Bill Hao

The Story of Two Apostles

James the Greater & James the Less Six of the twelve Apostles have similar names: Simon, whom Jesus later named Peter, and Simon the zealot; Judas the son of James (Luke 6:16), who was also called Thaddeus (Matthew 10:3), and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus; James the son of Zebedee (aka James the Greater) and James the son of Alphaeus (aka James the Less).  Among these six Apostles, people have the most difficulty telling apart the two James. Who was…

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Celebrating the Assumption of Mary

Celebrating the Assumption of Mary In 1950, Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in his apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus (God Ineffable or Indescribable). It was about time, for not only had canonized Saints written about it, the Christian faithful since the early Church had already been expressing that article of faith in their traditions, prayers, devotions, sacred images and liturgies. In his proclamation, Pope Pius XII tied in the dogma of the…

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Sunday School Begins
August 27, 2023

Sunday School for the children of our parish begins on August 27, 2023. Since last year, we have implemented a new curriculum in order to better adapt to the needs of our parish family. Our goal is not only to teach the faith, but also to encourage our children and their parents to practice the faith. Parents are welcome to sit-in our classes. Our Sunday School is supplemented by our online classes for children, teens and adults. Special classes are…

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2023-07-16 Bulletin

Fertile Soil In the Gospels, the Parable of the Sower is one of two parables which Jesus explained to His disciples (cf. Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23; Mark 4:1-9, 14-20 and Luke 8:4-8, 11-15). The other is the Parable of the Weeds (cf. Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43).   With regards to the Parable of the Sower, one commentary explains that in Jesus’ time, people often sowed the seed first and then plowed the fields. As a result of this planting method, much of…

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The Wheat and the Weeds
July 23, 2023

The Wheat and the Weeds Scripture Passage (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43) He (Jesus) proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The slaves of the householder came to him and said, ‘Master, did you not sow good…

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Fall Garage Sale
October 7, 2023

Our Fall garage sale will be on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 8am to 2pm. Please check if you have clothes, household and gift items in good condition to donate. PLEASE DO NOT BRING the following items: NO outdated electronics/TVs/computer monitors/printers, NO large or broken furniture, NO beds/mattresses, NO large glass/mirrors, etc. Those items are not easily salable and very difficult to dispose of. Please sign up with Daisy if you can be present to help during the garage sale. Thank…

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Youth Retreat
November 4, 2023

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 offsite after the retreat. Please register with Ms. Long Che.

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Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving Day is the day for us to give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received throughout the year. On November 23, 2023 at 11:00 am, our church community will have its annual Thanksgiving Mass. Following our community tradition, bread will be blessed and distributed to each family after Mass. This Mass will be celebrated in Chinese.

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2023-07-09 Bulletin

The Yoke of Christ Jesus was preaching to the crowds when He said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) In the context of Matthew’s Gospel, those who “labor and are burdened” were the people who…

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