Week of November 30th, 2015
VEYM NATIONAL DAY OF APOSTOLIC WORKS - IN 2 DAYS!
The countdown begins! Just 2 more days until the kickoff of our 2nd Annual Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement National Day of Apostolic Works! "Agents of Love" across the country are getting ready to go out into their families, parishes, communities to Share Christ's Love. Stay tuned to see what our Agents of Love are up to, and let's pray for one another and for all those whom we are serving!
P.S. It's not too late to plan an NDAW event! Serving others can be as simple as
- gathering together to clean your church
- meeting with a small group to make Christmas cards to send to the local children's hospital
- meeting together in the Eucharistic Adoration chapel for a Holy Hour in prayer for peace in the Syria and the world, etc.
Whatever way you can find to serve others through your actions and prayers, whether you do it alone or with a group -- we look forward to uniting together as part of NDAW to Share Christ with others.
P.S.S. Place your orders for NDAW t-shirts soon! Both teal and purple shirts are available, but in limited quantities.
MEMORIAL OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER - MISSIONARY OF THE CHURCH
Happy feast day to Rev. FX Nguyễn Thanh Bình, SVD, General Chaplain; Rev. FX Trần Anh Vũ, SCJ, Assistant General Chaplain of Academic Affairs; Rev. FX Trần Quốc Tuấn, former General Chaplain; and all VEYM members with St. Francis Xavier as their patron saint! Just as St. Francis Xavier was a great missionary, may his legacy, faith and devotion to the betterment of society through spreading the good News be your guiding principles as you continue to be an instrument of God's work. Happy feast day!!!
ABOUT SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER
Francis Xavier, Apostle of India and Japan and perhaps the greatest missionary of the Church since Saint Paul, was born on April 7, 1506 near Sanguesa in Spain. After completing his preliminary studies in his own country, he went to Paris, France in 1525 and entered the College of Sainte-Barbe. In 1526, he met Pierre Favre and a warm friendship sprang between them. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) resided at this same college. He won the confidence of the two young men and they were the first to join with him in the formation of the religious order. They made their vows on August 15, 1534, binding themselves to the service of God.
Francis Xavier went to Venice, Italy and there he was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1537. After ordination, he served for a brief period in Rome.
On April 7, 1541, Francis departed for India as the Jesuits’ first foreign missionary. He landed in Goa and immediately began to learn the language, preach, minister to the sick and compose a catechism. His success there was most notable. Multitudes flocked to hear him, and he won many converts to the faith. He also faced many hardships. He had less success with the Brahman sect and a years’ worth of work among them resulted in only one convert. Francis Xavier’s converts in India were persecuted mercilessly and were often abused by the Protégées officials and merchants.
On April 17, 1549, he set sail for Japan filled with great zeal at the prospect f introducing Christianity to this country. After an apostolate of two years and three months, the Christian community in that nation numbered some two thousand and continued to grow rapidly.
He then set his sights on China. He arranged passage there on a merchant ship in August of 1552. The ship reached the desolate island of Sancian (Shang-chwan) near the Chinese coast not far from Canton. While there, Francis was seized with a fever on November 21, 1552. He grew weaker and died on December 3, 1552. He was buried the following day. After more than two months, the grave and coffin were opened and his body found incorrupt. His body was taken back to Goa, India and is enshrined in the Church of the Good Jesus.
Francis Xavier was beatified in 1619 and canonized a saint of the Catholic Church in 1622. In 1748 he was named the Patron Saint of the Orient. In 1904 he was declared the patron saint for the Propagation of the Faith and in 1927 named the patron of missions. Francis Xavier is also the Patron Saint of all Navigators.
4TH NATIONAL FUNDRAISER DINNER EVENT HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY!
Xin Quý Cha, Quý Trợ Úy, Trợ Tá và Huynh Trưởng các cấp thêm lời cầu nguyện cho buổi tiệc gây quỹ của Phong Trào sẽ diễn ra vào Chúa Nhật, December 6, 2015 tại nhà hàng Mon Amour Banquet, Anaheim, CA để mọi việc được diễn ra trọn vẹn và tốt đẹp trong tình thương của Chúa.
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INTRODUCING ... BAN TỔ CHỨC ĐẠI HỘI VỀ ĐẤT HỨA 6
Tuyên Úy Đại Hội / Convention Chaplain
- Lm. Phanxicô Xaviê Nguyễn Thanh Bình, SVD
Trưởng Ban Tổ Chức / Organizing Committee Chairman
- Tr. Giuse Đào Văn Đức
Ban Cố Vấn / Advisory Committee
- Lm. Đôminicô Nguyễn Trọng Hiếu, SVD
- Lm. Phanxicô Xaviê Trần Anh Vũ, SCJ
- Lm. Phanxicô Xaviê Trần Quốc Tuấn
- Lm. Martinô Nguyễn Bá Thông
- Tr. Antôn Nguyễn Ngọc Linh
- Tr. Giuse Nguyễn Đình Mạnh Trường
Thư Ký Đại Hội / Convention Secretary
- Tr. Catarina Nguyễn Thùy Nhã
Thủ Quỹ Đại Hội / Convention Treasurer
- Tr. Maria Vô Nhiễm Lê Ngọc Khánh
Trưởng Khối Quản Trị / Director of Administration
- Tr. Maria Goretti Hồ Tân Uyên
Trưởng Khối Nội Dung / Director of Programming
- Tr. Đaminh Hoàng Công Thái Dương
PROMOTIONAL & HUYNH TRƯỞNG CA VIDEO CONTEST!
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CHÚC MỪNG! CHÚC MỪNG!
1ST BORN OF ỦY VIÊN GIAO TẾ TRẦN KHÁNH DƯ
Chúc mừng công chúa Trần Khánh Thy Elaine, con gái đầu lòng của Tr. Khánh Dư, UV Giao Tế/Nhân Sự vừa chào đời. Congratulations to Khánh Dư and Thảo!! As new parents, may you be filled with much joy and happiness with the arrival of your new baby . Wishing your new family all the very best.
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