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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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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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How to Become a Hospitality Superhero

Here is an excerpt of Fr. Justin’s “Radical Hospitality” talk at the Upper Room Conference…


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Spontaneous Prayer

I’ve said some foolish things in my life.  One time I met a woman who said,…


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Parenting

A good young priest, Fr. Lucio Choi, once shared with me how he was discouraged,…


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Healing is Simpler Than Imagined

I know a man who’s got a lot of problems: He struggles with his closest…


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How do you spell faith? R-I-S-K

Many of you have said that you remember the story I told last year about…


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How We Treat the Poor Matters

I have a happy announcement to make, one that reminds us to do some biblical…


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Should There Be Separation of Church and State?

On December 1, 1955, a 42-year old black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give…


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The Value of One Person

Two years ago, I learned something funny about boys and girls.  At the end of the…


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Fruitful Discipleship

One of the last times I went to Confession, I wanted to make a really…


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Made for Service

When I was in Taiwan living at the Holy See nunciature (Vatican embassy), Msgr. Russell…


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Making a Decision

In Rome I once met a newly married couple who were visiting from Vancouver.  They…


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Laziness or Rest?

Who in your family does the most work?  Husband or wife?  You or your siblings?  Who does…


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Being Rich Towards God

We’re now halfway through the Sabbath Summer, the season of resting in God and celebrating Him,…


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Praying Like Jesus

In my experience, here are the four most common stumbling blocks to prayer: 1) We…


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Why We Pray

You have five seconds to answer the following question, one that people sometimes ask us,…


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Healing While Resting

Let me explain more deeply why, as a parish family, we’ve just started a season…


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