Tuesday, July 9, 2013

One Year @ Precious Blood

July 5 marks my 1st anniversary as Pastor of Precious Blood Parish. I am very grateful for a very happy year. Precious Blood is a wonderful community.

On the weekend of July 6-7, we had an unusual celebration. On July 2, we paid the final payment of the parish debt. The parish is now debt free. At the end of the Masses, I had the joy to share the good news with the parishioners. A member of the Finance Committee brought cakes to share with parishioners to celebrate being debt free.

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Each year the five of us who were ordained for the Archdiocese of Vancouver in 2006 get together to celebrate Mass and eat dinner. On July 8, we celebrated together. This year I was the main celebrant.

 

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On July 1, I organized members of my Chinese prayer groups for a Day of Pilgrimage & Prayer. We started at Precious Blood Parish, and visited the grotto in Mission, the Poor Clare and the Abbey. We prayed 15 decades of the Rosary, Divine Mercy, and joined the nuns and monks for Mid-Afternoon Prayer and Evening Prayer.

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Summer time……spend time with members of my prayer group watching Catholicism DVD’s each week. Last Thursday (July 4) we also celebrated my 1st anniversary @ Precious Blood with ice-cream & pies.

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Baptisms on May 26, June 15 & June 23. Welcome to the Catholic Church!

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 First Communion banner (May 26) from K of C & CWL

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Cake for my 7th Ordination Anniversary (May 30)

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Currently writing a series of articles for the BC Catholic on Our Lady of Fatima. You can read the articles (and the last series on Church History) at my site:

www.fatheranthonyho.com