Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Recommended Websites

Have been @ St. Michael’s for almost 2 weeks! It is a more quiet environment. I did quite a bit of hospital visitations and also visited the sick and elderly @ their homes. I am happy to learn that a number of the people whom I visited regularly read my articles @ The BC Catholic.

My latest series of articles are about the Patron Saints of this year World Youth Day.  

Very happy to celebrate Chinese Mass last Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima in Coquitlam. Chinese Mass there is every third Sunday @ 2 PM. So the next Chinese Sunday Mass will be on August 21. Also I have started saying “private Masses” in Chinese @ the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent (usually on Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:30 AM).

I came across a few websites:

Sister Mary Bethany Zeitler (left), Sister Mary Jacinta Li, and Sister Gabriella Yi will be teaching in local Catholic schools this fall. Photo by Laureen McMahon / The B.C. Catholic

The first one is an article on The BC Catholic about the Dominicans of St. Cecilia coming to our Archdiocese. My cousin, Sister Mary Jacinta will be the local superior of the new community here. Let’s pray for the fruitfulness of their apostolate works.

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The second website is the blog, Being Catholic in China.

It is a blog created by Fides News Service to have exchange ideas with the brothers and sisters of the Church in China. Let’s also pray for the Catholic Church in China.

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The third website is on the Revised Roman Missal.

Starting November 27, we will use the new English translation of the Roman Missal. I am looking forward to celebrate English Mass with the improved translation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Personal Highlights (Good-Bye St. Pat’s!!!)

Baptism of 2 babies on June 26

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Baptized and confirmed a Chinese lady in hospital on June 27. Please keep her in prayers!

June 30 was a day with a number of Sacraments. I did Anointing of the Sick at nursing home and hospital. Gave 1st Communion to the Chinese lady baptized on June 27. Heard Confessions. Administered Baptism, Confirmation, and 1st Communion to a mother and her daughter. Also officiated a Sacramental Marriage.

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July 3: Baptism of a baby girl at 12:30 PM. My 500th Baptism!!!

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Baptism of a baby and 2 young girls at 1:30 PM on July 3.

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Please check out www.fatheranthonyho.ca for my latest uploads of article and recordings. Last weekend, I preached at the Masses at St. Patrick’s to say “good-bye”. Please click HERE to listen to my sermon at the 11 AM Mass.

Tomorrow will be my last day at St. Patrick’s. These 3 years are indeed wonderful years!!! Many precious memories, friendships, and love. I thank God for all the blessings of this past 3 years, and I entrust my new ministry at St. Michael’s to God through the intercession of Our Lady.

Here are some photos of my farewell (plus welcome for Mario Fernandes, OCD).

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