Friday, August 31, 2012

Father Gabriele Maria Allegra 雷永明神父

Just read the good news about the upcoming beatification of Father Gabriele Maria Allegra 雷永明神父 (1907-1976)!

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/world-news/detail/articolo/17757/

Here is the news in Chinese.

Information on the life of Father Allegra: http://archives.catholic.org.hk/In%20Memoriam/Clergy-Brother/G-Allegra.htm

He will be the first Blessed from my homeland---Hong Kong.

The beatification ceremony will be on September 29, 2012 in Acireale, Sicily.

I feel very blessed to have a hair relic of his under my care.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Memorable Month

This is my second month @ Precious Blood Parish. It has been a very happy month!

On August 4, the Archbishop came to celebrate Mass with installation ceremony of me as Pastor of Precious Blood Parish.

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During the ceremony, the Archbishop led me to different parts of the church pointing out the different duties of a pastor.

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Photo with Archbishop and my family.

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My old friends from Corpus Christi Parish (my first priestly assignment)

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Baptism in August.

August 4: Baby girl from Germany

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I baptized her brother few years ago.

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August 11: Baptism of baby Isabella Rose Kung---my niece!!!

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August 18: Baptism of the grandson of my friends.

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August 28: Baptism of 2 girls.

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This month I also did 2 weddings, a number of funerals and home visits with house blessing. I am also getting used to some duties as pastor, like signing checks, and checking bank accounts balance regularly.

Sunday Sermons @ Precious Blood: http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/636

Chinese version of sermons on radio: http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/640

Preached a retreat in Chinese @ Westminster Abbey, Mission, in anticipation of the Year of Faith (August 25-26).

 http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/784

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Recent articles on the BC Catholic on St. Maximilian Kolbe & St. Louis Marie de Montfort

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/786

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/787

Please check out www.fatheranthonyho.ca for other recordings and articles.

Very pleased to meet the catechists of PREP/CCD and school teachers of Cloverdale Catholic School. I am looking forward to September with lots of opportunities to share and to teach the Faith.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fake facebook account

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Someone set up a fake facebook account using my name and 2 of my photos around 9 AM this morning. That person sent out friend requests to many of my friends, and then chatted with them asking for money for someone having kidney complications in Uganda. Please ignore that fake account, and defriend it.

Here is the link to the FAKE account:

http://www.facebook.com/franthony.ho

The fake account name is “Fr- Anthony Ho” and the site address ends with “franthony.ho” Also, I was not born on Feb. 19.

I have only ONE facebook account and its account name is “Anthony Ho”, and the site address ends with “fatheranthonyho”

Here is the link to the TRUE account:

http://www.facebook.com/fatheranthonyho

My true account has more than 5,000 “friends”, and now people who are not my “friends” can also Subscribe to it.

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Here is one conversation the impostor had, trying to get money using my name, and the parts of the imposter are underlined. 

Greetings

Peace and Grace of our Lord Be with You!

Hi Fr. Anthony, Peace be with you too!

How have you been?
Where are you currently?

I'm doing ok. I'm working from home today.
How is your new assignment?

Great..but I have a small problem here. Can you please do for me this urgent favor?

What's the problem?

I have just received a message from one of the students I do help in the university in Uganda, that he has a kidney complication.

Can you please help me and send him some urgent assistance from there?
I will refund you later.

How do I do that?

Can you please send the boy $ 400?
Please let me know how much you can send him through Western Union Money Transfer.

send me the info

Please give me your current e-mail address
so that I send you the info

email it to my regular email account. i need to run now. going out for lunch. will talk later.

Another conversation:

It is all fine.How have you been?
Where are you currently?

very good

im still in hong kong

ooh I see...Can you please do for me this urgent favor?

will be going into 2nd yr philiosophy in holy spirit seminary next year

what is the urgent favor?

I have just received a message from one of the students I do help in the university in Uganda, that he has a kidney complication.

??

Can you please help me and send him some urgent assistance from there?

who are you?

do not think so sorry

Please pray for the impostor, that he/she will be truly sorry for the sin.