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Fr. Justin grew up in Richmond, BC, the third of three brothers. Though not raised Catholic, he started going to Mass when he was 13. After a powerful experience of God’s love through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, he felt called to the Holy priesthood at the age of 16.

This site is a collection of my thoughts, musings and homilies.


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Overcoming Suffering

All of us hit walls in life and faith.  Some of us are hitting one right…


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Being on Time for Mass

Before we get to the homily proper, I’d just like to address the current COVID-19…


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Experiencing Transcendence

When in your day do you start to relax?  Is it when you leave work?  Arrive home?  Change…


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An Opportunity to Grow

I love opportunities.  For the past nine years, I’ve been doing home fitness programs and always…


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Gentle and Judgemental Equals Perfection

You have to see the recently released movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood about Mr. Rogers.  For…


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Choosing a Better Way

Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs.  He was teased and bullied as a child,…


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Stopping 42 Million Murders

In elementary school, I remember being on a school bus going south on Granville Street…


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Why Euthanasia is Wrong

The 2016 film Arrival asks the question if we would accept life knowing that it will involve…


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Preventing Divisions in the Parish

Here are some things that may be dividing us at St. Anthony’s: A few people…


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Spiritual Friendships

Let’s deal with two problems regarding friendships.  First, what’s called being “unequally yoked,” a term from…


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How to Realize You’re Special

Bob was only 13 when his father left the family.  Being the second oldest of seven…


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The Best Time to Grow Spiritually

How do you want this year to be better than last year?  I’ll ask again: How…


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A Chance for Reconciliation

Merry Christmas, everyone! During the First World War, there was the famous Christmas Truce of…


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Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Once I was doing a video conference call with eleven priests, and the topic for…


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Welcoming Others as Christ Welcomed Us

Three weeks ago, we gathered donations for the seven people who lost their belongings in…


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The Gift of the Wake-up Call

This is Angelo Roncalli, in the centre, an Italian seminarian in 1901.  Note that he’s young…


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The Essence of Christianity

God is calling us to understand the big story of our faith, today.  In other words, what’s…


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A Call to Service

You know how we all say we’re busy?  Can we be honest and admit that, despite…


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