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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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Best Graces of 2021

May I ask: Are people still greeting each other, ‘Happy New Year’?  If so, good, because…


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Desire for a Better Year

Happy New Year again, everyone! I’m going to make a statement, and I’d ask for…


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Four Distractions from Intimacy

Happy New Year, everyone! One spiritual truth that we need to keep in mind is…


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Parents Know Best

Merry Christmas, everyone!  On this Feast of the Holy Family, let’s look at the parenting of…


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Where Humility Will Help Us

Merry Christmas, everyone!  We’re going to talk about humility tonight, because Christmas celebrates Jesus’ humility.  He didn’t…


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Strengthening Weak Points

I want to tell you a story about Bryan.  In his mid-20s, he and his girlfriend…


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Console Others, Not Yourself

For years now, when I hear Confessions, one of the penances I sometimes give is…


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Patience in Desolation

Our opening question is: When will the darkness pass?  In the book Discernment of Spirits in Marriage,…


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Recognizing and Deflecting Desolation

Mark wrote in his journal that things are a mess.  This past month for him has…


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Celebrating the Greatest Decision

Today’s homily is about three great reversals, where Jesus flips our expectations.  Let’s start with…


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Following the Truth

When was the last time you changed your opinion about something important?  It’s hard to do.  We…


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You’re Free to Choose

Today’s homily is about freedom, because some people have been wondering if anyone will feel…


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This is Justice, This is Mercy

Mr. Perry, our school principal, once shared a story about when he was young, he…


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Made for Greatness

One friend of mine is concerned about his future because it doesn’t look as if…


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Our Bodies Are Good

A few weeks ago, some students in our school asked me if Catholics should support…


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Are Socialists Greedy?

About whom is St. James talking in the Second Reading?  He writes: “Come now, you rich…


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Honesty With God About Our Envy

Sometime in the past year, I actually felt envious of Fr. Richard Conlin.  I can’t remember…


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Perfect Freedom is Found in Christ

In June of this year, I read an article by Sohrab Ahmari, an Iranian who…


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