Category Archives: Christian

A Reflection for April 23, 2020

It was in my mental calendar – today, April 23rd, 2020, I would be at the St. Cecilia’s Church for the celebration of Mass to pray for the repose of the soul of Thầy Tuấn – a friend, mentor, and … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year A, B and C

“Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” Jn 20:9 Is it Easter already? It … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year A

Lectionary Reflection: Mt 21:1-11 (Procession) / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22 / Phil 2:6-11 / Mt 26:14—27 The Liturgy of Palm Sunday begins my most favourite time of the Liturgical Year – Holy Week. The whole Church begins Holy Week … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Pope’s Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi in the midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

While the Pope gives an Urbi et Orbi blessing twice a year, this one was widely shared, partially because unlike the ordinary ones, it was given during a time that was convenient for most people (at least Canadians). Or, some … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Second Sunday of Lent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Gen 12:1-4A / Ps 33 / 2Tim 1:8b-10 / Mt 17:1-9 A year ago, after seeking a “traveller’s blessing” from our pastor prior to Ash Wednesday Mass, in less than 24-hours, I was on a flight to Europe … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Year A, B, and C (Mass During the Day)

Lectionary Readings: Is 52:7-10 / Ps 98 / Heb 1:1-16 / Jn 1:1-18 Note: This reflection is based on the readings for Mass During the Day. Unfortunately, the Canadian Lectionary readings are not made available online for this specific set … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Is 35:1-6a / Ps 146 / Jam 5:7-10 / Mt 11:2-11 “Come, come, Emmanuel! Son of God appear. Heaven and earth, rejoice! Salvation is drawing near.” That is the refrain of Steve Angrisano’s Advent Hymn, Emmanuel. However, the … Continue reading

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