Jesuit deacon to be ordained priest on June 27

Priestly ordination in Macau

Rev. Vincentius Haryanto (林文森) of the Society of Jesus will be ordained priest by His Excellency Bishop José Lai in St Lawrence Church at 3:30 PM on Saturday, 27th of June.

Father Vincentius, was born in Surabaya (East Java) in 1978 and belongs to the 9th generation of the Lam family. Rev Vincentius joined the Jesuits in 1998.

His formation included a novitiate (1998 –- 2000) , a Bachelor of Letters in Philosophical Study (2000 – 2004), Bachelor of Sacred Theology (2006 –- 2009), Master of Contextual Theology (2008 – 2009), training in Mandarin Training in Mandarin (2011 – 2013) in Fu Jen University (Taiwan). He was ordained deacon on June 28, 2014 in Taipei, and is presently serving at Star of the Sea Secondary School and at Saint Lawrence Church.

While he was in Indonesia, he exercised a wide range of activities such as teaching in Public Senior High School (2000 – 2003) , and taking responsibilities such as Catholic Student Movement Moderator of Jakarta Archdiocese (2000 – 2003) , Site Director of Jesuit Refugee Service for Tsunami Response (2004 – 2005) , Director Assistant of Canisius Education Foundation (2005 – 2006) , Coordinator Assistant of Street Children and Homeless Community (2006 – 2009) , Student Chaplain of Student Center (2009 – 2010) , and Secretary of St. Anthony Catholic Church (2010 – 2011) . He has been a member of the Christian Men’s Network since 2009.

Since 2013 he moved to Macau and learned Cantonese while doing a small ministry in Star of the Sea Secondary School and at Saint Lawrence Church. He was ordained deacon on June 28, 2014 in Holy Family Church (Taipei, Taiwan).

The new priest will celebrate his first Mass at 9:00 AM the next day, 28th of June, also at Saint Lawrence Church. 

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