Thursday, September 16, 2010

Personal Highlights

Baptism of baby boy on September 11 (Saturday):

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Baptism of baby boy on September 12 (Sunday):

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Annual get-together with my classmates on September 13 (Monday).

We had Mass together, then dinner.

It’s wonderful to see Father Justin Huang from Rome.

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Out-door education for grades 6 & 7 in Squamish (Sept. 14-15): living Rosary, camp fire, & Mass.

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Visited Madonna House (September 15) in the evening: Mass, catechetical sharing, & supper.

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Very excited to receive holy relics from a monastery.

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Holy relics received:

Apostle: St. Jude.

Martyrs: Stephen, Lawrence, Blase, Cecilia, Agnes, Lucy, Agatha, Perpetua, Felicity,  Philomena, and other Martyrs of Vietnam.

Doctors/ Teachers: Augustine, Gregory the Great, Athanasius, Irenaeus, Bonaventure, and Thomas Aquinas

Monks & nuns: Benedict, Scholastica, Bernard, Bruno, and Norbert

Mothers: Helen, Monica


Confessors: Nicolas of Myra, Francis of Assisi, St. Joseph of Cupertino, John Bosco, Pius V, Martin de Porres, Rose of Lima, Catherine of Siena, Peregrine Laziosi (patron of cancer patients), Pier Giorgio Frassati, Bartolo Longo and other confessors.

Most of the relics are small fragments of bone from the body of the saints. These holy relics will be venerated regularly during prayer meetings of my 3 prayer groups. Also they will be used to bless people at gatherings, classroom visitations, and retreats. From time to time, relics will be exposed in chapel and in church for public veneration. Holy relics are powerful means to help us connect to Church history, and to experience the Communion of Saints. 

If you have any special intention to any of the saints listed above, please send me the intention (fatheranthonyho@gmail.com), and I will place it close to the relic of the saint, and pray for your intention daily.