Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish
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Arrupe Welcome Centre
Tep Im Student Center
Fr. Totet Banaynal, SJ
Fr. Totet was born in 1962 in the Philippines and was ordained priest in 1999. He was appointed Vicar General of the
Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang
on 1 January 2004. He first came to Cambodia as a Jesuit brother for his regency in 1994-1995, came back in the year he was ordained and has been in Cambodia since. He currently takes care of the Catholic community in the Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Battambang City and Sacred Heart Parish in Pailin City, Pailin.
“We celebrate the many graces that we have received as a community of faith, living in loving compassion with our brothers and sisters of all persuasions.”
Other Priests in Residence
Fr. Tunlop Sophal Pierre
Fr. Sophal was born in 1953 in Cambodia and grew up as a Catholic with Apostolic Prefect
Paul Tep Im Sotha
. In the years following the Bishop’s death, his faith grew stronger until he was ordained as a priest in 1995. He is the first Cambodian priest to be ordained after the war. He is currently the Vicar Delegate for the care of Vietnamese communities.
Fr. Sophal takes care of the
Rice Bank Project
of the Church and the Catholic communities of Mary Mother of God Parish (Ta Pung, Thmar Koul District), Parish of Divine Mercy (Khnach Romeas Village, Bavel District), St. Paul Community (Snoeng Village, Banon District) in Battambang Province, and St. Anthony’s Parish (Chhnouk Tru Village, Boribo District) in Kampong Chnnang Province and St. Peter Parish (Kompong Luong Village, Kroko District) in Pursat Province.
Fr. Pedro Gomez, MXY
Fr. Pedro was born in 1970 in Colombia and was ordained priest in 1999. . He arrived in Cambodia as a missionary of the
Yarumal Foreign Mission Society
(MXY) in 2000 and came to Battambang in 2004. He currently manages the
Msgr. Tep Im Student Center
and also takes care of the Catholic Community St. Mary’s Parish (Chrab Viel Village, Songkae District, Battambang) and the St. Therese of Infant Jesus Parish (Chamnoam Village, Mongkol Borei District, Banteay Meanchey).
“These years of presence, encounter and learning in Cambodia have helped me discover the presence of God in the Khmer people, who suffered a lot but have never stopped smiling, loving and hoping for a better future.”
Fr. Nget Viney
Fr. Viney was born in 1970 in Cambodia and was ordained priest in 2001. He belonged to the second batch of 4 priests who were ordained after the war.
Immediately after ordination, he was assigned in the Kampong Thom area where he took care of 6 parishes teamed with religious sisters and parish councils.
He currently takes care of the Catholic communities in Siem Reap in the absence of Fr. Stephanus Winarto, SJ until August 2012.
Fr. Manoj Kumar Ekka, SJ
Fr. Manoj is a Jesuit priest from India. He came to Cambodia in 2005 and worked with
in Siem Reap for several years. In the Battambang Diocese, he currently serves as the adviser for the education programs of the parish and manages the
Welcome Center for the Sick
. He also takes care of the catholic community of St. Andrew Parish (Nikhum Village, Thmor Koul District, Battambang).
“While working in Cambodia, we face moments of difficulties and challenges, but it is in these moments that we also discover fun. Life is full of wonders and miracles, even if sometimes we do not understand.”
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