Opening the school year 2017-2018
Present at the opening ceremony were Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, Secretary of the Ministry of Evangelization of Peoples; Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, former Representative of the Holy See, does not permanently reside in Vietnam; Archbishop Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh, Chairman of the Vietnam General Council and General Director of the Vietnam Communist Party; Cardinal Peter Nguyen Van Nhon, Archbishop of Hanoi; Bishop Joseph Dinh Duc Dao, bishop Xuan Loc GP cum laude, Archbishop Paul Bui Van Read and 15 bishops.
Attending the ceremony, in addition to Mr. Tran Tuan Hung, Deputy Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs in the South, and 68 students, there are religious teachers, monks on the religious orders, monks, lecturers, Nguyen Hoang and guests.
After the moment of sanctifying the beginning of the hour, Archbishop Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh congratulated HVCGVN was established over a year. However, he also voiced concern over the lack of facilities, which is a top priority for the Church in Vietnam. He said: “The Academy has chosen the Sacrifice of the Cross to start the new school year. The cross is the way we must go to seek the wisdom of God. Wishing the new school year, the academy will reap many good results. ”
Continuing the “Drumming” performance by the priests of the Congregation of the Priests of Jesus the Priest, the Congratulatory Messages of the Vicariate on the new school year’s opening day of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Evangelization of Peoples, was announced by Father Joseph Ta Huy Hoang and Joseph Ngo Ngoc Khanh.
Speaking at the ceremony, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai highlighted the meaning of yellow, red on the academy logo, as well as the costumes of the drum team: Red for joy; Yellow indicates the relationship between the Holy See and Vietnam. At the same time, from the Word of God: “The Cross is the culmination of wisdom” (1Cr 1: 17-25), the motto of the institute, the Archbishop explains: “The Cross is the soul of you. St. When we contemplate the Cross, we seek the wisdom of Christ. Thus, the Catholic faith invites us to bear the cross, but in reality we forget this fact. I wish that the efforts of the Faculty and students will be strengthened, and that the Church in Vietnam will have many partners for the evangelization. ”
Next, the “Sower” dance performed by the nuns of the Priestly Jesus, expresses the zeal of the Vietnamese Church for missionary work in Vietnam.
“In the academic year 2017-2018, there were 68 students, including priests, religious and lay people,” said Bishop Joseph Dinh Dinh Dao. The institute has a program, organizational structure with committees, and a team of professors with doctoral degrees, so the size and quality of the academy’s training will grow strongly comparable to that of academics. Asia and the world. ”
He added: “The hymn of the HVCG is the search and transmission of the wisdom of God in teaching and learning, then spread to all. HVCGVN is a community of faith and love, because only love builds and opens closed doors in order to seek and receive the wisdom of God. ”
Finally, he thanks God, thanks to the Bishop, priests, religious, the State, benefactors and all people … have created conditions as well as contributions in many forms, contributes For the formation and development of HVCG.
At 10:15 am, after Joseph solemnly announced the start of the 2017-2018 school year, Rev. Anthony Nguyen Cao Sieu, S.J. was bouncing in the drums open the field is busy.
On behalf of HVCGVN, Fr. Joseph Ta Huy Hoang and Joseph Ngo Ngoc Khanh gave gifts to Fr. Hon Tai-Fai and Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli expressed his love and attachment as he was about to leave Vietnam for a new mission. He wishes in future, HVCGVN will have a fixed base. We wish the students not only learn to expand their knowledge but also to learn the wisdom of God in contemplating the Cross. “