Yearly Archives: 2017



After the success of last year‘s Stations of the Cross activity, this year we went bigger! For a long time now, one of our Sunday School teachers has been wanting to have a retreat or an activity that involved all the students, from the youngest in pre-K to those in […]

Stations of the Cross 2017




World class. World class homily (as always, Deacon Dennis). World class music (thank you virtuoso Henry Choi and resident ethnomusicologist Eugene Moon). World class food (you outdid yourselves, Ana Chung and sisters!). World class company (former rectora Angela Kim et al). And the testimonies? I think Fr. Eugene summed it […]

Grand Ultreya 2017


Although I already met her at morning mass on Thursday, today was the day we officially welcomed Sr. Serva to St. Joseph, as we said goodbye to Sr. Mary Agnes. I don’t really have much to say except that that’s my son giving flowers to our outgoing sister…!

Welcome Sr. Serva!


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It crossed my mind today that my life at my parish can be divided into three eras, each corresponding to one Sister. My early life there was overseen by Sr. Gemma, who taught me RCIA leading to my baptism (pictured). She was also present for the Sacrament of Matrimony with my […]

Three Sisters



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Not a team member this year, I’m afraid. It really is such an immense commitment, to attend all those preparatory meetings in Orange County, and to devote so much time and energy to this very special weekend. I am in awe of every single person who volunteers. So when my St. Joseph […]

Men’s #42 Cursillo


Talk about killing multiple birds with one stone! Firstly, my daughter was randomly assigned Santa Barbara Mission for her school project, probably the only Catholic option at her Christian school, and a great blessing! Secondly, Santa Barbara being my second favourite city in the world, I had been wanting to […]

Old Mission Santa Barbara