Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine

Pastor's Corner

Responding to the pastoral need, Most Rev. Claude Hamelin, Bishop of St. Jean – Longueuil, assigned Fr. Michael Nguyen Dinh VINH, CSSp, a Vietnamese and religious priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) as full time pastor of our parish.
He was born in 1973 in Vietnam. In 2008, He joined the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Saigon, Vietnam. In August 3, 2013, he took his first religious vows and after that he moved to Manila, Philippines to study Theology. From September 3, 2013 to June 2016, he was sent to the UK for the Pastoral Mission Experience (PME). In July 2016 he returned to the Philippines to continue his study and in 2020, graduated in LST (Loyola School of Theology) of Ateneo de Manila University. In March 25, 2021 (Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord) He was priestly ordained by Most Rev. Ronald I. Lunasin, Bishop of Pagadian Diocese, the Southern Philippines. After his priestly ordination, he remained in the Philippines as a formator assistant of the Spiritan Formation House – Manila. He arrived in Montreal on August 18 2023 and on October 1st, 2023, he was assigned to be the pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Mission Church in Kahnawake.
His appointment is effective on Oct 1 st , 2023 and will remain until July 31 st , 2029.
Message from Fr. Vinh Michael Nguyen
June 16, 2024
Today we see many Christians, especially Catholics, denying their faith or not practicing it. This situation is increasing in many countries around the world, including Canada. If we look at these In current situations we feel worried, confused and have a pessimistic view of our Church. However, the Word of God today - 11th Sunday in ordinary time year B - invites us not to be disappointed and pessimistic about it. Because the power and strength of God will rule over these things. The Kingdom of God is the kingdom of love and truth. It's like a little seed sown in the heart of world, it grows on its own, bears fruit on its own and grows continuously throughout the long period of Human history. Therefore, no matter how difficult it may be, the Kingdom of God always grows silently and miraculously according to the natural laws of God's providence. The essential thing that God wants from us is our partnership with him in our faith, our convictions and his counsel. This faith and trust invites us to move move forward and persevere to sow the seeds of the Gospel, love and service; At the same time, we you have to wait patiently. Because we believe that God will bring His Kingdom to fruition, despite the gaps and obstacles.
At each Mass, we receive Jesus in his Word and his Eucharist. He is the seed of the Kingdom of Heaven sown in the hearts of each of us. The seed of Jesus in our hearts is silent and small, but it will grow in our hearts. When Jesus lives in us, our life of faith will bear fruit and bring shade, faith and happiness. everyone.

Pope's global prayer for June 2024

For migrants fleeing their homes

We pray that migrants fleeing war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of dangers and violence, will find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that welcome them.
Source: Vatican News