Fr. Martin Nguyen was born and raised in the South of Vietnam. On June 15, 2006, he arrived in Orlando as an International student and shortly graduated from Dr. Phillips High School. He entered St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. In 2016, he graduated from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary with a Master Degree in Divinity. On May 28, 2016, Bishop John Noonan ordained him to the priesthood and assigned him to St. James Cathedral as a Parochial Vicar.
Two years after ordination, Bishop Noonan asked Fr. Martin to go for further study for a Licentiate Degree in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America. Meanwhile, Fr. Martin was also assigned as Parochial Administrator of St. Paul Catholic Community in Leesburg, Florida on August 1, 2019.
As of June 14, 2021, Fr. Martin returned to Holy Family Catholic Church, his home parish, as its new Parochial Administrator. Being a homecoming, Fr. Martin looks forward to serving and caring for the community that has nourished his vocation and where he has always proudly called “Home.”
Fr. Tom Pringle was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John Noonan on July 25, 2020, at St. James Cathedral. Since ordination, he has served as Parochial Vicar at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic.
Being assigned to Holy Family is a bit of a coming home for Fr. Tom. He grew up in the area and attended Olympia High School, graduating with the Class of 2006. He attended Valencia State College, the University of Central Florida, St. John Vianney College Seminary, and St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.
Fr. Shenoy Thomas was born on September 21, 1972, in Manimala, Kerala, India. He is the youngest of four children. He has a sister and two brothers. Both of his parents have passed on. He entered the seminary in 1987 and was ordained a priest on April 3, 1997.
His first assignment was in the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa, in November 1997. He served as pastor in three parishes as well as the Vicar of Property in the diocese during the span of 20 years. He arrived in the Diocese of Orlando in January 2018 and has served at St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park as Parochial Vicar.
This year is his jubilee year. He belongs to the Apostolic Society called “Missionaries of Compassion”. He is very happy to serve at Holy Family Parish.