October 10, 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.

Genuine Love

My favorite depiction of Jesus on the cross is the one with arms perfectly horizontal, as to embrace the whole world. Our readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time illustrate the fact that God the Father wishes to include every single person in...

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...

Discovering the Kingdom

Over the years the pastor of a remote parish befriended a parishioner who had made himself rather wealthy through ingenuity and hard work. The Pastor caught him after Mass one Sunday and said: “Joe, I got the impression that, lately, you stopped...

He Fills Our Hearts With His Peace

Whenever we cast our cares unto God, He puts His peace in our hearts. It is true: today Jesus reveals to us how the Father does it. The enemy comes quickly to sow his weeds amid the good seeds of the field and, then, disappears just as quickly. He...

To Whom Shall We Go?

…From anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’  Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which...

The Little Ones

If we were to go over again our readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we might find them requesting us to do a lot of inner violence to our way of reasoning and to our conduct. This is particularly true if we accept the fact that God’s Word...

Enduring Our Suffering

No one likes complainers. We all try to avoid them. As they approach us we begin to wonder what they might have to complain about, this time, and how long the conversation will take. Well, the prophet Jeremiah complained a lot; I mean a lot but, as...

The Mystery of Corpus Christi

We should approach our readings for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ with trepidation and a profound sense of trust in our loving God who has made Himself incredibly accessible to us in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood. We need this trust...