Pastor’s Column

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, A layer of snow on the ground is marking off that winter is coming.  No doubt, we know it is coming and it is part of the four seasons we have in Minnesota.  On this day, after I celebrated the holy Mass at St. Mary of Czestochowa, a group of ladies joined me …

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, November is always the month for me reflecting on the dead and praying for them.  I come from a culture that heavily rooted in paying respect to our ancestors who have passed away  years ago, or you can say before the missionary brought Jesus Christ to us we were Ancestors worship and still …

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ, We are heading to November.  By observing the nature, we see a lot of falling leaves.  Most trees are standing still but show no green.  The wind blows the leaves creating a gentle noise that remind us slow down and take things easy.  I have been in the United States twenty years.  November is …

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

The late Pope John Paul II said, “To pray the Rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and his Mother.” I grew up in a rural countryside in Vietnam.  In the morning I got up early to go to church for daily Mass.  The first Mass was for adult at 4am and 5am was …

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, October is always a special month for me to remember that 24 years ago myself and my siblings with others; 58 of us were confined ourselves in a bottom of a river boat escaped Vietnam on the south Pacific Ocean finally reached Galang Refugee Camp in Indonesia.  In my pocket at the time …

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, We begin the fall which I see the leaves changing theirs color and they look so beautiful.  They are God’s creation for us.  Evermore beautifully if this Fall we have opportunity to invite many joining the Catholic faith.  In God’s will, he wants everyone following him.  At St. Boni and St. Mary Czestochowa …

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Last weekend in my homily reflection, I said that we should be proud about the faith we are celebrating and particularly this year the Year of Faith, “one more thing we can add to our list to be proud of our faith is that the dignity of each one of us are equally …

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Our Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has graciously opened the Year of Faith since October 11th, 2012 and will be concluded on November 24th, 2013.  We are living in the Year of Faith and celebrating our faith of God’s gift to mankind.  Since our Holy Father Pope Francis was elected, he continues to lead …

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, If you pay attention at Mass, you may realize that there are some objects the Church reserves special reverence for.  For example: the Gospel Book that we  process in with at each Sunday Mass at St. Boniface (we do not have the Gospel book for St. Mary yet) is reverenced with honor because …

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, A few weeks ago I mentioned to you about Feast Days in the Church liturgical calendar.  They are year-round that the Church has celebrated them on different level: locally or universally.  Even, particular communities like us at St. Boniface and St. Mary’s, we are celebrating our patron saint day as well. Last Monday …

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