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“…and the greatest… is love.” – A Reflection on the COVID-19 Response of the Catholic Church in Vietnam

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthian 13:13 As Canada finds itself in the start of the fourth wave of COVID-19, looking at the brighter side of things, we … Continue reading

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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: 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: 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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Vincent Pham’s Top 5 Moments of 2020

This may seem like routine now… but this act of sitting down and reflecting on what happened throughout the year on New Year’s Eve is ever so prominent this year, 2020 because even the midst of difficulties in life, a … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

“…to bring good news…” (Is 61: 1) What good news is there really in the world as we continue to see terror and violence, racism, injustice, victory of euthanasia, victory of pro-choice movements, and ultimately, the effects of this COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

Lectionary Readings: Is 49:1-5,9-11 / Ps 85 / 2Pt 3:8-14 / Mk 1:1-8 “But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.” 2Pt 3:13 It has been nearly a … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: First Sunday of Advent, year B

Lectionary Readings: Is 63:16b-17; 64.1, 3-8 / Ps 80 / 1Cor 1:3-9 / Mk 13:33-37 Have you ever been to a pottery workshop before? I remember just over a year ago going to Studio-on-the-Hill with some members of Vietnamese Martyrs … Continue reading

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