Pastor’s Desk

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family - Self-denial and Sacrifice

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family - Self-denial and Sacrifice

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

2.3 Self-denial and Sacrifice

In my opinion, this is one of the very important aspects of formation besides faith. We have considered in length of the integration of the two poles subjective and objective or the ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family

By Fr. Hien Nguyen 2.2 Prayer  Ritual and tradition are also important to the education of faith and these can be long lasting memories that the member of families continue to treasure and celebrate for years to come and even from one ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family - Prayer

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family - Prayer

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

2. Vocation Culture in the Family

2.2 Prayer

The only way our children can hear God’s call is to know how to listen to God and to talk to God, or simply to pray. ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Vocation Culture in the Family

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

2. Vocation Culture in the Family

2.1 Domestic Church: The Foundation

Pope John Paul II in many of his writings and homilies has mentioned numerously that “the Christian family is the first place where vocations develop. ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Theocentric / Rational-Spiritual Level / Unitative

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Theocentric / Rational-Spiritual Level / Unitative

By Fr. Hien Nguyen Theocentric / Rational-Spiritual Level / Unitative This purgation was even more profound when they escaped from Vietnam by boat and became a refugee in Indonesia under the protection of the United Nations. John ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Philanthropic Stage / Psycho-social / Illumination

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Philanthropic Stage / Psycho-social / Illumination

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

Philanthropic Stage / Psycho-social / Illumination

An unexpected purification came when the war between the Communist from the North and the Republic from the South ended on April 30, 1975. The Communist officially took control of ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood – 1.3 A Story, a Perspective, a Development of a Call

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – 1.3 A Story, a Perspective, a Development of a Call

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

1.3 A Story, a Perspective, a Development of a Call (continuation of Vocation’s reflection by Fr. Hien)

Here I would like to share a story and an experience of a person I know well ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Secondary Calling

A focus on vocations to the priesthood – Secondary Calling

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

Secondary Calling (continuation of Vocation’s reflection by Fr. Hien)

Secondary vocation, although less important than the first, is also a call from God. In this secondary call, we are invited by God to live a ...

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A New Year's Prayer

A New Year's Prayer

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be ...

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will in the Holy Spirit. Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share ...

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