Saigon – The academic year began with Holy Mass. Fr. Thai SDB, Fr. My SDB and some other friends were invited to attend. During Mass two new boys were welcomed and two boys were given a fond farewell. The two new boys, Bro. Tuan and Bro. Giuong, have finished their university studies. Fr. Thai in his homily welcomed them and insisted on more vocations to religious life. As a symbol of welcoming, Fr. Thai blessed some wooden crosses and presented them to the boys. As is the custom here, all the students wear the cross when they attend the Eucharistic celebration. We are also happy to send two more boys, Bro. Dao and Bro. Dien, to Manila, Philippines for further formation. They studied in Vietnam for one year. They have really grown much in their spiritual, religious and community life. Presently, there are seven brothers and two priests in our residence in Vietnam.