Seminarian Hien Vu has taken his final step towards ordination to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, making his Oath of Fidelity, Profession of Faith, and Commitment to Apostolic Celibacy.
In front of Bishop Anthony Randazzo and the congregation at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, Hien made all three commitments, a sign of to serve the Church and the people of Broken Bay.
In the Oath of Fidelity, Hien committed to fidelity to the Church, the deposit of faith and promised to maintain the observance of all ecclesiastical laws, especially those contained in the Code of Canon Law.
In the Profession of Faith, Hien affirmed his faith and belief in the Church and the Symbol of Faith. He also submitted to the authority of the Roman Pontiff.
In his Commitment to Apostolic Celibacy, Hien made the promise, as a sign of my interior dedication to Christ, to remain celibate for the sake of the Kingdom and in lifelong service to God and mankind.
Hien will be the first to be ordained to the transitional diaconate in the Diocese since 2020. He is eligible to be ordained to the priesthood after six months of serving as a Deacon.
Hien will be ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Anthony Randazzo at St Leonard’s Catholic Church, Naremburn on Friday, 24 November 2023.