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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Published: March 30, 2017
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the diaconate ordination Mass of Jeff Hebert and Tuyen Do at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Through this process they will become transitional deacons, which is a major step toward priestly ordination. A reception will follow in McDonald Hall. All are invited to attend. Guests are also welcome to attend a holy hour for these diocesan seminarians at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7 at the Cathedral. Prayers will be offered for them, their continued discernment of priesthood and an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Hebert, 34, will serve at his first Masses in the role of deacon on Sunday, April 9 at the 8:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. Masses at the Cathedral. He is the son of Richard and Marie Hebert of Spring, Texas. In his vocation story he wrote: "One evening, while adoring the Eucharist, Christ spoke to my heart and asked me to follow him in his priesthood. By his grace I said yes, withdrew from medical school, and have been trying to follow him ever since."
Read or watch his vocation story. Hebert is currently studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome in preparation for ordination to the priesthood in 2018. If you wish to contact him to congratulate him or assure him of your prayers, please e-mail him.
Do, 40, will serve at his first Masses in the role of deacon on Sunday, April 9 at the 8:30 a.m. English Mass and 10 a.m. Vietnamese Mass at St. Patrick Church in North Little Rock as well as the 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Masses at the Cathedral. He is the son of the late Tam Quang Do and Lieu Thi Tran of Ban Mê Thuột in the Đắk Lắk Province of Vietnam. In his vocation story he wrote: "My parents were very nice to all their neighbors. They would generously help them, even strangers. One day, I saw how happy they were after helping a poor family. I asked my parents why we should care for our neighbors and people who are poorer than us. They just smiled and answered that because we are Catholics, the sons of God."
Read or watch his vocation story. Do is currently studying at the Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin in preparation for ordination to the priesthood in 2019. If you wish to contact him to congratulate him or assure him of your prayers, please e-mail him.
Additional ordinations to the diaconate and priesthood are scheduled for 2017. Please visit the Vocations and Seminarians Office to find a complete schedule of events. For more information, contact Miriam Gallaher at (501) 664-0340, ext. 337.