May 14, 2022
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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. On December 16, 2018 he was installed as Pastor of San Francesco Catholic Church in Clinton Township, MI. He spends some of the little time left from his mission as pastor, counselor and spiritual director doing some woodworking and trying to get his thumb a bit “greener” while caring for the plants in the Rectory’s garden and inside the Church.

Consider the Words of Life

Let us put side by side a sentence from the Gospel passage for the Fifth Sunday of Easter: I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. (John 13:34) And one from our first reading: It is...

There Should be Nothing Sheepish About Us

Today’s Gospel passage for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is rather short and, thus, it needs some supporting information to make it adequately relevant to our spiritual life. Jesus introduces himself as our Shepherd. Perhaps the Psalm most familiar...

Following Him

The pages of the Gospels are designed to bring us comfort and enlighten our path to the Kingdom of God, because our life unfolds in the wake of the total transformation offered to all those who believe in the Resurrection. Yet, the page for this...

He Wants Our Doubting Self

At this Eucharistic meal the Lord provides for us his flesh as real food and his blood as real drink for the nourishment of our hearts. While it is true that the Lord appreciates, actually expects our contribution, symbolized by our collection and...

The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ imposes a serious obligation on each one of us within the Body of Christ (the Church) toward those with whom we share humanness. It is the obligation which stems naturally or, rather, supernaturally, from the very...

Palm Sunday: Seeing Reality with the Eyes of God

This is hardly the first time we heard the reading of the Passion narrative on Palm Sunday. Is the shock wearing off? After all, we hang the Crucifix anywhere we intend to find signs of his love; we even wear it around our neck. However, even if, by...

The Mirror Christ Holds in Front of Us

In order to emphasize the significance of the Gospel passage (John 8:1-11) for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, I would like to share a statement from my first spiritual director at the minor seminary. “Remember, you can receive the Lord in Holy Communion...

Regarding Celebrations

Then the celebration began. Luke 15:24 Our three readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent are about celebrations (Joshua 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32). Hence, today too, we shall cast all our anxieties onto the Lord who cares for...