Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Photos of CACCLC 2011

More photos (from facebook) of this year CACCLC in the US from Sept. 2nd to Sept. 5th.

Please visit my site for the recordings of my talks: http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/575

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

40 Days for Life

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The following message was sent to the Vancouver members of FLL from me regarding 40 Days for Life.

 

FLL volunteers,

You Can Help Save Lives!

From September 28 - November 6, Vancouver is uniting with hundreds of other cities around the world for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history -- the 40 Days for Life campaign. 

Recognizing that “with God all things are possible,” people of faith are praying that this effort will help bring an end to the tragedy of abortion.

We are praying that, with God's help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Vancouver -- and throughout Canada. 

40 days for life in Vancouver will be praying in front of Women's Hospital and Health Center 24/7 from Sept 28 to Nov 6.  The designated location is Heather between W. 29th and 30th Ave.  (pls see map on 40days web site - link below).

To keep thing simple, since it is our first year of participation, I urge you to pray for the intentions of 40daysforlife in your daily prayers at home and at church, in union with the thousand 40day prolifers in the Archdiocese to end abortion.

For further information on the event, please go to:

If you do decide to pray in front of Women's hospital, please read the following guidelines.

I will abide by the following:

1. I will only pursue peaceful solutions to the violence of abortion when volunteering with the 40 Days for Life campaign

2. I will show compassion and reflect Christ’s love to all abortion facility employees, volunteers, and customers

3. I understand that acting in a violent or harmful manner immediately and completely disassociates me from the 40 Days for Life campaign

4. I am in no way associated with the abortion facility or its affiliates by way of employment, informant, volunteer, client, or otherwise


While standing in the city right of way in front of the abortion facility:

5. I will not obstruct the driveways or sidewalk while standing in the public right of way

6. I will not litter on the public right of way

7. I will closely attend to any children I bring to the prayer vigil

8. I will not threaten, physically contact, or verbally abuse the abortion facility employees, volunteers, or customers

9. I will not vandalize private property

10. I will cooperate with local city authorities

Friday, September 23, 2011

St. Philomena

A good lady gave me a big picture of St. Philomena as an act of thanksgiving for answered prayers. I am very happy to hang this lovely picture at my prayer room. I am very honored to have a 1st class relic of the saint.

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This picture inspired me to pray to St. Philomena for personal needs.

Please click HERE for an article on the  Present Ecclesial Status of Devotion to Saint Philomena.

Please visit  a site dedicated to her: http://www.philomena.us/

Today, I came across the beautiful signing of a Cantonese thanksgiving hymn on You tube:

Today is the Feast of St. Pio. This week, I used a relic of Padre Pio to bless the students at school and in PREP. I told stories about this wonderful saint to the young people. May we all learn from him to love prayer and to pray well.

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It’s wonderful to watch the video of the last Mass of Padre Pio (September 22, 1968)

Please visit www.fatheranthonyho.ca for my latest uploads of articles, sermons, and talks.

Monday, September 12, 2011

My 100th Article for Pax Sinica

This week BC Catholic (Sept. 12 issue) has my 100th article for the Pax Sinica English-Chinese column.

I am launching a series of Catechetical articles on the Creed.

Please read this week introductory article on-line:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/577

Please visit www.fatheranthonyho.ca for all 100 articles.

You can search all the articles according to categories HERE. I will upload a new article on the Creed each week under the category of “Catechetical Series”.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Baptism on the Birthday of Our Lady

Yesterday, September 8, was the Birthday of Our Lady. It was also the 13th anniversary of my entrance to the seminary.

It was a great joy for me to baptize, confirmed, and gave 1st Communion to Grandma Tam (譚婆婆) in Cantonese @ Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

The family & friends of Grandma Tam and some students of my Chinese Catechism class came to this joyous celebration.

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Here are the main points of my sermon:

  • Grandma Tam and I shared the same birthday (March 23)
  • But from now on, we will have anniversary on the same date (September 8)---her Baptism and my entrance to seminary
  • We celebrate birthday of Jesus, Mary, and John the Baptist during the liturgical year because they were born without original sin
  • In Baptism, our sins are forgiven. Baptism is our spiritual birthday
  • Our Lady’s body was
    • without sin,
    • the temple of the Holy Spirit, and
    • the temple for the Body of Jesus
  • By Baptism & Confirmation, Grandma Tam will become the temple of the Holy Spirit
  • In Holy Communion, her body will also welcome the Body of Jesus
  • Entrust one’s spiritual life to Our Lady

CACCLC 2011

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Last weekend, I had the great joy to participate @ California Chinese Catholic Living Camp (CACCLC) with 83 young people.

I arrived @ San Francisco on Thursday, September 1. And I stayed @ Sts. Peter & Paul Parish for one night.

It was a great joy for me to meet Father Mario Rosso, and to pray with other Salesians in the chapel. Fr. Mario’s dedication and devotion were very inspiring!

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The Living Camp began in the evening of Friday, September 2 @ Vallombrosa Center with Icebreaking activities.

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From Saturday (September 3) to Monday (September 4), we had Masses, Confessions, prayers, talks, group sharing, music, skits, games, morning exercises, food, and fun.

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Please visit my web page for the recordings of my talks, workshop and sermons at the camp.

TALK ONE: Overview of spiritual life and Prayer

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Resources for TALK ONE: Articles on
Prayer and Rule of Life (Series of Articles on Means to Holiness)

Download Rosary Meditations 下戴玫瑰經默想:


[English Meditations Download]

[下載中文默想 ]
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TALK TWO: On Confession and Commandments


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Resources for TALK TWO: My talk for ECCCLC 08 and Story of Gloria Polo
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TALK THREE: On Holy Eucharist and Sunday Mass


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Resources for TALK THREE: My talk for ECCCLC 08 and articles on the Mass
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TALK FOUR: On Confirmity to the Will of God, Suffering, and Discernment


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Resources for TALK FOUR: Articles on the Will of God and on Suffering
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TALK FIVE: On my Vocation story, growth in Faith, and Devotion to Our Lady


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Resources for TALK FIVE: My talk for ECCCLC 08 and article on Devotion to Our Lady
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WORKSHOP: On Bible and Tradition, Infallibility of the Pope, Saints and Relics.


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Resources for Workshop: Articles on Tradition and Relics
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SERMON ONE: Sunday Sermon on Means to Overcome Sins in Community


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SERMON TWO: On St. Joseph and Work


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The one thing that gave me great joy was the opportunity to hear Confessions for the young people. I am very grateful for the 7 hours of hearing Confessions (3 1/2 hours on Saturday night and 3 1/2 hours on Sundays night). For us priests, preaching is sowing and hearing Confessions is reaping. Thanks be to God!!!

Please visit www.fatheranthonyho.ca for my other latest uploads, and my personal page for CACCLC 01:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/575