Pastor’s Column

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, We are blessed by the Lord with wonderful weather in the last few days.  Unlike the Spas-Tagen Festival at the city of St. Bonifacius, we had a wonderful time at the 32th Annual Country Festival at St. Mary of Czestochowa and many had come and enjoyed the beautiful day blessed by our Lord. …

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, It has been my desire to lead you, the faithful of St. Boniface and St. Mary of Czestochowa into the holiness that Jesus Christ wants for us.  I have just completed my first year as your pastor and I have enjoyed every movement of it and trust in His grace. You may still …

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Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Very soon I will be marking a year of beginning my work here at St. Boniface and St. Mary Czestochowa.  You may get used to me by now as I am looking for every possible opportunity to celebrate or at least mention about an event liturgically celebrated throughout the Universal Church that is …

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Most Holy Trinity

My brothers and sister in Christ Jesus, Last weekend we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost that brings to an end the Easter Season.  At all the weekend Masses, I mentioned about the teaching of the Catholic Church in regarding the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Of course there are many gifts like St. Paul said but we have those of …

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7th Sunday of Easter 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, We are in the summer mode already as the weather on this day surpasses 80 degree Fahrenheit.  Sitting in my office clearing off those papers and junk placed here since the winter began; many excited activities were going on in our parishes since Lent.  We are just passing through the Mary’s month that …

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6th Sunday of Easter 2014

My brothers and sisters in the Risen Christ, Recently our parishes have had many funerals.  It is a bit sadness that some of our   longtime friends have gone to God’s house.    Of course the faith of the Risen Christ assures us that we will be   with God for eternity when our time comes too, but in the …

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5th Sunday of Easter 2014

My brothers and sisters in the Risen Christ, Looking ahead on the weather channel, there is hope that it will be over 70 degrees this day.  Talking to many people and I come to agree with them,  for 21 years living in Minnesota, I think this past winter is the longest one.  We are in the third week of May …

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4th Sunday of Easter – The Good Shepherd Sunday 2014

My brothers and sisters in the Risen Christ, Reading ahead the Gospel this weekend, Saint John introduced to us an image of a Good Shepherd.  A good shepherd is the one who cares for his sheep.  A good shepherd is the one who dedicates his life for his sheep with compassion.  Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd who laid down …

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3rd Sunday of Easter 2014

My brothers and sisters in Risen Christ, May, often is called Mary’s month in popular devotions throughout the Catholic Church.  I remember as growing up in a rural parish in Vietnam, during this month, we honor our Blessed Virgin Mother in a very special way with a liturgical dance performed by a group of boys and girls that had just …

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The Divine Mercy Sunday 2014

My brothers and sisters in the Risen Christ, Fourteen years ago on this Second Sunday of Easter, our blessed John Paul II had raised the so-called “Low Sunday” into the Divine Mercy Sunday.  And on this day the universal church joyfully to canonize two popes as saints: Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II.  The church since the Vatican …

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