Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday Sermons & Baptisms

Some main points of my Sunday Sermon for June 20:

  • The plan of God the Father for Jesus was both painful and loving. This plan became clear when Christ rose from the dead.
  • The plan of God for the Apostles and for the saints is both painful and loving. The plan became clear for each one of them when they died.
  • The plan of God for us is also painful and loving, it will be clear to us when we die.
  • If we let God to write the history of our life story, it will be a happy ending.
  • What is popular is not always right.
  • Blessed Jacinta of Fatima  predicted about 90 years ago: “Certain fashions will come that will offend Our Lord very much”.
  • Our Faith in Christ help us to view marriage and life issues in the true light, which is not always fashionable.
  • We should be grateful that we have been given the whole truth.

Baby Baptism on June 20 (2 baby boys):

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Some main points for my Sunday Sermons on June 27:

  • To put one’s own mantle on someone else the way Elijah did with Elisha, amounted to communicating one’s own powers to that person.
  • Elisha left his riches to follow Elijah. The disciples left all to follow Christ. We, as followers of Christ through Baptism, must put God first. Our coming to Sunday Mass each week is a concrete expression that we put God first.
  • Jesus fight against the sin but very patient with sinners.
  • He corrected the shortcomings of His disciples, but He was very patient with His disciples.
  • Correct wrongdoings: St Augustine once wrote that, "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”
  • Patient: Story of St. Francis de Sales
  • Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner

Baby Baptism on June 27 (1 baby boy & 2 baby girls):

 

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I did my 400th Baptism!!! (including a few conditional Baptism) I recorded each of them and keep them in prayers each day.

Farewell Mass @ Corpus Christi (in English & Cantonese) for Fr. Michael & myself. Father Michael will be retired on July 7.

 

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Next Sunday will be my last time saying Chinese Mass at Corpus Christi. There will be a new Chinese priest in that parish. Father Peter is transferred to another parish.

Please click HERE for the pastoral assignments of priests this year.

A farewell dinner for me @ Chinese Family Rosary (Corpus Christi):

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