Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Baptism

This Easter is very special for me. I am very blessed to do 40 Baptisms last night and today.

Last night during Easter Vigil at Patrick’s, I baptized 7 people from my Chinese RCIA class.

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Six of them also received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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During Easter Vigil, my pastor (Fr. Vincent) also administered Confirmation to 10 people. Including members of the English RCIA and my 4 high school Catechism class students.

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I was baptized 33 years ago on Easter Sunday. I am very happy to do another 33 Baptisms today.

When I was baptized 33 years ago, there were 2 of us getting baptized (myself & my cousin): a baby boy and a baby girl. This afternoon, I baptized a baby boy and a baby girl.

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Today I am a priest and my cousin is a nun. We never know, by the Grace of God, what will happen to these little ones!

This late afternoon, I baptized 31 people during the Chinese Mass at Corpus Christi (15 Adults & 16 Children).

 

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It was very difficult to baptize that many children. A good number of them were afraid of water being poured on them!!!

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But now, by the Grace of God, they are all Children of God!

The 15 adults who were baptized also received the Sacrament of Confirmation & 1st Holy Communion.

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I always record the Baptism I do, so I can pray for the people I baptized every day of my life. Today the number of people I baptized has reached 300 (4 of them are unconditional Baptism though). I offered Mass today for these 300 people, and I will remember them in a very special way during my upcoming Pilgrimage to Italy & France.

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Here is my Sermon for Easter Vigil at St. Patrick’s last night.

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Here is my Chinese Easter Sermon at Corpus Christi today.

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