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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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Sacrificial Love

A friend once was talking to me and started crying because he admitted that he…


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Dealing with Shame

Fr. Mike Schmitz tells a story he heard about a village in Africa.  In the midst…


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A Joy That No One Can Steal

Happy Easter, brothers and sisters!  And a special Happy Easter to all of our guests! God…


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Jesus Gave Everything

In the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Centre, Robert Small worked on the seventy-second…


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6 Questions to Have Devout Conversations

At our St. Anthony of Padua Leadership Summit on April 13, we talked about having…


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Judging is Wrong, But Sometimes it’s Right

Two stories:  First, aboard the papal plane in 2013, Pope Francis said, in reference to…


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Is Being “Good” Sufficient to Go to Heaven?

“Dear Father Justin:  I was in my Bible study group today when the discussion became…


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Being at Home with God

In 2010, after being in Rome for nine months, I was sent to Taiwan for…


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Making a Commitment to God

Let me tell you about a wonderful person I know.  He never knew God until he…


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Only Jesus Truly Satisfies Us

I had never heard about Marie Kondo until a number of you mentioned her some…


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The Fruit of Adoration

Here’s a look at the Mass attendance in the Archdiocese of Vancouver from 2012 to…


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How to Forgive Our Enemies

I once shared a true story that left some of you confused.  It was about Ann.  She…


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Our Plan for Spiritual Growth

St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, the parish that coaches us through the Divine Renovation Network,…


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Speaking the Truth in Love

Have we ever practiced self-censorship?  It means we don’t say what we’re really thinking because we’re…


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God Wants to Hear Our Problems

I’ve been going to the same spiritual director for the past 18 years.  A spiritual…


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Why Should God Let You into Heaven?

Dear brothers and sisters, and dear guests, if we were to die and meet God,…


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God Takes Nothing Away, and Gives Us Everything

Priests are supposed to live a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience.  For a diocesan priest…


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3 Ways to Increase Faith When Overwhelmed

Merry Christmas, everyone, and a special Merry Christmas to our guests! I told you three…


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