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5 great movies to watch with your Dad!

5 great movies to watch with your Dad! June 16, 2013

Vince currently serves as the director of the Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in the Diocese of Fresno. He has worked passionately for nearly twenty years as a director of youth ministry serving young people in Catholic parishes in San Diego and Los Angeles, most recently accompanying inner-city Hispanic youth at Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights, Ca. Over the years, Vince has served as a conference organizer and speaker, an instructor for Loyola Marymount University Extension, a case manager team leader serving the homeless in Santa Monica, CA, a concert promoter, and a consultant on rites of passage for a major film production company. Vince received his Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis in Hispanic theology and ministry at Barry University, a Dominican university in Miami Shores, Florida. He has published articles in Ministry and Liturgy, The Journal of Religion and Film, Radical Grace and The Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology. Actualmente Vince se desempeña como Director del Centro de Conferencias para Jóvenes Santa Teresita, de la Diócesis de Fresno. Ha trabajado con pasión durante casi veinte años como director de la Pastoral Juvenil al servicio de jóvenes en parroquias Católicas en San Diego y Los Ángeles, recientemente acompañando a los jóvenes hispanos en la Misión Dolores en Boyle Heights, California. A través de los años, Vicente ha servido como organizador de conferencias, profesor en el Programa de Extensión de la Universidad Loyola Marymount, administrador de equipos al servicio de personas sin hogares en Santa Monica, CA, conferencista, promotor de conciertos, y consultor de ritos de paso para una compañía cinematográfica. Vince actualmente es candidato para el Doctorado en Ministerio, con énfasis en la Teología y Pastoral Hispana en la Universidad Barry, Universidad dominica en Miami Shores, Florida. Ha publicado artículos en inglés en Ministry and Liturgy, The Journal of Religion and Film, Radical Grace and The Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology.

On this day when we celebrate fathers, I am reminded of the great times I’ve had with my dad and my son watching movies. I remember my dad taking us to see Jesus Christ Super Star at the Pantages Theater when I was eight, and my brothers and sister piling into our van to see The Bad News Bear at a local drive-in, when I was twelve. I recall the amazing time I had with my son spending 10 hours in line to see the midnight showing of Star Wars Episode I, and the blown away experience we shared after seeing The Matrix. Movies have connected us in a soulful way, and provided us with characters and stories that match our own longings, brokenness, and triumphs. Movies are part of our spirituality as fathers and sons, and on this day when we celebrate fathers, I also want to celebrate the movies that have brought us closer.  What are your favorite movies to watch with your Dad?

1. Star Wars Trilogy
1. Star Wars Trilogy

1. Star Wars Trilogy

I am a Jedi, Like My Father before me!

2. Dances With Wolves
2. Dances With Wolves

2. Dances With Wolves

“Of all the trails in this life, there is one that matters most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see.”

3. The Matrix
3. The Matrix

3. The Matrix

Don’t think you are. Know you are.” “There is no spoon.”

4. Glory
4. Glory

4. Glory

"Well, I just... Y'all's the onliest family I got. I love the 54th. Ain't even much a matter what happens tomorrow, 'cause we men, ain't we? We men."

5. Finding Nemo
5. Finding Nemo

5. Finding Nemo

“Hey says it’s time to let go. Everything’s gonna be alright.”

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Vince currently serves as the director of the Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in the Diocese of Fresno. He has worked passionately for nearly twenty years as a director of youth ministry serving young people in Catholic parishes in San Diego and Los Angeles, most recently accompanying inner-city Hispanic youth at Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights, Ca. Over the years, Vince has served as a conference organizer and speaker, an instructor for Loyola Marymount University Extension, a case manager team leader serving the homeless in Santa Monica, CA, a concert promoter, and a consultant on rites of passage for a major film production company. Vince received his Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis in Hispanic theology and ministry at Barry University, a Dominican university in Miami Shores, Florida. He has published articles in Ministry and Liturgy, The Journal of Religion and Film, Radical Grace and The Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology. Actualmente Vince se desempeña como Director del Centro de Conferencias para Jóvenes Santa Teresita, de la Diócesis de Fresno. Ha trabajado con pasión durante casi veinte años como director de la Pastoral Juvenil al servicio de jóvenes en parroquias Católicas en San Diego y Los Ángeles, recientemente acompañando a los jóvenes hispanos en la Misión Dolores en Boyle Heights, California. A través de los años, Vicente ha servido como organizador de conferencias, profesor en el Programa de Extensión de la Universidad Loyola Marymount, administrador de equipos al servicio de personas sin hogares en Santa Monica, CA, conferencista, promotor de conciertos, y consultor de ritos de paso para una compañía cinematográfica. Vince actualmente es candidato para el Doctorado en Ministerio, con énfasis en la Teología y Pastoral Hispana en la Universidad Barry, Universidad dominica en Miami Shores, Florida. Ha publicado artículos en inglés en Ministry and Liturgy, The Journal of Religion and Film, Radical Grace and The Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology.