Author Archives: Vincent Pham

About Vincent Pham

Vincent is a humanities student of the University of Toronto’s Trinity College of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He hopes to pursue a double major in Ethics, Law and Society, and Philosophy.

Reflections of a Liturgical MC on Holy Week 2021

Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Corpus Christi – the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. While Ordinary Time (part 2) started nearly two weeks ago, for me, this Solemnity closes the Easter celebrations as we return to … Continue reading

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An Academic Year Gone Too Fast – Thoughts on a UofT Online School Year

My second year of undergraduate studies wrapped up last Friday with my last final assessment (a.k.a. exams). It was not a year any undergraduate University of Toronto (UofT) student, either first-year or fourth-year would have expected, with a full year … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Year A, B and C (2021)

Lectionary Readings: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 / Ps 116 / 1Cor 11:23-26 / Jn 13:1-15 [Jesus] loved them to the end. Jn 13:1 We once again arrive at the Paschal Triduum with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. We still … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord, Year B

Lectionary Readings: Mk 11:1-10 (Procession) / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22 / Phil 2:6-11 / Mk 14:1-15:47 Holy Week has once again come to the Catholic Church with the Liturgy of Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord. For … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

“O God, make me productive grain, efficient grain, effective grain. Jesus, make me a grain of wheat so that I can reach your Eucharistic reality, by which I really and truly live.” Prayer of Bl. Carlo Acutis Lectionary Readings: Jer … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), Year B

Lectionary Readings: 2 Chron 36:14-17a, 19-23 / Ps 137 / Eph 2:4-10 / Jn 3:14-21 This Sunday, the priest will wear rose vestments for Laetare Sunday, the Sunday of Joy which marks the midpoint of Lent. However, this year’s Laetare … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary Readings: Ex 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 (shorter) / Ps 19 / 1Cor 1:18, 22-25 / Jn 2:13-25 At the end of last week’s Gospel, we read, “As they [Jesus, Peter, James and John] were coming down the mountain, he ordered … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary Readings: Gen 22 1-2, 9-13, 15-18 / Ps 116 / Rom 8:31b-35, 37 / Mk 9:2-10 Have you ever been up a mountain either on foot or on vehicle and simply enjoy the views from up top? I recall … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: First Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary Readings: Gen 9:8-15 / Ps 25 / 1 Pet 3:18-22 / Mk 1:12-15 My favourite celebration of the Liturgical Year is no doubt the Easter Vigil and even if it must be celebrated in less exterior solemnity, it will … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Ash Wednesday, Year A, B, C (2021)

Lectionary Readings: Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51 / 2Cor 5:20-6:2 / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 We once again reach the liturgy of Ash Wednesday again this February 17, 2021. Despite the modifications to the Ash Wednesday distribution of the ashes this … Continue reading

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