Bill Hao

2023-03-12 Bulletin

Step by Step in Faith A little background on John 4: Samaria was a region located between Judea in the south and Galilee in the north. In Jesus’ time, Samaria was joined to Judea under Roman rule. Travelers from Judea to Galilee and vice-versa had to pass through Samaria; otherwise, they had to make a detour through the Transjordan (region east of the Jordan River). Some Jews preferred to take the detour because of the hostility between Jews and Samaritans;…

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Summer Camp !!!
June 9-11, 2023

Heart Ridge, S.C. We are excited to hold a Summer Camp on the weekend of June 9-11, 2023. The venue is Heart Ridge, a Catholic Retreat and Cultural Center located in Sunset, South Carolina. It is a beautiful natural reserve with mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forest. It is about a 2.5-hour drive from Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission. The minimum fee is $140/person for 3 days and 2 nights, including meals. For families who opt to stay in…

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2023-03-05 Bulletin

Listen to Him! The Gospel account of the Transfiguration appears in all three synoptic Gospels; comparing all three with one another gives us a fuller picture of the event: In summary, Jesus led Peter, James and John up a high mountain where He was physically transfigured – His face shone like the sun and His clothes became dazzling white (white as light). Moses and Elijah appeared and conversed with Jesus; they talked about His exodus that He was to accomplish…

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Step by Step in Faith
March 12, 2023

Step by Step in Faith Scripture Passage: Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4:5-42) Commentary A little background on John 4: Samaria was a region located between Judea in the south and Galilee in the north. In Jesus’ time, Samaria was joined to Judea under Roman rule. Travelers from Judea to Galilee and vice-versa had to pass through Samaria; otherwise, they had to make a detour through the Transjordan (region east of the Jordan River). Some Jews preferred to take…

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2023-02-26 Bulletin

Lessons from the Desert After Jesus was baptized in the Jordan by John the Baptist, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert; He was alone and He fasted for forty days. Jesus seemed vulnerable and Satan came to tempt Him. Point (1) The devil tempts us when we are physically, mentally and spiritually weak and vulnerable. Satan’s objective was to thwart God’s plan of salvation which Jesus, the Son, intended to carry out; this plan will ultimately lead…

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2023-02-19 Bulletin

Lent – Its Origin and Purpose    Lent – Its Origin and Purpose     Lent is a time when the whole Church reflects on the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; at the same time, it is a time for the unbaptized to prepare for baptism and for those already baptized, it is a time for personal spiritual renewal.  In the 3rd to 4th century Church, preparation for baptism lasted several years. During that time of preparation, the unbaptized…

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Lessons from the Desert
February 26, 2023

Lessons from the Desert Scripture passage: Matthew 4:1-11 At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” He said in reply, “It is written: One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that…

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2023-02-12 Bulletin

Peter’s Speech In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught His disciples that it is not enough not to kill, but that they must not have anger in their hearts and be reconciled with their brothers. Jesus taught them that it is not enough not to commit adultery, but that one must not look lustfully at others, and that there can be no divorce in lawful marriages. Jesus taught them that it is not enough not to take a false…

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2023-02-05 Bulletin

Salt and Light “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in…

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Join a small group

Join a small group OUR MISSION: TO LIVE A LIFE IN CHRIST BY (1) GROWING OUR FAITH THROUGH STUDY AND REFLECTION, AND PARTICIPATING IN THE SACRAMENTS, AND (2) SHARING OUR FAITH IN FELLOWSHIP WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY.

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