On Sunday 27 February 2022, the parish celebrated the installation of Fr Trung Nguyen, SJ as Parish Priest of the Richmond Catholic Parish of St Ignatius and St James.

Bishop Terence Curtin, who gave a moving homily, was the Main Celebrant at the Mass of Installation, with Melbourne Jesuits as Concelebrants.

Congratulations to Fr Trung. We rejoice and give thanks for his love and service of Our Lord and His people in our parish and beyond.

I would like to express my gratitude to the Parish Pastoral Council, the Faith at Work Committee, the two choirs, all those involved in the Installation Mass Liturgy, all those involved in the setup and catering in the hall, and all parishioners and friends present at the Installation Mass to pray for our parish. It took three attempts to make this day a reality. A much-needed celebration for our parish in coming out of COVID-19, which I am sure brought us much joy, consolation, and blessings. Thank you for your well wishes and support of me in this role as Parish Priest. -- Fr Trung Nguyen SJ PP

See the Australian Jesuits Facebook page for more images and footage of the day.

Posted by Australian Jesuits on Saturday, 26 February 2022

Main article image credit: Video screenshot courtesy of Cộng Đoàn Thánh I Nhã - St Ignatius Church - Richmond Facebook page.