August 2, 2021
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Fr Dino Vanin

REVEREND DINO VANIN, PIME was born in Cendon di Silea, Province of Treviso, Italy in 1946. He entered the PIME Seminary at Treviso at the tender age of eleven. He came to the U.S. in 1968, studying Theology at Darlington Major Seminary in New Jersey. He has an MA in Secondary School Administration from Seton Hall University. Ordained in 1972, he served as an administrator, teacher, rector and principal at the PIME High School Seminary in Newark, Ohio before being sent to the missions of Thailand, where he served for six years. He is currently the Treasurer of the U.S. Region of PIME in Detroit. On December 16, 2018 he was installed as Pastor of San Francesco Catholic Church in Clinton Township, MI. Every week he takes some time off from his parish ministry to do some administrative work at PIME headquarters in Detroit. Due to his increased workload at the parish while continuing as Treasurer of the U. S. Region of PIME and as counselor and spiritual director, he spends any time left doing a little woodworking.

Making Jesus the True Center of Our Lives

What can we do to accomplish the works of God? (John 6:28) This is indeed a strange request. Of course, we would never make such a request ourselves; or we would be much more specific. Having, a priori, excluded divine works such as creating and...

The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us

Listen again to this statement taken from the Responsorial Psalm given us on this Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: “The eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give them their food in due season; you open your hand and satisfy the desire of...

Jesus’ Compassion

Chances are that we, ordinary people, can still list our successes, because they are limited in number. But even in their limited number they can give us some reassurance that the future will be better. Actually, to be more precise: ordinary people...

His Love is Everlasting

People in economic straits learn to make do with less. But, it is much more difficult for those whose standards of living were elevated and have fallen on hard times. Our readings for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, too, deal with hardships and...

Send Me

Mike Rowe’s ventures in trying out all kinds of Dirty Jobs that were featured on the Discovery Channel give us an idea of how crucial to our lifestyle and comfort these jobs actually are even though we never seem to appreciate them. Well, our...

The Bread of Life

Gigantic strides have been made in science and medicine in the last one hundred years. Yet, over the same period of time, our sources of fear and apprehension seem to have remained the same or even increased  on account of new scary diseases with no...

New Creations

Once in awhile, there arises the need to do some upkeep, some fixing of important things like buildings, equipment and vehicles. It is inevitable due to the wear and tear caused by usage and the elements. Well, today’s template of God’s Word...

The Seed of God’s Word

Our reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (17:22-24) offers us impressive yet subtle clues as to how the Kingdom of God is and how it is designed to affect us. I know of skillful gardeners who can get sprigs, torn from rosemary or similar...