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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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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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Fear Not

The First Reading today tells us not to fear in spite of overwhelming odds, and…


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Change Myself

Let me get right to the point today: Whatever’s bothering us, or is on our…


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Whom Will You Serve?

A number of us are struggling in our love of God, and I’m referring to…


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Did You Earn It, or Were You Given It?

When I was 18 years old, it was the end of the season at the…


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Get Up and Eat

If a person wants to get in shape, they have to eat well and exercise—which…


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Having Compassion on Yourself and Others

When I was 25, volunteering at St. Joseph’s Medical Centre in New York, I always…


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Living From an Overflowing Tank

Robert Morris once thought of his life’s mission as refuelling others: his wife, children, his…


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Boasting of Our Weaknesses

We’ve just started our annual Sabbath Summer season at St. Anthony’s, and here are my…


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Spending Money on Mission

As mentioned two weeks ago, today we’re going to re-examine our financial generosity, because that’s…


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Truth or Trendiness

I’d like to talk about the current situation surrounding the Kamloops Indian Residential School with…


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Seeing Life as a Mission

Given that we’re celebrating the solemnity of our patron, St. Anthony, today’s homily is about…


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Giving the Body for Others

I’ve never forgotten what the spiritual writer, Kimberly Hahn, said about the C-section scars on…


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It Matters That God is Called ‘Father’

Why is God called ‘Father’?  Can He be called ‘Mother’?  In the Second Reading, we see an…


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Learning from the Best

St. Teresa of Avila, a 16th century Spanish nun, writes about seven mansions of the spiritual life.  Describing…


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The Root of Our Sins

A famous priest, Fr. Mark Toups, teaches about spiritual healing using an apple and a…


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Three Characteristics of Happy Families

The classic Russian novel Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, begins with this famous sentence: “All happy…


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Men Taking Responsibility

Most of my early life, I ran away from responsibility: I procrastinated on homework; and…


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