Pastor’s Column

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, As we are sitting in Church today for the celebration of the Eucharist, it is February already.  I always say that we have roughly eleven months until a new year again.  God blessed us with more snow while the bishops in California are asking for rain.  Yes, we can share some snow with …

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, January is always the coldest of the year though God gives us seasons to praise Him.  Yes, in despite of the frozen weather we still having a great hope for spring to come and it will come very soon.  I am so blessed to be among you here at St. Boniface and St. …

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, This Wednesday the Twenty-Second of January will commemorate the 41st years of Roe v. Wade since this case allowing abort the unborn child had granted, has brought tragedy to our country: we kill our own children.  Recently I read an article had mentioned about the average number of abort the unborn child in …

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The Feast of the Baptismal of the Lord 2014

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, We have already stepped our feet into the New Year 2014.  We are starting a fresh new year with hope that the whole year will be truly a blessing from God to us.  As a Vietnamese tradition wishing the New Year, I should say: Tan Nien Van Phuc meaning I wish you all …

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Fourth Advent Sunday 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, We are preparing for the Solemnity celebration of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ for us as God has never forgotten his promise throughout the  history of mankind.  Because of us – God’s creatures and the fall of our original sin, God continues blessing us, pouring grace upon us.  The Advent Season is about …

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Gaudete Sunday 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Beginning of the Advent season, I have presented to you the question: What is Advent all about? Last week I have touched on some points regarding  Signs and Symbols of the season.  This week I wish to continue: Advent is about Attitudes. Vigilance: “there were shepherds in that region living in the fields …

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Second Sunday of Advent 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, We are in the second Sunday of Advent.  As I mentioned in my homily last week that Advent season is to begin the liturgical year and it is a very short season, even it is shorter when we are busy with many things getting ready for the Minnesota winter. The famous question often …

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First Sunday of Advent 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ, We are entering the Advent season in the year of the Lord 2013. All the scripture readings for Sunday will be in cycle A and the daily readings will be in year II.  Advent is originally from the Latin word adventur, which means “arrival”. The Advent season starts usually the beginning of December and …

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Christ the King 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ,   Marking down twenty years of living in the US, I am echoing how great it is for us to have a Thanksgiving Holiday as a special way to give thanks to God and to each other.  I came from a culture that does not have a special day like Thanksgiving.  You can see …

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Mary Lou, the secretary of St. Boniface keeps reminding me that the month of October has passed by fast.  I did not realize how fast it was but now finding myself in the middle of November and I have to admit that yes, indeed those days have passed by me like the wind …

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