Blessed Mother Teresa
Dorchesterâ€™s newest Catholic priest is an immigrant from Vietnam who grew up serving as an altar boy at St. Peterâ€™s and lived in the shadows of St. Margaretâ€™s tower in his first days in America.
Rev. Huy H. Nguyen, 30, was one of six men ordained last Saturday by Cardinal SeÃ¡n P. Oâ€™Malley during a Mass in the South End. He will begin his priestly duties on June 2 at Dorchester new â€œtri-parish,â€ which includes Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Peterâ€™s and Holy Family parishes.
Nguyen is one of eight children who accompanied their parents Vinh and Hang (Pham) Nguyen to the US in 1988. He is a product of the Boston public system, attending Jackson Mann Elementary in Allston and Boston Technical School of Math and Science (now the John D. Oâ€™Bryant) in Roxbury. After graduating with an engineering degree from UMass-Amherst, he worked for a time at Boston University before he entered St. John Seminary six years ago. Read more
Advent is traditionally a time of anticipation and joy, but for members of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish recent news has tinged the season with feelings of loss and anxiety. Last Friday word quickly spread through the Columbia-Savin Hill community that Cardinal Sean O'Malley had reassigned BMT's well-liked pastor, Fr. Paul Soper, to Saint Albert the Great Parish of Weymouth, effective in early January. Read more