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SJS alumnus appointed Bishop of Paksé, Laos

Rev. Andrew Souksavath Nouane Asa studied theology at Saint Joseph Seminary from 2002 to 2005

  • 3 June 2022

Appointment of vicar apostolic of Paksé, Laos

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Andrew Souksavath Nouane Asa, of the clergy of Paksé, Laos, until now apostolic administrator of Paksé, as vicar apostolic of the same vicariate.

Curriculum vitae

Msgr. Andrew Souksavath Nouane Asa was born on 5 August 1972 in Paksé, where he attended the minor seminary from 1988 to 1991. From 1992 to 1996 he carried out his postgraduate studies at the Pedagogical University of Vientiane, obtaining a licentiate in English teaching. From 1998 to 2002 he studied philosophy at the Seminary of Christ the King, British Columbia, Canada, and from 2002 to 2005 he studied theology at Saint Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in theology.

He was ordained a priest on 30 December 2006 for the apostolic vicariate of Paksé.

After priestly ordination, he first served as pastor in charge of ten mission stations (2007-2009); youth director of the apostolic vicariate of Paksé (2007- 2012). He then carried out further studies in dogmatic theology at Saint Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University, in Manila, Philippines (2008-2010). He went on to serve as pastor in charge of twelve mission stations (2010-2017) and since 2012, visiting professor of philosophy at Saint Jean-Marie Vianney Major Seminary in Savannakhet. Since 2017 he has been pastor in charge of ten mission stations (Bolivene Region) and until now apostolic administratorsede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedisof the apostolic vicariate of Paksé.

Since 2019, he has been Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Laos and Cambodia (CELAC).

Exiit Qui Seminat

Spring 2022 Newsletter

  • 3 May 2022

In this latest Exiit Qui Seminat St. Joseph Seminary newsletter, SJS rector Fr. Sylvain Casavant, PSS reflects on how art can help us appreciate God's creation. Deacon Tai Le considers how serving in rural Wakaw, Saskatchewan has helped him understand his calling to the priesthood as his ordination approaches, while seminarian Jake Mullin tells the story of his fruitful experience at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, the National Indigenous parish in Edmonton.

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Upcoming Diaconal Ordination

  • 20 March 2022

Upcoming Diaconal Ordination:

  • Santiago Torres is from Colombia and has been studying for the Diocese of Calgary since 2015.

    After two years of studying at Mount Royal Seminary, he came to St. Joseph Seminary in 2017.

    Santiago will celebrate his Diaconal Ordination on Saturday May 21, 2022, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Parish, in Lethbridge, AB.

    Watch the livestream at: allsaintslethbridge.org/livestream-all-saints.html

Diaconal Ordinations are made by individual Dioceses and arrangements and livestreaming information will be added here when it becomes available. Presently we are unsure of attendance, and/or if this ceremony will be live streamed. Please watch the website for further updates closer to the ordination date.

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St. Joseph Seminary - Ad Gentes

  • 17 February 2022

When: March 11th, 2022 @ 7 p.m. (MST)
Fundraising Page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sjst20
Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20.00.
Livestream Link: https://youtu.be/4WUhQjDrfOA

Upcoming Ordinations

  • 13 February 2022

Presbyteral Ordinations:

  • Rev. Mr. Tai Le is from Vietnam and is studying for the Diocese of Prince Albert.

    Tai came to study at St. Joseph Seminary in October 2015.

    Ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood will take place on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. MST at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Prince Albert, SK. Watch the livestream at facebook.com/padiocese/


  • Rev. Mr. Chad Miciak is from Camrose and is studying for the Archdiocese of Edmonton. 

    Chad came to study at St. Joseph Seminary in September 2015.

    Ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 7 p.m. MST at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton. Watch the livestream at youtube.com/yegbasilica/live


  • Rev. Mr. Serge Buissé is from East Selkirk, Manitoba, and is studying for the Archdiocese of St. Boniface. 

    Serge entered St. Joseph Seminary in September 2014.

    Ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood will take place on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. MST at the Cathedral of Saint Boniface, MB. Livestream details at archsaintboniface.ca

Presbyteral Ordinations are being made by individual Dioceses and arrangements and livestreaming information will be added here when it becomes available.

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