Monday, June 29, 2009

Archbishop Michael Miller Received the Pallium

Today is the Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul. 34 years ago (1975)today, our Archbishop was ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI. Today, Archbishop Michael Miller received the Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI.

Booklet of Celebration for the Solemn Mass

Some highlights of the Solemn Mass from Youtube:

 

Here is the news from Catholic News Service. Our Archbishop was interviewed.

Here is the post and photos from EWTN.

Here is the Photo Service of the L’Osservatore Romano

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月30日)

Woe to us poor sinners if we had not the Divine Sacrifice to appease the Lord!.---ST. ALPHONSUS.

 

My New Assignment

Today, I received the Appointment Letter from our Archbishop.

Effective August 6, 2009, I will become Chaplain of Saint Patrick’s Regional Secondary School.

I will cease to be Chaplain of BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.

My main assignment as Assistant Pastor at St. Patrick’s Parish in Vancouver remains unchanged. 

Please pray for my new responsibilities as chaplain of the high school. Thanks.

The Five of Us

This is our 3rd time doing this!!!!

Each year the 5 of us (priests ordained in 2006 for the Archdiocese of Vancouver) get together at a secret place for Mass to celebrate our ordination anniversary and go to a secret place for dinner (& ice-cream!!!).

Here are my 4 brother priests…..

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This year Father Justin Huang was the main celebrant, because he is going to leave us and study in Rome for Diplomatic Service of the Holy See.

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It’s Fun (Catholic iPhone Apps)

Fr. Z shared this interesting video at his blog.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月29日)

Strive always to preserve freedom of spirit, so that you need do nothing with the view of pleasing the world, and that no fear of displeasing it will have power to shake your good resolutions.---VEN. LOUIS DE BLOIS.

 

Sts. Peter & Paul, Pray for Us!

Newly Baptized Baby Boy

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It’s always a joy to welcome someone into the Catholic Church.

May the good Lord guide and lead this little one on the road of holiness.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pro-Life Ad & Video

These videos are short, but thoughts provoking!!!

 

 

 

This site informs us of the reality of abortion:

www.unborn.info

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月28日)

Whilst here below our actions can never be entirely free from negligence, frailty, or defect; but we must not throw away the wheat because of the chaff.---VEN. JOHN TAULER.

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

Here is a vocational video about the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Both my cousin (Sister Mary Jacinta Li) and my good friend (Sister Mary Janet Yu) are on the video.

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Here is another beautiful (longer version) vocational video of the community.

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月27日)

A man of prayer is capable of everything. He can say with St. Paul, “I can do all things in Him who strengtheneth me.”---ST. VINCENT DE PAUL.

 

Mother of Perpetual Help, Pray for Us!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月26日)

The world around us is, as it were, a book written by the finger of God; every creature is a word on the page. We should apply ourselves well to understand the signification of the volume.---VEN. BARTHOLOMEW OF MARTYRS.

 

Saint Josemaria Escriva, pray for us.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prayer Requests for the Sick

2 good friends of mine are going to undergo major operations. One is going to be on Friday, and the other is going to be on next Tuesday. These 2 friends also attended my Chinese prayer group. I specially asked my prayer group members to remember them in your prayers. Thank you.

Mary, Health of the Sick, Prayer for us.

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月25日)

If the love of God is in your heart, you will understand that to suffer for God is a joy to which all earthly pleasures are not to be compared.---ST. IGNATIUS.

Please Pray for the Faithful Departed

In your charity, please pray for a gentleman whom I baptized on Christmas, 2007 (Birthday of Jesus Christ). He died this afternoon today (Birthday of St. John the Baptist). His baptismal name is Joseph Paul.

Also, today I received another 2 requests for funerals. I have already done one funeral this week for a deceased mother (whose children are still young). Next week I will have 3 funerals. Probably I will do the funeral of Joseph Paul the week after. Let’s keep them all in our prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Interview of Archbishop Timothy Dolan by Father Benedict Groeschel

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It’s a wonderful interview about the Holy Priesthood.

HERE is the interview

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月24日)

The perfect champion is he who establishes complete control over his mind by overcoming temptations and the inclination of his nature to sin.---VEN. JOHN TAULER.

Monday, June 22, 2009

My Sunday Sermon

The calming of the sea was part of the training of the Apostles for their Faith in Christ.

  • There was a storm  (sea & evil spirits)
  • Jesus was asleep (exemplifies the perfect trust in God)
  • Jesus commanded the storm (manifesting His divine authority)
  • Reaction of the disciples (replacing natural fear with “fear of the Lord”)

In life we face:

  • Storm of sorrow (we need hope in eternal life)
  • Storm of problem (we need to strive doing God’s Will)
  • Storm of anxiety  (we need to put trust in God through prayer)

When we are confronted with storm on life’s journey, the we should focus on “Christ” not “self”.

My English Sermon:

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My Chinese Sermon:

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Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月23日)

To commence many things and not to finish them is no small fault; we must persevere in whatever we undertake with upright intention and according to God’s will.---BL. HENRY SUSO.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Newly Baptized Baby

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Welcome to the Catholic Church!

May Mother Mary and the Holy Angels watch over you always.

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月22日)

To judge rightly of the goodness and perfection of any one’s prayer, it is sufficient to know the disposition he takes to it, and the fruits he reaps from it.---ST. VINCENT DE PAUL.

 

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月21日)

As clouds obscure the sun, so bad thoughts darken and destroy the brightness of the soul.---VEN. LOUIS OF GRANADA.

 

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Solemn Mass in honor of Saint Josemaria Escariva

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This morning there was a Solemn Mass in honor of St. Josemaria Escariva at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver.  Archbishop Michael Miller was the mian celebrant with 7 of us, priests, concelebrated with him. 2 other priests were in the confessional hearing Confessions.

Archbishop Michael Miller and Father Joseph Soria (a priest who lived with St. Josemaria) greeted the people after the Mass.

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During the Mass, our Archbishop preached on the universal call to holiness and on the Year of Priests.

The Archbishop quoted St. John Mary Vianney on the holy priesthood:

Were we to fully realize what a priest is on earth, we would die: not of fright, but of love. ... Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption on earth. ... What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods. ... Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest, and they will end by worshipping the beasts there. ... The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you.---ST. JOHN MARY VIANNEY.

 

Pope Benedict inaugurated the year of the Priesthood

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月20日)

The benefits to be derived from spiritual reading do not merely consist in impressing on the memory the precepts set forth, but in opening the heart to them, that they may bear fruit.---VEN. LOUIS DE BLOIS.

 

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Sermon on the Sacred Heart

 

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Here is my sermon for the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

  • Sacred Heart as Source of the deeds of Christ & of sacramental life.
  • 4 ways to honor the Sacred Heart: Eucharistic Adoration, Communion of Reparation, Consecration,  & Invocations.

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1st Anniversary of this Blog

This blog is 1 year old today!!!!

 

  • Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart.
  • Today is the beginning of the Year of Priests.
  • Today my friend, Lily Uy, is entering the Carmel.

Let’s give thanks to God for the gift of today!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月19日)

In the eyes of the sovereign Judge the merit of our actions depends on the motives which prompted them.---ST. GREGORY THE GREAT.

We begin the Year for Priests on June 19th, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

The priests of the Archdiocese of Vancouver had a gathering on June 18th to prepare the Year for Priests. We had workshop, Vespers, & dinner.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Prayer Request

One of my good friends is leaving Vancouver tomorrow to join the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Would you please keep her and her family in your prayers. Thanks you.

Here is the web site of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月18日)

In time of temptation continue the good thou hast begun before temptation.---ST. VINCENT DE PAUL.

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月17日)

If the devil tempts me by the thought of divine justice, I think of God’s mercy; if he tries to fill me with presumption by the thought of His mercy, I think of His justice.---ST. IGNATIUS.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Classrooms Visitation (Final Talk on St. John Bosco)

This morning I visited classrooms at elementary school. For the students whom I visited today, this was my last time visiting them before summer vacation. I gave them my last talk on St. John Bosco.

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Here is the site of my other talks

 

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At the end of the talk, I blessed the students with relics of the Salesians Saints. I have a 3rd class relic of St. John Bosco, and I have 2nd class relics of St. Dominic Savio, Sts. Luigi Versiglia & Callisto Caravario, and Blessed Michael Rua.

For the next school year, I am planning to tell students stories of John Paul II. Please say a prayer for this project. Thanks.

 

Today I also gave a special “treat” to the students by bringing my “little friend” into the classrooms!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月16日)

Have death always before your eyes as a salutary means of returning to God.---ST. BERNARD.

 

It’s Awesome!!!!

 

 

Nicene Creed

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem coeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.

Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum.

 

Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero. Genitum, not factum, consubstantialem Patri: per quem omnia facta sunt.

Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem descendit de coelis.

Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine: ET HOMO FACTUS EST.

Crucifixus etiam pro nobis; sub Pontio Pilato passus, et sepultus est.

Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas. Et ascendit in coelum: sedet ad desteram Patris.

 

Et iterum venturus est com gloria judicare vivos et mortuos. cujus regni non erit finis.

 

Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem: qui ex Patre Filioque procedit. Qui cum Patre, et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per Prophetas.

Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.

Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum.

Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum.

Et vitam ventura saeculi. Amen.

I believe in one God, The Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only-begotten Son of God. Born of the Father before all ages.

God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God. Begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father. By whom all things were made.

 

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven.

And became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary: AND WAS MADE MAN.

He was also crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried.

And on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, and who spoke through the prophets.

And one holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I await the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Sunday Sermon

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi. Each time when we go to Sunday Mass, we renew our Covenant with God. God is always faithful to us. We should be faithful to God by:

  • Loving God above all: expressed by going to Mass on Sunday.
  • Loving others: do not foster resentment & bitterness in our hearts.

My English Sermon:

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My Chinese Sermon:

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HERE is the site for my other sermons.

 

This evening we had Volunteers Dinner at St. Pat’s. It was a fun evening. Our pastor unveiled and showed us the new tabernacle for the chapel. we are hoping to have Perpetual Adoration there soon. The tabernacle is beautiful…..

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During the dinner, I sang songs in both English & Chinese. I also played the piano for the games: Statue Dance & Musical Chair. It was fun!!!

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Here is what I sang during the Volunteers Dinner……

An Unreserved Love

I've always been told love won't survive.
Promises will turn into lies
The world just thinks love comes and passes through.
It never lasts pure and true
But I still believe love can last.
It's your unfailing love that gives me rest
You were there when I needed you most
I'll never walk all alone!
On the cross you died and took away my curse.
Love so wondrous no one ever could deserve.
Your bleeding hands proved your love unreserved.
You're my greatest joy and treasure on the earth...
Make my life a fragrant offering I pray.
Help me Lord to serve you truly every day.
Through tears and joy I'll give you all my praise.
Let the whole world know your love and grace!

愛是不保留

常聽說世界愛沒長久 哪裡會有愛無盡頭
塵俗的愛只在乎曾擁有 一刻燦爛便要走
而我卻確信愛是恆久 碰到了你已無別求
無從解釋 不可說明的愛 千秋過後仍長存不朽
誰人受痛苦被懸掛在木頭 至高的愛盡見於刺穿的手
看 血在流反映愛沒保留 持續不死的愛到萬世不休
惟求奉上生命全歸主所有 要將一切盡獻於我主的手
我已決定今生再沒所求 惟望得主稱讚已足夠

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月15日)

Idleness begets a discontented life. It develops self-love, which is the cause of all our misery, and renders us unworthy to receive the favors of divine love.---ST. IGNATIUS.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月14日)

What we do for ourselves during life is more certain than all the good we expect others to do for us after death.---ST. GREGORY THE GREAT.

 

Friday, June 12, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月13日)

we are not raised the first day to the summit of perfection. It is by climbing, not by flying, that we arrive there.---ST. BERNARD.

 

St. Anthony of Padua, my patron saint, pray for us!

聖母經 - Hail Mary in Chinese

 

作曲: 許魏強

演繹: 葉麗儀

編曲: 鍾肇峰

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Please also enjoy this song (in Mandarin)  in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Catechetical Talk #10 (Creation of Man & the Fall)

This is the talk to my 3 prayer groups given on June 1st, 7th, & 8th. Source: Exposition of Christian Doctrine Part I Dogma.

  • Creation of Man
  • Nature of Man
      1. Body
      2. Soul
        1. Spirituality (the operations of the soul are immaterial)
        2. Freedom (proved by the testimony of consciousness, and by moral obligation & responsibility)
        3. Immortality (moral proofs: the necessity of a sanction of moral law, and the desire of perfect happiness)
      3. Relations of soul and body
  • The Trial
      1. Its End
        1. To acknowledge God’s sovereign dominion
        2. To merit everlasting happiness
      2. Its Nature
        1. Material and direct object: the fruit of a tree
        2. Act of submission
  • Creation of Woman
      1. Formation of her body
      2. An aid and companion of man
      3. Institution of marriage
      4. Unity of the human species
  • Primitive State
      1. Supernatural Gifts
        1. Justice
        2. Holiness
      2. Concomitant Gifts
        1. For the soul
          1. Science
          2. Domination of the appetites by the will
        2. For the body
          1. Incorruptibility
          2. Immortality
  • The Fall
    1. Temptation of the Serpent
    2. Fall of Eve
    3. Fall of Adam
    4. Nature and gravity of their sin
    5. Consequences
      1. For Adam and Eve: loss of the supernatural and the concomitant gifts bestowed on them
      2. For their posterity:
        1. Original sin
          1. Its nature
          2. Attestation of its existence
          3. Transmission
      3. Mary preserved from original sin
      4. Promise of a Redeemer

This time the quality of my Chinese talk is better than my English one. But the English talk covers more materials than the Chinese one…

My English talk:

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My Chinese talk:

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Saintly Quote of the Day (2009年6月12日)

True penance consists in regretting without ceasing the faults of the past, and in firmly resolving to never again commit that which is so deplorable.---ST. BERNARD.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Anniversary of Diaconate Ordination

The 5 of us were ordained deacons on June 11th, 2005 at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

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