ordained as deacons at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John in July last year.
Both the newly ordained priests will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass in the Cathedral this Saturday, January 29 - Father Diep at 9am and Father Thao at 11.30am.
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