By Tifany Nguyen
Interviewing My Mom
Me: Were there any special things that happened?
Mom: No, not really
Me: Were there any special visitors who traveled to get there?
Mom: We just had relatives in San Diego come over and celebrate.
Me: Was there a party afterwards?
Mom: Yes. We ate and celebrated ad you received gifts - clothes and toys.
Me: Were there any special traditions connected to your family or culture?Mom: In the Vietnamese culture, we baptize within month.
Presider: Father Joseph Lai (priest)
Monday, Dec. 27th 1999 at 9pm
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
My baptism name is Maria, after my godmother's baptism name. Also, My parents admires St. Maria, known for her forgiveness.
My legal name Is Tifany. My parents chose this name because it was close to my Vietnamese name, Thy. They had recently immigrated from Vietnam, so they just chose a common name that they heard about.
A reading from the holy Gospel of Matthew 28:16-20
I chose this passage because the words of Jesus really captured the meaning of Baptism. He commission the Apostles to "make disciples of all nations," just like we, the children of God, have a duty to spread the Word of God and evangelize all around the world. When Jesus says, "I am with you always, until the end of the age." These words would give anyone who listens courage in the face of fear.