Many beautiful celebrations in the past couple weeks!
On June 3, Pablo Santa Maria Watson was ordained a Deacon.
June 4, I was blessed to consecrated the Host for Adoration. The Vocation Monstrance was used for the first time in our Archdiocese that evening. There were also Confessions and procession. Our Archbishop gave the Benediction.
On June 5, there was 1st Communion in our parish. Also there was Graduation Mass for high school on June 4 and closing Mass for high school on June 9.
On June 11, there was Priestly Ordination at Holy Rosary Cathedral. I myself was ordained a Deacon with 4 others 6 years ago on June 11! Now, there is one more priest in our Archdiocese---Father Bryan Duggan. He was from St. Michael’s Parish in Burnaby---my future parish. I was happy to meet chat with some of my future parishioners after the Ordination Mass.
In the evening of June 11 (Vigil of Pentecost), I had the great joy to welcome 10 people into the Catholic Church. We had Baptism, Confirmation, and 1st Communion. The Mass was celebrated in both English and Cantonese.
Baby Baptism on Pentecost Sunday (June 12) with many “godparents”.
Evening of June 12: Fundraising cruise to support St. Patrick’s parish in Maple Ridge. Anticipated Fathers’ Day.
Today (June 13) is the Feast of St. Anthony (my patron saint)! I blessed the faithful with the relic of St. Anthony both after the morning Mass and at the end of the Chinese prayer group meeting.
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