Bill Hao

Christmas Day
December 25, 2023

Christmas is a mystery because its true meaning is revealed only to those who seek it, while it is hidden to the rest. This mystery began even before the creation of the heavens and the earth, when nothing existed but God. At a moment of His own choosing and in a manner in which He determined, God manifested His Word, and through His Word, He created the whole universe and all things visible and invisible. He thought of it, willed…

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2023-10-01 Bulletin

The Two Sons After Jesus drove out the money changers and those who were selling and buying in the temple area (cf. Matthew 21:12-13), the chief priests and elders of the temple challenged His authority for doing so. Jesus then directed the parable of the two sons to them: A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ He said in reply, ‘I will not,’ but afterwards he…

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Weekly Parish News

Our church GARAGE SALE will be on Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please check if you have clothes, household and gift items in good condition to donate. Thank you for your support! Attention parents and youth! We will hold a Youth Retreat on November 4 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in our church. Participant ages are middle school and high school. A certified youth minister will be leading the retreat. We will also have a fun event…

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Weekly Reflection

The Workers in the Vineyard The parable of the workers in the vineyard has been interpreted in many ways. However, the meaning of the parable can become quite clear after we figure out who is represented by what:• The owner represents God.• The workers represent those who are called to follow Jesus Christ.• The vineyard represents the world.• The work in the vineyard represents following Jesus Christ by LOVING GOD AND NEIGHBOR.• The daily wage represents the kingdom of heaven.…

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Weekly Prayers

Prayers of the Faithful Celebrant: Brothers and sisters, in the parable of the workers in the vineyard, our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us not to be jealous of God’s generosity to others. In faith, let us humbly offer our prayers to the Lord:  L. We pray for our parishioners, may we strive to have a benevolent attitude towards our neighbor. We pray to the Lord. L. We pray for our relatives and friends who have not yet been baptized, that…

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2023-09-24 Bulletin

The Workers in the Vineyard The parable of the workers in the vineyard has been interpreted in many ways. However, the meaning of the parable can become quite clear after we figure out who is represented by what:• The owner represents God.• The workers represent those who are called to follow Jesus Christ.• The vineyard represents the world.• The work in the vineyard represents following Jesus Christ by LOVING GOD AND NEIGHBOR.• The daily wage represents the kingdom of heaven.…

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Respect Life Month

In October, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, a time for Catholics across the country to reflect on and bear witness to human dignity. End of Life Issues Some of our more challenging decisions in life come when a loved one is nearing death, and we are compelled to pay attention to end of life issues while respecting the dignity of the human person. Many Catholics are not clear on the position of the Church…

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Blessing of Pets

October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Our church community will celebrate the memorial of St. Francis with a Mass at noon. In addition, there will be a Blessing of Pets on Sunday, October 8 after the 10:30am Chinese Mass. You may bring your pets to church for this special blessing.

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2023-09-17 Bulletin

To forgive or not to forgive The servant in the parable (Matthew 18:21-35) begged for forgiveness and his master forgave his large debt. However, when a fellow servant begged for forgiveness for a much smaller debt, he was ruthless and he had the fellow servant thrown in prison until the debt was repaid. The master called him a wicked servant because despite being granted a huge favor, he showed no pity towards others. As a result, he was handed over…

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