October 20, 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.

The Call to Serve

The readings for our Eucharistic celebration on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time offer a clear suggestion which is as great as it is unusual. It is the call to serve each other and to give our life in ransom for many. Unless we were ever held for...

His Presence

No matter how self-confident and bold we might feel we could all have certain people who intimidate us. We sense a majestic aura around them, weightiness and a penetrating force emanating from them that leaves us with no place for hiding our...

If Today We Hear His Voice

This is a refrain repeated several times in the recitation of Psalm 95: “If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” Today, our Church desires to have us focus on the condition of our heart regarding God’s plan of love and joy for all...

Time for a Spiritual TuneUp

On the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Christ gathers us for a “spiritual tune-up.” The Body of Christ, the only reality on which we should focus, is a very complex, sensitive, delicate organism. To borrow one of Jesus’ favorite terms: in the...

Relying on Him

To put it frankly, there seems to be very little, if any, good news in our readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. But only those unwilling or unprepared to live all stages of the Paschal Mystery could object to this.  Before being joyous and...

In God We Trust

About 15 years ago, a poll was taken to find out what Americans thought of the idea of removing from our currency the words: “In God we trust.” Back then, almost 17 million people responded and 89% were opposed to the removal of those words. Is that...

We Are Left to Choose—in Freedom

Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom that he promised to those who love Him? (James 2:5) This is, obviously, a rhetorical question. The answer is a resounding “YES” In any age of the Church...

Overhauling Our Hearts

Our readings for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time call us to a painful overhaul of our heart. It is always painful to probe the recesses of the heart because whatever we find in it might flatten our presumptions and shatter a status quo which might...