Bill Hao

Weekly Parish News

Attention parents of kids from K to 8: we are planning 2 events in the summer for the children of our parish. June 11, Saturday we will have kid’s day out to the Atlanta Zoo. July 16, Saturday we will have Vacation Bible School. Please make every effort for your kids to participate in these events. Both events are free. The Eucharistic Congress of the Archdiocese of Atlanta will be held on June 17 to 18 at the Georgia International…

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Weekly Reflection

The Peace that Christ gives  What is peace? Many people think of peace as the absence of problems or conflict. That is true, and in many cases problems or conflict can either be external or internal, or even both. External conflict like wars or civil disturbance affect a lot of people; they deprive communities, cities and countries of peace. In other cases, problems arise when disagreements between persons escalate into anger or hurtful behavior. On the other hand, illness, uncertainty…

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Weekly Prayers

Prayers of the Faithful Celebrant: Brothers and sisters, our Lord Jesus Christ gave His peace and blessing to His disciples. With hearts that yearn for Christ’s peace, let us pray:         L: We pray for parishioners and visitors, so that all who enter the doors of our church may experience the extraordinary peace of Christ. We pray to the Lord.  L: May God’s love protect the innocent, heal the wounds of racial hatred, and end violence in our communities. We pray…

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2022-05-22 Bulletin

The Peace that Christ gives  What is peace? Many people think of peace as the absence of problems or conflict. That is true, and in many cases problems or conflict can either be external or internal, or even both. External conflict like wars or civil disturbance affect a lot of people; they deprive communities, cities and countries of peace. In other cases, problems arise when disagreements between persons escalate into anger or hurtful behavior. On the other hand, illness, uncertainty…

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2022-05-15 Bulletin

Love one another After Judas left at the Last Supper, Jesus said to His disciples: “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) What does this commandment mean and what are the implications of this bible verse? In the Pentateuch, only God gave commandments; therefore, giving a…

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2022-05-08 Bulletin

God’s appointed Shepherd It was the Feast of the Dedication and the Jews gathered around Jesus in Jerusalem. They confronted Jesus and said, “If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” (John 10:24) Jesus replied, “I told you and you do not believe… You do not believe, because you are not among my sheep.” (cf. John 10:25-26) Is there a connection between the Feast of the Dedication and Jesus as the Good Shepherd? The Feast of the Dedication (Hanukkah) is…

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2022-05-01 Bulletin

A love so great Three times Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” Three times Peter responded, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” (John 21:15-17) And three times Jesus told Peter to care for His sheep. The three-fold affirmation of Peter’s love for Christ counteracts his previous three-fold denial of Christ. The Peter after the Resurrection of Christ was no longer the same Peter just a few days ago. Peter, who once feared being pointed out as a…

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2022-04-24 Bulletin

Testimony and Mercy Just because Thomas said, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe,” some people may quickly conclude that his faith was not as great as the other disciples. However, the story of the doubting Thomas (John 20:24-29) provides testimony to the Resurrection of Christ. Other stories of testimony include the story of Mary Magdalene and…

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2022-04-17 Bulletin

Have you ever wished that you have more faith?   John’s Gospel tells us that at the Resurrection, the disciples “did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead” (John 20:9). At the time of Jesus’ Resurrection, the disciples had not yet understood what Jesus was all about, nor had they put all the pieces together about Him. What was that scripture passage that had to do with the Resurrection? There are 3: Psalm 16:10: “You…

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2022-04-10 Bulletin

The Perfect Sacrifice Does good come out of suffering? The short answer is – it really depends. The Gospel reading for Palm Sunday is the account of the Passion of the Lord. Jesus entered Jerusalem in order to carry out the final phase of His mission on earth, where ultimately, He was to suffer and die on the Cross and in three days rise again. In Jesus’ case, God made something really bad and turned it to something immeasurably good.…

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