The Archdiocese of Edmonton is preparing to welcome three seminarians to the diaconate, one of the last steps on the journey to priesthood. Carlos Nunez , Luan Dinh Vu and Matthew Hysell will be ordained as deacons by Archbishop Smith on Monday, August 27, during a Mass beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Basilica. All parishioners are welcome to attend to show support for these men in their vocations. Please keep them in your prayers.

Carlos Nunez, 29

Born and raised in Edmonton, Carlos is the second of two children.  He started his
seminary life at Christ the King Seminary in B.C. and then was accepted to
St. Joseph Seminary in the fall of 2005. Carlos is serving at Assumption Parish,
Edmonton, and as Assistant Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies.




Luan Dinh Vu, 44

Originally from Vietnam, Luan is the second oldest of seven children. He obtained
a teaching degree in Vietnam, where his family still lives.  He applied for the
seminary there, but after being denied entrance by the Vietnamese government
for seven years, decided to come to Canada to study in 2005.  He is an
accomplished musician and studied at St. Peter’s Seminary before coming to
St. Joseph Seminary. Luan is serving at St. Edmund Parish, Edmonton.



Matthew Hysell, 34

Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Matthew is the youngest of four children. He was
baptized & confirmed into the Catholic faith in 1993.  As a result of meningitis as an infant, Matthew is deaf.  He is fluent in American Sign Language and can lipread. He is active in St. Mark’s Catholic Community of the Deaf and is currently
serving at St. Thomas More Parish, Edmonton.