Vincent Pham, known as The Catholic Man by many of his friends, is a student at the University of Toronto’s Trinity College of the Faculty of Arts and Science pursuing a double major in Ethics, Law and Society, and Philosophy along with a minor in Christianity and Culture. Vincent is an alumni of Chaminade College School in Toronto (Class of 2019). He has a great love for all things Catholic, especially Catholic liturgy.
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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
Lectionary Readings: Ex 17:3-7 / Ps 95 / Rom 5:1-2,5-8 / Jn 4:5-42 In a couple of weeks, for a course called “Earth, Portrait of a Planet”, (either in-person or virtually… pending announcement from UofT,) I will be presenting to … Continue reading
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
Lectionary Readings: Gen 2:7-9, 16-18,2-5; 3:1-7 / Ps 51 / Rom 5:12-19 / Mt 4:1-11 The Church inaugurated the Season of Lent with the liturgy of Ash Wednesday, which included the iconic ritual of the Imposition of Ashes, in which … Continue reading
Lectionary Readings: Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51 / 2Cor 5:20-6:2 / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 I don’t know about you, but the more Ash Wednesdays that I experience, the deeper I think about who I am and how I should live. … Continue reading
Lectionary Readings: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 / Ps 128 / Col 3:12-17 / Mt 2:13-15, 19-23 “Ite Missa Est,” in its english translation, “Go, the Mass is ended,” are the common words heard, in one formula or another by a priest … Continue reading
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
Lectionary Readings: Is 7:10-14 / Ps 24 / Rom 1:1-7 / Mt 1:18-24 Since the beginning of Advent, we have been hearing about the “second coming” of Christ in glory. This may sound overwhelming and perhaps even makes us afraid. … Continue reading
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
Lectionary Readings: Is 26:1-6 / Ps 72 / Rom 15:4-9 / Mt 3:1-12 “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” (Is 40:3, Mt 3:3) These words of the prophet Isaiah are echoed again in Matthew’s Gospel today. … Continue reading