Greetings! I am Fr. Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep.
I am 73 years old this year. From July 1st Bishop Ricken has granted me a “priest senior status” –a fancy way to say “retirement.” At the same time, Bishop has assigned me to be a priest celebrant for our Quad Parishes. As a priest celebrant my focus is to celebrate Mass and Sacraments as needed and as requested by Fr. Tony De Los Santos and Canon Antoine Boucheron. In the past, while serving various parishes as pastor, it was always my joy to work with the councils, the committees, and the parishioners-at-large to help each other to Discover Jesus, to Follow Jesus, to Worship Jesus and to Share Jesus.
As a priest, even when I am retired, the highlight of my ministry has always been and will be the celebration of the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist [Holy Mass] –the source and summit of our Christian life. It is, therefore, my joy and privilege to serve our Quad Parishes here as a priest celebrant. It is my hope to see you and get to know you & yours and our dear Quad Parishes more and more.
With kindest regards: Fr. Philip