Love your Enemies

Jesus said to his disciples: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give, and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”

Step by Step on the Road to Santiago de Compostela

On February 24 at 12:30 pm, Mr. Zheng Li will share his experience on a 5-day pilgrimage with his children to Santiago de Compostela in 2017.

There are many different ways of pilgrimage, and the journey of a holy pilgrimage, step by step, is a great way to experience the missionary journey of Jesus with the apostles.

The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela runs along the Pyrenees mountains and ends at one of the Catholic holy sites. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is in the city of Santiago in Northern Spain. This pilgrimage route, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, began on July 25, 814 where pilgrims found the remains of St. James the Apostle in the city of Santiago. Since then the city and the church became one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Europe.

Lent is almost here! Ash Wednesday is on March 6, 2019. Next Sunday at 12:30 pm, Mr. Paul Ku will give a short talk on how to prepare for Lent.

Fr. Dennis Callan, SVD will visit our church and conduct a Lenten Retreat in Chinese on March 16-17, 2019. The main topic will be the Eight Beatitudes based on Matthew 5:1-12. His talks will provide a detailed understanding and application of each of Beatitudes. Hopefully, the talks will lead to personal reflection and growth in our relationship with God and one another.

Parish Council meeting at 12:30 pm and Finance Council meeting at 1:30 pm on March 3, 2019.