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Fr. Joseph Truong Nguyen, Conv. OFM
Fr. Joseph has been the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Parish Springvale, including St. Mark’s Dingley Village since August 2018
Lorraine Jennings is a senior executive in the corporate sector. As a leader she has held various global and regional roles, in global workforce mobilisation, in bringing about strategic change across all aspects of an organisation focusing on governance, compliance, structure, policy, processes, communication and people. With nearly 40 years involvement at St. Mark’s Dingley Village and her very early years with her parents in lay ministry, she is committed and passionate to promote and support the church and the community by representing the core values of the church together with the moral, legal and ethical requirements.
Francois Chung is involved in the parish of St Joseph Springvale for over 30 years. I was the Parish Pastoral Council chairperson for over 25 years. I am currently the secretary of the Parish financial committee. During my working life, I had many roles such as Production manager, QMS, Training and Maintenance manager and presently is in the role of Stone Machinery Spare parts Specialist and Controller. My contribution to the Parish involved maintenance, the hall keeper and many other roles.
Duyen Milford is a year 1/2 teacher and a representative of the NCCD (National Consistent Collection of Data) team at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school. Duyen and her family have been active participants in our church community. For Sunday masses, she volunteered as an altar server and worked closely with Sister Huynh to facilitate Children’s Liturgy for the Vietnamese community. Duyen is passionate about empowering students and endeavours to support families of similar cultural backgrounds. She has many interests, including gardening, knitting and baking, which foster versatile skills utilised to better serve our community.
Mariangela Prib has been working in Religious Education, Pastoral Associate in the Melbourne Archdiocese, Deanery Resource Coordinator, Chaplain, Pastoral Care Manager in disabilities and in a hospital setting, Palliative and Aged Care. She has played a significant part at St. Mark’s for 18+ years as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council, Chairperson, Liturgy team, setting up the Memorial Garden; and until more recently, lead the working team for St Mark’s Anniversaries, is an active member of the Leadership Team and supports the Formation of Ministries. She is looking to the future to safeguard our growing community confidently, transparently and with good governance to continue to care and support others.
I have been an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Springvale for more than 30 years especially with the Vietnamese community. Currently, I am semi-retired and leader of Vietnamese Representative Team in St. Joseph’s Parish. I wish to grow stronger in faith, share my talents and other God-given gifts, and contribute to the growth of our church and St Joseph’s community.
Lovelyn has worked extensively both in the corporate sector and with the Government. Well-rounded leadership skills versed in interviewing, hiring, coaching and managing work flows in an ever-changing work environment. Born into a Catholic family, her involvement with the Catholic church has been one of dedication and commitment. Strong interpersonal skills, confident liaising across all levels with a purpose to work together to achieve purposeful outcome.
Children, Young People and Vulnerable Persons
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
In the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, we consider the safety and wellbeing of all persons to be our highest priority. We acknowledge that children, young people and vulnerable adults may require additional safeguards to promote their safety and wellbeing and promote their participation.
Clergy, employees and volunteers are committed to upholding the right to safety of all persons, and participating in a creating a culture of safety supported by policies, practices and procedures that strive to prevent abuse in the first instance and to respond appropriately and effectively if abuse does occur. Across the Archdiocese, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming Church which enables its people to grow and develop in their faith free from abuse, harm and neglect.