This summer, OLA welcomes Fr. Paul Phan as our new associate pastor. He has been working at the Pontificate for Justice and Peace (1998-2017) in Rome where he earned a doctoral degree in moral theology at the Lateran University. He has also served in the Diocese of Dodge City, Kansas.
Fr. Paul was born in Vietnam where he studied for the priesthood and was ordained by Cardinal F, X. Nguyen Van Thuan on Jan. 20, 1980. He escaped Communist persecution and came to the United States in 1984.
“I am so very happy to come and serve all of you at Our Lady of The Assumption Parish.,” he says. “We all know that we are the members of the same family and have the same goal, which is ‘Thy will be done on earth as it is in the heaven.’ With God’s generous help and our sincere cooperation with Him and with each other, I hope we can make our parish community a place of love, unity and joy. Thank you very much for your welcome.”