Monday, August 30, 2010

Please pray for Father Lo 請為盧子榮神父安息祈禱

Father John Lo was the Assistant Pastor at my parish (St. Jude’s) in Hong Kong. Around 10 years ago he suffered a stroke and lived at nursing home. He died on August 21. Please pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

Please click HERE for the news of Fr. Lo’s passing and funeral.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Novena to Mother Teresa (August 17-25)

The Missionaries of Charity here in Vancouver will be praying a Novena to Mother Teresa (from August 17-25) in preparation of her 100th birthday on August 26, 2010.

Please click HERE for the official novena to Mother Teresa.

I will be preaching to the Sisters on the 1st & 6th day of the Novena.

Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady (August 15)

“Get-together” for members of my English prayer group on the eve of Assumption with potluck dinner, karaoke, and Night Prayer at the balcony. 

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Please click HERE for my Sunday sermon for the Solemnity of Assumption.

Baby Baptism on the Solemnity of Assumption.

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Chinese prayer meeting in the evening of Assumption Day with the blessing of herbs.

Meanings of blessing of herbs on Assumption Day:

1. Fragrant of herbs reminds us the virtues of Our Lady.

2. Legend: when the Apostles opened Mary’s tomb the third day after her burial, so show it to Thomas, they did not find her body anymore, but in tis place there were fragrant roses and radiantly white lilies.

3. “These healing herbs are blessed in memory of the glorious triumph over the world, the flesh and the Devil, which the blessed Virgin Mary celebrated in her Assumption.”---the ritual of Constance. 

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Trips to Mission

I was very glad to welcome Father Anthony Tcheong and Father Francis Hung from Hong Kong. They are both Salesians priests. Father Tcheong was the rector of the high school I attended in Hong Kong. He was the first priest encouraged me to consider the priesthood.

On August 6, after Mass, I drove the 2 priests to Mission. We visited the 2 monasteries there.

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Last week, there was a 3 days retreat at Stave Lake, Mission for youth of St. Patrick’s Parish.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

FLL Radio Program 愛的恩泉電台節目(August 14)

August 14, 2010 (Saturday)

  • Toronto 6 PM @ AM 1430
  • Vancouver 8 PM @ AM 1470

I am going to talk about martyrdom and witness to the Faith.

For more information, please read my article for the Pax Sinica column on the BC Catholic newspaper (July 5, 2010).

You may contact me by email: fatheranthonyho@gmail.com

Please visit FLL website: http://fll.cc/

 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Trip to Oregon with members of my prayer groups

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Last Monday to Wednesday (August 2-4), I led members of my 3 prayer groups to Oregon for a 3-days trip and retreat.

We visited St. James’ Cathedral in Seattle on our way to Oregon. 

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We stayed at Mount Angel Abbey.

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Chinese Mass at St. Joseph’s Chapel.

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Venerated the incorrupt hand relic of English Martyr.

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Spiritual conferences. 

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August 3 afternoon: Visited Brigittine Monastery.

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August 3 afternoon: Visited Trappist Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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August 4 morning: Visited Our Lady of Peace Retreat Centre.

 

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August 4 morning: Visited Holy Rosary Parish.

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August 4 noon: Visited Grotto.

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