Friday, July 6, 2012

First Day as Pastor

I became Pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Surrey (Cloverdale) on July 5.
I celebrated the Votive Mass of Precious Blood in the morning, praying for my ministry and for the parish.
Please click HERE to listen to my first sermon at Precious Blood.
After Mass, I recite the Act of Consecration of Parish to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Please click HERE for the formula.
My friends from different places came to attend the Mass, and we went out for lunch.
In the afternoon, I started to taste the “busy life” of a pastor: Meeting with principal, compose a message for the bulletin, figure out computer connection in rectory, sorting out paper works, signing document…..
Evening was spent in quiet prayer, and finishing an article. I felt exhausted by the end of the day, and also very grateful for the new challenges.