DIOCESE OF CẦN THƠ
Bishop Stephan Tri Bửu Thiên
Born on February 15, 1950;
Ordained Priest on July 22, 1987; Consecrated Bishop on February 18, 2003;
Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Cần Thơ on November 26, 2002;
Bishop of Cần Thơ since October 17, 2010.
Address: Tòa Giám Mục Cần Thơ
12 Nguyễn Trãi, P. An Hội, Q. Ninh Kiều, TP. Cần Thơ, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 710 381 5299 - 381 3655
Cần Thơ Cathedral was built in 1965. Its patron is Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Address: 14 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, P. An Lạc, TP. Cần Thơ, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 710 382 1557
Masses on Sundays: 5:00,7:00,17:00 and 19:00
As of December 31, 2010, the Diocese had 196,932 Catholics including 2,569 ethnic Kh'mer and 453 ethnic Chinese at 141 parishes, 34 of which have no resident priests. It was served by 189 priests, 468 religious, 67 seminarians, 55 seminary candidates and 971 catechists. 1,921 baptisms were recorded that year. In a land area of 13,423.10 square-kilometers, the diocese covers Cần Thơ City (except Thốt Nốt district belonging to Long Xuyên diocese) and the provinces of Bạc Liêu, Cà Mau and Sóc Trăng.
3. Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes
- Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
Phone: +84 710 383 3809
- Daughters of Our Lady of Bình Thủy
Phone: +84 710 382 6395
- Lovers of the Holy Cross of Cần Thơ
Phone: +8479 382 0484
- Sisters of Providence
Phone: +84 710 383 8146
- Society of Apostolic Life Incarnation - Consecration - Mission
Phone: +84 710 382 5810.
4. Catholic Sites
Tắc Sậy Pilgrimage Center is a place where Father Francis Xavier Trương Bửu Diệp (1897-1946) was buried. He and 70 Catholics were reportedly arrested on March 12, 1946 and later his body was found in a pond. He was interred at Khúc Treo church and later was moved to Tắc Sậy church in 1969. The center including a church and buildings for pilgrims was rebuilt in 2010. Tens of thousands of people including non-Catholics offer incense, flower and even roast pork and pray in front of the tomb of the Martyr on March 12.
Address: ấp 2, xã Tân Phong, huyện Gia Rai, tỉnh Bạc Liêu, Việt Nam.
Phone: +84 781 385 0418
Website of the Diocese: http://gpcantho.com