二月十一日是盧爾德聖母的慶日

1854年十二月八日,羅馬教皇庇護九世宣告諭旨,聖母無染原罪成為當信的道理的「莫可名言之天主」。該諭旨自此成為天主教的教義,相信耶穌的母親瑪利亞,在靈魂注入肉身的時候,即蒙受天主的特恩,使其免於原罪的玷染。四年後,1858年二月十一日,盧爾德鎮上的十四歲貝娜黛特跟妹妹還有一位朋友到城外山上拾柴,在河旁的山洞中看到一位身穿白衣,頭戴白紗罩女子出現。當鎮上人們知道事情後,愈來愈多人和貝娜黛特到洞前探實;可是,只有貝娜黛特獨自一人能見到女子現身,並和她對話,傳達給貝娜黛特信息,說罪人應該遷悔。到第九次的時候,女子對她說:「妳去喝泉裡的水,並把自己洗乾淨吧。」這時,貝娜黛特只見泉水由小變大,到後來,和貝娜黛特一起前往的幾百甚至上千人,飲用聖水後發現身上的病消失了。到第十六次的時候,女子向貝娜黛特透露她是「聖母無染原罪。」

February 11 is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus, which defines the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Four years later, on February 11, 1858, in the town of Lourdes, France, 14-year-old Benadette Soubirous went with her sister and a friend to Massabielle to gather firewood. There, Bernadette saw a lady wearing a white dress and a blue sash. When the town people found out about it, more and more people accompanied Benadette to Massabielle, but Bernadette alone saw the lady. The lady spoke to Bernadette and asked her to convey her message that sinners must repent. In the ninth meeting, the Virgin said to her, “Go and drink the water in the spring, and wash yourself.” A spring miraculously appeared, and later, many people were cured from their illness after drinking the water from the spring. In the sixteenth meeting, the lady revealed herself to Bernadette, saying: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”


2018 年2月14日是聖灰禮儀星期三,標誌著四旬期的開始。根据聖經福音所載,耶穌基督在曠野禁食四十天,接受撒旦的引誘。因此早期四旬期是被為是四十天的守齋以準備迎接復活節。如今,天主教教會僅守二天的齋戒: 聖灰禮儀星期三和聖周五。在聖灰禮儀星期三的當天都有在信友额前抹灰的做法,它提醒我们這是一個特别的悔改的時候。2018年二月十八日,我们團体將庆祝四旬期的第一個主日彌撒。為配合傳統的中國年,彌撒後立即舉行敬天祭祖典礼。

Feburary 14, 2018 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. According to the Gospels, Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan; accordingly, the Lenten Season was first observed as a period of fasting for 40 days in preparation for Easter. Today, the Catholic Church observes only two days of fasting – Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The practice of imposing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful is normally done during Ash Wednesday, reminding us that it is a special time for repentance. On February 18, 2018, our community will celebrate the Mass of the First Sunday in Lent.

劉兆偉神父的母親陳慧中的殯葬禮儀將2018 年二月十七日上午十點,

在加州 Redondo Beach 的 St. James Catholic Church 舉行。

請大家來歡迎白建民神父,在三月三日,為我們帶領四旬期一天的避靜,時間是上午從十點至中午十二點,然後下午從一點半至三點半。請大家來參加。

白建民神父來自河北赵县教区,2013年7月25日晋铎。在堂区服务将近四年,期间也在石家庄神哲学院讲课。2017年5月来美进修,现在美国天主教大学攻读哲学博士。

避靜的主題是:在教会的礼仪年中,四旬期是悔改的时期,也是准备心灵,与基督一起逾越,经过死亡进入复活的时期。在这次的避静中,我们将会一起反省:天主是谁?在今天的世界中,天主还值得信吗?为何基督徒要常常悔改?


2018 年 2月5日,教宗方済任命 Rev. Joel M. Konzen, S.M. 為亞特蘭大教區輔理主教。 主教當選人 Konzen 在亞特蘭大教區服務神職近20年,大部分時間在 Marist School 任教職及輔導學生。祝聖主教典礼將於 2018年四月三日周二下午兩點在 2699 Peachtree Road NE , Atlanta , GA 30305 的 Cathedral of Christ the King 舉行。

On February 5, 2018, Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Joel M. Konzen, S.M., as an Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta. Bishop-Elect Konzen has spent nearly two decades in pastoral service to this Archdiocese, most of it in caring for and educating students at Marist School. The Episcopal Ordination will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at The Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30305.


2018年二月十六日是中國年,我們教堂將在2018年二月廿四日舉行慶祝會,歡迎邀請你們的家人及親戚朋友一起來度過歡樂愉快的一天!上午10㸃開門。當天有精彩的舞獅,美味佳肴,摸彩及文藝表演等。也歡迎來參觀我們的禮品店,將會有意外的收獲!

Chinese New Year is on February 16, 2018. Our church will hold this year’s Chinese New Year celebration on February 24, 2018. Invite your family and friends for a day of fun and enjoyment! Doors open at 10 am. There will be fireworks, a spectacular Lion Dance, great food, raffle and cultural performances. Come and visit our gift shop for huge savings!