Activities

Online Classes

In lieu of classroom classes, online classes for our Parish School of Religion are now being developed by our catechists and will be ready by September, 2020. These online classes can easily be found on our church website, and they are designed to provide continuous faith formation for our parishioners and their children in various grade levels. Parents will be the primary facilitators at home, making sure that their children will take the classes at least once a week. Each…

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WELCOME BACK!

Memo (August 25, 2020): Updates to Archdiocesan Directives Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer has extended the dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until September 28, 2020. At the same time, the Archbishop encourages those who are healthy and are not burdened with the fear of being exposed to the virus to begin returning to Mass and receive the Sacraments. Memo (July 24, 2020): Updates to Archdiocesan Directives Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer has extended the dispensation from the obligation to…

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Holy Week

Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem: When they drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them here to me. And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’ Then he will send them at once.”…

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2020 Lenten Retreat

The Lenten Retreat (in Chinese) will take place on March 7, 2020 beginning at 1pm. Fr. Bill has invited Fr. Shuxin Zhang to lead this year’s retreat. Fr. Zhang is currently Pastor at Ascension Chinese Mission in Houston, TX. The theme of the retreat will be “Enter the desert, know yourself, renew life, rise with Christ!” All are invited to attend.

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Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. Mass in Chinese and the imposition of ashes will begin at 12 noon. The practice of imposing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful is normally done during Ash Wednesday, reminding us that it is a special time for repentance. According to the Gospels, Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan; accordingly, the Lenten Season was first observed…

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Chinese New Year

January 25, 2020 is Chinese New Year. We will celebrate the Holy Mass for Chinese New Year on January 26, in lieu of the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. After Mass, the Chinese New Year celebration continues with a community meal in the social hall.

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Holy Name of Jesus Feast Day

The Church reveals to us the wonders of the Incarnate Word by singing the glories of His Name. The name of Jesus means Savior. Persons who played prominent roles in the history of salvation received their names from God Himself. Adam means “man of the earth”; Eve means “mother of all the living”; Abraham means “father of many nations”; Peter means “the rock”. Even the Savior’s forerunner (John the Baptist) was given the name which God assigned to him. Therefore,…

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Come let us adore Him!

On December 25th, the Christmas Mass of the Day will be celebrated at 3:30 pm. After Mass, come and join us for an evening of great food, songs, dance, music, Santa Claus, gifts and fun for the whole family! O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him, born the King of angels: O come, let us adore him, O come let us adore him, O come let us…

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O Holy Night

The Midnight Mass was the first Christmas Mass celebrated at the Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission when it opened three years ago. The tradition of the Midnight Mass continues to be celebrated each year on December 24th. This particular Mass during the Night brings out a sense of tranquility and solemnity far apart from the busy hustle and bustle of buying Christmas gifts and planning parties. The sound of Christmas hymns, the smell of incense, the procession and…

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