September 25, 2020
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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.

Our Heavenly Citizenship

Even this time, the passage from the Gospel of Matthew (21:28-32) is blistering and very disturbing, especially for chief priests and elders of the people. That includes me and any priests and bishops whom you might know, but also those among you...

Our Salvation is Totally Unmerited

It happens often, especially to impress someone that kids brag about their parents or older siblings. “My dad is a lawyer; mine is a doctor; my mom is the vice-president of that famous Company; my brother is the quarterback of the high school team.”...

Our Willingness to Forgive

Matthew 18:35 “So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.” This Gospel passage, which concludes the parable on forgiveness, gives me the goosebumps and makes me shiver because my mind rushes...

Faith in Action

One day, an expert of the law asked Jesus about the greatest commandment; and Jesus answered by pointing out that there were actually two: “to love God with our total self and to love our neighbor as ourselves.” He also added that the second was...

God’s Doing

Last Sunday, if you recall, we contemplated how Jesus builds his Church by giving Simon and each one of us a new name that emphasizes our best personality trait in God’s eyes. Simon was given the name Rock (rendered poorly by the English word Peter;...

Who is Jesus Christ—for Me?

Obviously, upon hearing our Gospel passage (Mt 16:13-20) for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, we could stress Jesus’ solemn promise to be always with Peter and his successors, the Popes, throughout the history of the Church. However...

Genuine Love

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Heavenly Joy

This witty message was printed on a bumper sticker: live in such a way that your pastor won’t have to lie at your funeral. Who wrote it must have been thinking about goodness of the heart, the amount of good we should leave behind to better the life...