Saigon – Every newborn child reveals that God still loves us, and the construction of a new church reveals that people are growing in their faith. Fr. Jerin attended the consecration of a new Church located on the top of the mountain amidst the ethnic people. The bishop of Buon Me Thout Diocese, Rev. Bishop Ban consecrated the Church. Fr. Hai, the Parish Priest, Hoa An Parish, faced many difficulties from the officials to construct the church, but he realized the importance of the church in that location. He put all his effort and trust in God. Through the support of the Bishop and brother priests he was able to finish what he started. He is really a missionary in his own country.
New Birth in Christ
Saigon – The Servants of Charity do a different apostolate each weekend. On second Sundays they help the aged, some of whom are affected with HIV, by celebrating Mass with the parish priest and doing little things for them after Mass. Some of them are Catholic and some are not, but even the non-Catholics participate in the pious practices. Fr. Jerin had his first opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of Baptism in Vietnam. A non–Catholic lady in that house wanted to become a daughter of Christ. With the permission of the parish priest, Fr. Jerin baptized her on Aug 18, 2012. She was given the name ‘MARIA’. Many of these elderly people want to die in Christ. Thank God that He continues to drag their souls to Him.