Fr Peter Pham Huong has been elected as the New Vicar Provincial of the Provincial Vicariate of St Vincent Pham Hieu Liem in Calgary, Canada. The Calgary Vicariate is a Vicariate of the Province of Vietnam.
Fr Pham was born in Vietnam in 1952. He made his first religious profession of vows in the Order in 1973 and went ahead to study philosophy and theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Thu Duc, Vietnam. He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Vinh Son Liem Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada by Bishop Paul O Burn in 1985.
After obtaining a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) Rome and a Masters Degree in Psychological Education in Calgary, AB, Canada, he served as the Director of Vocations for his Vicariate (1990-1993).
Father Pham served as a Theology professor at the Dominican College in Go Vap, the Institute for Dominican Sisters in Phu Nhuan, and the Nguyen Van Binh Institute for all Religious Sisters and Nuns in Vietnam (1998-2003).
While serving as Prior at the St Martin De Porres Housefriary in Vancouver BC, Canada, Fr. Peter Pham was pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver, BC, Canada and served as the President of the Clergy and Religious Federation of Western Canada (2004-2010).
As Pastor of the Church of The Vietnamese Martyrs (Cac Thanh Tu Dao Vietnam) Parish in Richmond, VA, Father Pham also served as the Vice President of the Federation of the Vietnamese Catholics of the US Mid- Atlantic Region (2010-2014).
(09 July 2016)