The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
John’s Gospel connects beautifully the Incarnation and the Eucharist. In the Prologue, John calls Jesus the Word made flesh. In today’s Gospel, Jesus calls Himself “the living bread that came down from heaven.” Both point out the pre-existence of Christ and His entry into the world. He came that we might have life. Unlike the other three Gospels, the Gospel of John did not record the Last Supper; however, Jesus’ words clearly expresses His intent to give His flesh and His blood for His disciples to eat and drink. When we eat the bread and drink the wine we are partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ. Those who eat His flesh and drink His blood abide in Him and He abides in them. Here on earth, there can be no greater intimacy with Christ than this.
Throughout John’s Gospel, we see Jesus make use of ordinary things like wine, water and bread in His miracles and teachings. In Cana, He changed water into wine to foreshadow the changing of wine to His blood at the Last Supper. At Jacob’s well, Jesus taught the Samaritan woman about the living water that would forever quench man’s thirst. At the mountain side, Jesus used five loaves and two fish to feed the multitude. Jesus makes use of ordinary things to bring about extraordinary things. The greatest example is that He used ordinary food and drink, like bread and wine, and transformed them into His most precious Body and Blood. He did this so that He could give Himself to us, to feed our spiritual hunger and to quench our spiritual thirst. What a wonderful and gracious God we have – a God who makes Himself available to us every day so that we might have eternal life. Shouldn’t we try our best to receive Him every day?
祝福父親禱文：母愛深似海, 父愛重如山. 拳拳赤子心, 遙遙白髮牽. 親恩三春暉, 照我一生暖. 飲水常思源, 路遠寄思念. 父親節, 惟願老爸, 人康安. 為此, 全能的天主, 我們請求你, 降幅所有的父親, 因父及子及聖神之名. 阿門.
Today is Father’s Day. Let us pray to our Father in heaven to bless all the fathers in the world.
Evangelization using the “One-Brings-One” Method
The hardest part of evangelization is attracting non-Catholics to come to an RCIA course. The Chinese Lay Missionaries Foundation has one lay evangelist serving in Taichung who has been very successful in attracting them: she had 30, then 40, then 50, then 59 baptisms over the last four years. This success was due to the fact that 70% of her catechumens were attracted by Catholics who belong to a prayer community which uses the “One-Brings-One” method. In the last nine months, Fr. Lou Aldrich worked with lay evangelists in Tainan and has formed four of these groups. On July 22-23, Fr. Aldrich will explain the successful method used in Taichung and he will share his experience in using this method in Tainan.
中文查經每周三上午 10:00 開始。
中文讀書每月第四个周二上午 10:00 。
Chinese Bible Study group will meet every Wednesday at 10am.
Chinese Book Club will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
圣経硏習夏令營 Vacation Bible School
July 1 from 10 am to 3 pm at The Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission
國庆日慶祝活动 Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 from 10 am to 3 pm at The Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission