Category Archives: Mission

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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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: Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: 1Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a / Ps 23 / Eph 5:8-14 / Jn 9:1-41 The way human beings sees things is not the same way God would see things. I think this is the overall theme of this Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Year Long Bible Reading Challenge – An Invaluable Experience

On this All Saints’ Day, I take time to reflect on the completion of The Catholic Bible in 365 Days Challenge with the hope that one day, you will want to complete a similar challenge to deepen your love for … Continue reading

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A Journey to “Freedom” – A Son of a Vietnamese Refugee Reflects on the Essex Tragedy

My Facebook News Feed has been flooded with news about the Essex Tragedy, from stories of suspected victims, stories of the tragedy itself, as well as the Catholic perspective on the story itself, to the point that even this tragedy … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Help You Understand and Participate More Actively at Mass (Updated)

Preface: This article was posted here on May 20, 2016. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I noticed a spike in the number of reads in this article. During this time, as many Catholics around the world are facing unprecedented … Continue reading

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Merciful Shepherds: Shepherds in Parish, School and Family

Note: Last Sunday was the 4th Sunday of Easter, may also be commonly known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The CCCB Ordo also makes mention this day as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This year was no ordinary 4th Sunday … Continue reading

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Christians: Called to Share in Christ’s Priestly, Prophetic and Kingly Mission

Official online copy of article can also be found on Catholic Register site! Note from Vincent Pham: A few months back, I was flipping through the Catholic Register and found an ad about a Catholic Essay contest. Entries were to … Continue reading

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