Activities

Chinese New Year Activities
February 11, 2024

Happy Chinese New Year! We have designated Sunday, February 11th to hold the Chinese New Year celebration at our church. After the Mass, there will be a solemn tribute to our ancestors, distribution of hong pao, potluck and a fun program. Please bring your family and friends!

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2024 Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, February 10, 2024 with the year of the dragon and festivities culminate on February 24 with the lantern festival. At the beginning of each New Year, there is a great sense of joy and hope for what the New Year will bring. At the Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission, the Holy Mass for Chinese New Year will be at 10:30am on February 11. This Eucharistic celebration gives our…

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Feast Day of St. Blaise

February 3 is the Feast Day of St. Blaise. Saint Blaise was a physician and the bishop of Sebastea in Armenia. During his lifetime, St. Blaise was known to be a healer. People often turned to St. Blaise for healing miracles. In 316 AD, St. Blaise was arrested for being a Christian. On his way to prison, he cured a child who was chocking to death on a fish bone. But because St. Blaise would not renounce his faith, he…

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Season of Lent

40 Days of Lent February 14, 2024 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. 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 as a period of fasting for 40 days in…

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2024 Lent and Easter Liturgical Schedule

FEB 22, 2023 ASH WEDNESDAY 12:00PM CHINESE FEB 22, 2023 STATIONS OF THE CROSS 12:30PM CHINESE FEB 24, 2023 STATIONS OF THE CROSS 12:30PM ENGLISH FEB 26, 2023 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT 10:30AM CHINESE, 2:00PM ENGLISH   MAR 1, 2023 STATIONS OF THE CROSS 12:30PM CHINESE MAR 3, 2023 STATIONS OF THE CROSS 12:30PM ENGLISH MAR 5, 2023 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT 10:30AM CHINESE, 2:00PM ENGLISH MAR 8, 2023 STATIONS OF THE CROSS  12:30PM CHINESE MAR 10, 2023  STATIONS OF…

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Ash Wednesday
February 14, 2024

February 14, 2024 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. Mass in Chinese and the imposition of ashes will begin at 12 noon, followed by Stations of the Cross in Chinese.  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.

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Lenten Retreat
February 24, 2024

Fr. Jianmin Bai will conduct a Lenten retreat in our church on Saturday, February 24, 2024, with the theme “The connection between the Eucharist and Holy Week”. The retreat will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. He comes from the Diocese of Zhaojun, Hebei Province and was ordained a priest in 2013. He served in the parish for nearly four years, during which time he also lectured at Shijiazhuang Theological and Philosophical College. Currently pursuing a PhD…

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The Hope that Advent Brings

We are a hopeful people. We always hope for something to look forward to or something to live for. Some people hope for success, while some hope for security; some hope for the best for their children, while some hope for peace. Christians hope for the same things that most people hope for, but Christian hope is quite different because it has been confirmed and strengthened by faith in Jesus Christ; the Son of God who was born of a…

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Meaning of Advent Candles

The candle of the First Sunday of Advent is called the Prophet’s Candle, which symbolizes HOPE. The prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Christ the Lord: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) This prophecy gave hope to a people who have been longing for a Messiah. For Christians, this prophecy has been fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who came into…

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