Seattle Vocations


Priestly Ordination 2020

May 22, 2020

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Join us online on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:00AM for the ordination of transitional deacon Thomas Tran to the priesthood!

As Deacon Thomas is called by God from the midst of the people, your participation in the live-stream is more important than ever. Although the congregation will not be present in the cathedral, the live-stream is a unique occasion for us to be closer to Thomas and the elements of the Ordination Rite as we all gather together in a different communal way—up close and personal—to serve witness to this ceremony that carries profound meaning for the life of the Church.

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Download the worship aid for the Mass of Ordination here.

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The oldest of five children, Deacon Thomas Tran was born and raised Catholic in Dalat, Viet Nam.

He attended St. Mary primary school and Dong Da public high school. After graduating in Viet Nam, he went on to study at Gonzaga University and graduated in May of 2015. During his years at Gonzaga, Thomas was involved with Students for Life Club, Bible study group at Catholic Studies House, and the Knights of Columbus council 11134. Thomas also worked at the House of Charity and volunteered at St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane. He studied Theology at Mount Angel Seminary, and graduated on May 8, 2020.

He enjoys cycling, soccer, bowling, swimming, and going to the movies. Thomas looks forward to preaching and teaching as a priest. 

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