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On the Feast of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs November 24, 2015

On the Feast of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs November 24, 2015

It is November 24, 2015! For a Vietnamese Catholic like me, it is a very special day- the solemnity of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs.  This year it is even more special! Last weekend, I got a chance to come back to the diocese for a short visit in which I helped with the bilingual Mass (English/Vietnamese). […]

Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd

Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd

When I was in college in Vietnam, I used to have an image of Jesus the Good Shepherd on my desk at all times! It was a very peaceful, trustful, and joyful feeling whenever I looked at the image. The image reminded me that I was always taken care, watched over and protected by Jesus […]

Ash Wednesday Mission!

Ash Wednesday Mission!

Ash Wednesday was last week – February 18, 2015. At 2:30PM that day, I departed from my intern parish to a Detention Center facility. After 30 minutes driving on Interstate 10, I arrived at the Detention Center at 3:00PM. Due to the schedule at the Detention Center, I could not have Liturgy of Word with […]

Three Months Full of Blessings!

Three Months Full of Blessings!

It has been three months since I started my pastoral internship year. The three months are full of blessings and surprises which help me grow personally, spiritually and professionally. It is a great blessing for me to be assigned to my intern parish where I am now. It is a parish in a small town […]

Pastoral Year has begun

Pastoral Year has begun

I have been doing my pastoral year for about two months and I have enjoyed it so far. The pastor is a young priest: intellectual, humble, holy, and passionate. I have been learning a lot from him. The life at the parish is full of surprises! The pastor and I definitely try to accomplish whatever […]

Summer 2014 – A New and Wonderful Experience!

Summer 2014 – A New and Wonderful Experience!

It is summer time!!! How do you enjoy your summer so far? Wish you an enjoyable, fruitful, and blessed summer. I would like to share with you how my summer looks like so far. For this summer, I am doing my Clinical Pastoral Education in Austin, Texas as a chaplain. I have been going from […]

Wonderful Experience at the Easter Vigil Mass with the RCIA group…

Wonderful Experience at the Easter Vigil Mass with the RCIA group…

In my second year of theology, I was with the RCIA group of a parish in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The Easter Vigil Mass with them was a wonderful, delightful, and magnificent experience for me!!! My Holy Saturday began early. We had rehearsal for the elect and the candidate in the morning. They all […]

Summer Apostolate Program 2013

Summer Apostolate Program 2013

Summer 2013, I was assigned to a parish on the West side of our diocese. At the beginning, I was a little worried!!! However, I soon came to realize that I was worrying for nothing. The people of God at the parish are good, kind, and lovely. They truly make me feel at home! Everything […]

Thank You for your Prayers!

Thank You for your Prayers!

Our lives are full of blessings… Two days ago, I received a letter from the Confirmation students at a parish in our El Paso diocese… While I was opening the letter, I was wondering how the senders knew me!!! I was looking at the name of the senders for a while and trying to remember […]

God works in Mysterious Ways…

God works in Mysterious Ways…

This Spring semester, I go to a parish about 20 minutes from the seminary on Sunday to serve at the 10:00AM Mass and meet with the RCIA group after Mass. The following is my experience with the RCIA group last Sunday, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. My brother seminarian and I were the coordinators last Sunday. […]