Pastor’s Column

Easter Sunday 2014

The Lord is Risen!  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia My brothers and sisters in the Risen Christ, Jesus Christ is truly raised from the dead.   According to the deposit of faith, the four Evangelists together wrote about this event that Christ was taken down from the cross, was buried in a brand new tomb and raised to life on the third day.  …

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The Passion Sunday 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, I have seen hundreds of you in the last five days at our parishes of St. Mary Czestochowa and  St. Boniface for the Faith Renewal – Parish Mission with Father Lon Konold OMI., I thank you as the Lord continues leading us in holiness of life.  Many of you have given generously of …

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Fifth Sunday of Lent 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, At the usual Wednesday morning Mass celebration, I was struck by the first line of the gospel for the day, “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” Jn. 5:17; the context was that Jesus did not observe the law for the Sabbath instead, Jesus continued healing people as …

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Fourth Sunday of Lent 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Happy Laetare Sunday! The Fourth Sunday of Lent is traditionally know at Laetare Sunday so called “Rejoice” that set a tone of joyful anticipation of the Easter mystery. Lent is the time of grace.  The Church has this period in her liturgical calendar to remind each of us that we should make a …

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Third Sunday of Lent 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, On Wednesday morning we celebrated the very special Feast of St. Joseph, Husband of Blessed Virgin Mary; many of you were at the celebration praying for all men in our parishes and for me and many who have chosen Saint Joseph as their patron saint.  Thank you so much for praying for us.  …

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Second Sunday of Lent 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, About three week ago on this day I was at the transfiguration mountain where Jesus, with his disciples, was up there some twenties centuries ago.  The mountain stands on itself and surrounds a valley where today people are farming.  I was told by the tour guide that it used to be a Christian …

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First Sunday of Lent 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Happy Lent! We just began a journey – 40 days towards the Easter celebration.  We can associate with the Chosen People who spent 40 years in deserted places and longing for the promise land.  As followers of Jesus, we walk with Jesus through 40 days in prayer, fast and do charity; we are …

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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, I am back from the Holy Land.  A nine-day trip was short but it gave me an open-eye in serving the Gospel of the Lord.  I thank the Lord for His continued pouring out of His blessings to me as an individual and to all of us as the faithful of Christ on …

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, In my recent years on a trip to Houston Texas for my annual continuing education,  I was invited to visit a Vietnamese parish that had just finished a brand new church building.  Normally, for us Vietnamese who reside and choose the United States of America as second homeland, and of course it is …

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, I am still receiving many positive comments of how beautiful was the celebration of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  The high light was the candle-lighted procession at both parishes.  Yes, the feast is on the liturgical calendar yearly but to celebrate the feast on the weekend masses is not so …

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