A letter from Fr. Tim to campers

Dear Campers,

I am very excited to be your camp spiritual director and to meet each of you. I am praying for you already and know that you are in for a weekend of life-changing grace. I am certain that God loves your community, and he will reveal his love for you in your being together with others like you. I am an eight-year old priest, and one of my joys has been helping the Chinese Catholic Community at St. Clare’s in Santa Clara. Your community is full of joy and hope, despite many of the struggles you endure every day. You worship from the heart. Priesthood is sharing is Jesus’ mission of teaching, prayer, healing and self-sacrifice. Every year I continue learning, and sharing, and trying my best to show the ones I meet that they are God’s beloved, that they are cherished and that their future is full of hope. I hope and pray that our time together will bring you healing and hope. Please feel free to send me your thoughts on what you are looking forward to most about this camp, and what you hope this camp will do for you.

I am a priest with the Legionaries of Christ in Cupertino, CA. My focus since 2010 has been education of children, teachers and families at Canyon Heights Academy in Campbell. I recently completed a M.A in educational leadership at the University of Notre Dame. People tell me that I am very caring and I think this is probably true. For fun, I like big groups of people having fun. I love the outdoors, following sports, playing baseball, living in California, talking about issues, or silly things. My biggest joys have been hearing confessions, especially at camps like yours.

In Christ, Fr. Tim