In St Kieran’s Church at Manly Vale Paul Nguyen, Francis Belcina, Percival Sevare and Saldie Resolado professed their solemn (permanent) vows to Religious Life in the presence of the Prior Provincial, Fr Dave Austin OSA, who formally accepted their vows on behalf of the Order of St Augustine. The profession ceremony took place within the Mass; it was witnessed by a church filled with hundreds of people, including family members of the candidates. All who attended were then invited to a gathering in the parish hall, where numerous greetings of congratulation were expressed.
These men now continue preparing for their additional calling to become priests of the Church within the Augustinian Order. Each of them has already begun to gain experience in ministry, variously including liturgical ministry, social justice, Catholic Education, chaplaincy and youth ministry.Three weeks later Vincent Tran O.S.A. moved to the step immediately before priesthood when he was ordained to the diaconate.