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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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Praying that Loved Ones Come to Jesus

When we announced God’s vision for our parish on July 15, 2018, one of the…


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Coming to God Through Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

When was the last time we cried because of something positive?  Here are three examples of being…


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The Most Powerful Prayer in the World

Have we ever made excuses for missing Sunday Mass?  Here are two of the worst excuses…


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What a Priest Does All Day

Every now and again, someone asks, “What does a priest do all day?” assuming basically…


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Solicitude for the Needy

Have I ever ignored any of you?  I would never have done it on purpose, but…


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Two Reasons Why God Allows Us to Suffer

There’s a famous story about Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.  When he was 13, he…


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Why I Gave Up My Lightsaber

Have we ever met someone who lived a different kind of life, who showed us…


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Welcoming the Sinner

Here is perhaps a hard question for some of us: If our parish is focused…


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Hospitality is Everyone’s Responsibility

Pray, pay and obey—do we know to what that refers? Pray, pay, and obey.  Many people, especially…


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The Way of Becoming a Disciple

Some theologians have identified five stages of conversion through which all people go in order…


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Welcoming Strangers as Friends

I’ll never forget a story about a Dominican priest who went to Calcutta to give…


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Sex Abuse Scandal and Cover-Up

The topic today is the sexual abuse scandal and its cover-up, but the focus is on Jesus.  Jesus says,…


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Commitment to the Eucharist Gives Stability

Please don’t get too shocked when I tell you the following incident.  One Sunday morning,…


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Benefits of the Eucharist

It’s a funny situation: Some people think they know what I want to hear when…


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The Mass Satisfies Our Spiritual Needs

How many times a year do Catholics have to come to Mass?  54 times: Every Sunday plus…


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Interruptions Can Be Blessings

  Jesus today wants to give us a spiritual skill to deal with one of…


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A Bold Vision for Our Parish

A few years ago, there was a marriage preparation course called God’s Plan for a Joy-filled…


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Can You Handle the (Prophet’s) Truth?

I have a friend who can’t stand this one priest.  Whenever this priest comes up…


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