Thursday, May 31, 2018

12th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

Yesterday (May 30), I had the joy of celebrating the 12th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination with parishioners and prayer groups members.

We had Holy Hour (Adoration, Night Prayer, English-Cantonese Rosary, Taize hymns, and Benediction). After the Holy Hour, we had pot-luck dinner. During which, there was a presentation, followed by Divine Mercy and Blessing.












Monday, January 22, 2018

A Beautiful Prayer and Reflection of St. Faustina for the Practice of Mercy in Daily Life.

+ O Most Holy Trinity! As many times as I breathe, as many times as my heart beats, as
many times as my blood pulsates through my body, so many thousand times do I want to
glorify Your mercy.

+I want to be completely transformed into Your mercy and to be Your living reflection, O
Lord. May the greatest of all divine attributes, that of Your unfathomable mercy, pass
through my heart and soul to my neighbor.

Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge
from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors‟ souls and come to their
rescue.

Help me, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbors‟ needs
and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.

Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively
of my neighbor, but have a word of comfort and forgiveness for all.

Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may
do only good to my neighbors and take upon myself the more difficult and toilsome tasks.

Help me, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor,
overcoming my own fatigue and weariness. My true rest is in the service of my neighbor.

Help me, O Lord, that my hart may be merciful so that I myself may feel all the sufferings
of my neighbor. I will refuse my heart to no one. I will be sincere even with those who, I
know, will abuse my kindness. And I will lock myself up in the most merciful Heart of
Jesus. I will bear my own suffering in silence. May Your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me.

+ You Yourself command me to exercise the three degrees of mercy. The first: the act of
mercy, of whatever kind. The second: the word of mercy – if I cannot carry out a work of
mercy, I will assist by my words. The third: prayer – if I cannot show mercy by deeds or
words, I can always do so by prayer. My prayer reaches out even there where I cannot
reach out physically.

O my Jesus, transform me into Yourself, for you can do all things.-----Diary of St. Faustina (#163)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cantonese Mass at St. John the Apostle 西區廣東話彌撒

Happy to celebrate first Cantonese Mass today (October 7) at St. John the Apostle Parish. The first regular Cantonese Mass in Vancouver west side (every Saturday at 4 pm) 第一台溫哥華西區的固定廣東話彌撒(逢週六下午四時)

Parish website has been updated with our new schedule. 堂區的網站有最新的彌撒、告解、和道理班的時間

http://www.stjohnapostle.net/main.html



Sunday, July 16, 2017

My new parish-----St. John the Apostle (Kerrisdale)

On July 13, I became the Pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in the Kerrisdale area of Vancouver west side.

The address of the parish is 5457 Trafalgar St., Vancouver.

The parish phone number is 604-266-8800

Here is the parish website:

http://www.stjohnapostle.net/main.html

My personal email: fatheranthonyho@gmail.com

On July 13, I offered the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and prayed the Act of Consecration of the Parish to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. July 13 was also the 100th anniversary of the July Fatima apparition. 





Saturday, June 11, 2016

10th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

I was ordained a priest on May 30, 2006. To mark the 10th anniversary, I offered a Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 30, 2016 at St. Anthony's parish in Vancouver (the church I was ordained). Many members and friends from my four prayer groups came to the Mass. 

At the end of the Mass, we prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and I prayed the Act of Consecration to Our Lady. 

After Mass, we had a potluck dinner downstairs.  

You can listen to my sermon that evening HERE


























Here are couple of photos taken 10 years ago on May 30, 2006.






Friday, May 6, 2016

Highlights from November 2015 to April 2016

Baptisms, Confirmations and Full Communion from November, 2015  to April, 2016




New Deacons (December 8, 2015)




My 40th Birthday Celebrations with  Prayer Group Members





New Roman Vestments (Lamb of God, Sacred Heart, and Precious Blood)






Attended Cloverdale Catholic School Fundraising Dinner with Friends 



22th Anniversary of Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayer Group (my Chinese Sunday evening group)


 
New Statue and Image for Prayer Group Meetings