Father Joseph Thuong Tran was born in Saigon, Vietnam, on May 28. He began his spiritual calling as an altar server at an early age. Along with millions of Vietnamese refugees, Fr. Joseph and his family arrived in the US in 1985. He attended seminary school in Wisconsin, Iowa and completed his priesthood education at Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon. Fr. Joseph was ordained on June 11, 2005 and has served at parishes for St. Norbert, Holy Family Cathedral, St. Callistus (now Christ Cathedral), and St. Polycarp. Please keep Fr. Joseph in your prayers as he continues to serve our Lord at our Parish.
Fr. Wayne Adajar was born in the Philippines on July 24, 1971. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School Seminary in 1988; obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at St. Francis de Sales College Seminary, Lipa City in 1992.
He studied Theology and earned his Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.
He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Lipa on June 22, 1998. He joined the Diocese of Orange in 2007. He served as Parochial Vicar at Holy Spirit Church in Fountain Valley from 2007-2010, St. Kilian in Mission Viejo from 2010-2014, St. Cecilia in Tustin from 2014-2017, San Antonio de Padua, Anaheim Hills from 2017-2019, and now he is a Parochial Vicar at Holy Spirit.
He plays golf and basketball, and he loves adobo.
Father John Duy Nguyen was born on December 31, 1967, and was raised in Saigon, Vietnam. He emigrated to the United States in 1992, and began studying for the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in 2005. Father John felt the call to the priesthood and began his seminarian studies for the Diocese of Orange. He attended St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, and was ordained to the priesthood in June of 2014. Father John has served at St. Norbert Church in Orange and Holy Trinity Church in Ladera Ranch.
Deacon Paul Manh Mai was ordained on May 21, 2011 by Bishop Tod D. Brown. Deacon Paul was a mortgage broker 20 years. He and his wife, Huong, have four children. Deacon Paul is currently helping with our parish canonical services which include annulment and marriage related issues. Paul is also in charged of Vietnamese RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and infant baptism. He serves as a Marriage Preparation Coordinator at the Vietnamese Catholic Center.