Bill Hao

2021-11-28 Bulletin

The candle of the First Sunday of Advent is called the Prophet’s Candle, which symbolizes HOPE. The prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Christ the Lord: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) This prophecy gave hope to a people who have been longing for a Messiah. For Christians, this prophecy has been fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who came into…

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2021-11-21 Bulletin

Quas Primas (In the First) Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe.Do you see the crown that Jesus is wearing and the scepter in His hands? This picture of Jesus shows us that Jesus Christ is not only our King, but also the King of the entire universe. Do you also see the heart of Jesus in this picture? The burning fire in the heart of Jesus represents the burning love of Jesus for…

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2021-11-14 Bulletin

The Final Coming of Christ Towards the latter part of Jesus’ ministry, after He and His disciples had reached Jerusalem, Jesus foretold His final coming to His disciples (Matthew 24:29-35; Mark 13:24-31; Luke 21:25-33). Some people call this final coming the Second Coming of Christ; others call it the Day of Judgment. Whichever it is called, the Gospels tell us that it will be accompanied by cataclysmic events: the sun and moon will no longer give light, the nations on…

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2021-11-07 Bulletin

Love until it hurts In the Gospels of Mark (12:41-44) and Luke (21:1-4), we find the story of a widow who, although making an offering of only two small coins, was commended by Christ as giving more than the large sums given by the rich; that is because the rich gave from their surplus, while the poor widow offered her whole livelihood.  Does this mean that we ought, as one expression says, “to give until it hurts”? That saying has…

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2021-10-31 Bulletin

God desires love more than burnt offerings The commandments in the Torah (the Jewish Written Law) are based on the love of God and neighbor. In the Ten Commandments, to have no other god besides God, not to take the name of the Lord in vain, and to keep holy the Sabbath, all demonstrate man’s love of God. The remaining commandments, to honor one’s parents, to not kill, to not commit adultery, to not steal, to not bear false witness,…

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2021-10-24 Bulletin

Master, I want to see! There is no record of the blind who were healed in the Old Testament. However, there are passages in the Psalms and Isaiah which mention the healing of the blind: Psalm 146 extols the Lord, the God of Jacob, who alone gives sight to the blind (Psalm 146:8). Isaiah 29 prophesies the day of redemption of Jerusalem when, on that day, the eyes of the blind shall see (Isaiah 29:18); similarly, Isaiah 35 prophesies the…

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In Loving Memory

On November 1st, the Solemnity of All Saints, Holy Mass at 12:00pm will be offered in memory of all our deceased parishioners. In loving memory of: Guiseppe Koo (2011), John Huang (2013), Kam Chan (2013), Tsung Jung Hsiao (2014), David Wu (2014), Tina Shih (2016), Hansan Dong (2016), Patricia Amador (2018), John Parker (2018), Joseph Ho (2018), Yur Hui Chai (2019), Cheng Hoe Ong (2019), Chai Sue Chai (2021).  

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2021-10-17 Bulletin

Greatness in God’s Kingdom The disciples thought that if Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah, then someday He would be king, and they would be ruling the new kingdom at His side. Whoever sits at the king’s side on the right and on the left would be second only to the king himself. James and John asked Jesus that when Jesus establishes His kingdom, they may sit one at His right and the other at His left (cf. Mark 10:37; Matthew…

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Pre-Christmas Garage Sale

Our Pre-Christmas Garage Sale will be on November 6 from 8am to 2pm. Come and shop at huge discount prices on new and slightly-used clothes, jewelry ornaments, cookware, small kitchen appliances, furniture, artwork, toys, books and many more!

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#iGiveCatholic

This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 30, 2021. Donations to our church will be accepted beginning on November 15, 2021. Ask your family and friends to go to the igivecatholic.org website and select HOLY NAME OF JESUS CHINESE CATHOLIC MISSION。Thank you! This year’s fund-raising project for Giving Tuesday: Several times a year, it rains really hard. The church’s existing drainage system needs to be upgraded to handle the water discharge. This problem was identified in both the front and…

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