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

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

So a planned intimate brunch with Fr. Eugene turned into a four hour marathon of catching up, discussing our communities, and making crazy plans for the future of our faith. I was so grateful for the time he gave to me – nobody has been a greater spiritual guide in […]

A Message from Fr. Eugene

I wasn’t asked to speak at this year’s Grand Ultreya like I was last year, but instead I had the honour of playing the cello at the mass that kicked off the proceedings. We were treated to heartfelt and moving witness talks by Sebastian Cho (get out the Kleenex!) and […]

Grand Ultreya 2016

This year’s Grand Ultreya came hot on the heels of a meeting just a few weeks ago for newly elected parish representatives, and it was great to see this movement becoming more organized, hopefully so that we can reach out to younger members to be future retreat attendees. With Fr. Eugene […]

Grand Ultreya 2015

One of the joys of coming back home after spending several days away at retreat must be receiving gifts like these. My five-year-old daughter drew this. And if you’ve been on the Cursillo retreat, you’ll know the significance of the rainbow colours, and you’ll marvel at the coincidence. Or the […]

Retreat Homecoming Gifts