Activities

Pentecost Vigil Mass and Prayer Healing

Veni Sancte Spiritus! May 23, 2021 is Pentecost Sunday, there will be a Healing Prayer Service after the Vigil Mass (English) on May 22. Many people have experienced the special grace of the Holy Spirit during this special healing service. It is our hope that many more will experience the power of the Holy Spirit in our humble church. Invite your friends and family; all are welcome!

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Dispensation to Attend Sunday Mass Expiring

Archbishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM Conv., has announced that on Saturday, May 22, 2021, prior to the celebration of the Vigil of Pentecost, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will expire in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific persons for whom the dispensation will still be applicable. One does not have an obligation to attend Mass on Sunday or a holy day of obligation in the following circumstances: You…

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May Crowning

The month of May is dedicated to Mary. The traditional practice of crowning an image of Mary is done on the first of May; however, the Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission will celebrate the May Crowning on Sunday, May 2, 2021 after the 10:30 am Mass. Why is May dedicated to Mary? It is probably because several feast days which honor the Blessed Virgin Mary occur in May; for example: Our Lady, Queen of Apostles (the Saturday following…

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Our Lady of China

The day before Mother’s Day is also the feast day of Our Lady of China, the name given to Mary when she appeared to God’s beloved children in Donglu, China in 1900: “…A woman in white appeared above the settlement, and the rioters’ bullets were aimed at her. When the apparition did not fade, attackers had not even time to reorganize because a strange horseman put them to flight.” The Mother of Christ appeared in China showing herself as the…

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Consecration to St. Joseph

On March 19, 2021, Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer will consecrate the Archdiocese of Atlanta to the intercession and protection of St. Joseph. The Archbishop asks the faithful of the archdiocese to pray a Novena to St. Joseph. To fulfill the novena, the Litany of St. Joseph may be prayed for 9 days starting on March 10 up to March 19. Litany of St. Joseph Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. God our Father in heaven, have mercy on…

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Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates the path of suffering which Jesus Christ took starting with His condemnation to death until He was laid in the tomb. These 14 stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage in which we recall and meditate on a specific event in the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Stations of the Cross in Chinese will be held every Sunday at 9:45 am before the 10:30…

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Lenten Retreat

Fr. Lou Aldrich has prepared a Lenten virtual retreat for the Chinese communities in the East Coast, which includes New York, Washington DC, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Atlanta. The date is Saturday, March 13 and March 20 from 9:30am to 12:30pm EST. The theme of the retreat is: “Persecution and Martyrdom in the History of Salvation.” Registration for this retreat has been closed. 

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 12, 2021 with the year of the ox. 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 14, in lieu of the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This Eucharistic celebration gives our community the means of offering…

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday will be on Feb. 17, 2021. Holy Mass in Chinese will be celebrated at 12:00pm. Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer asks priests to sprinkle ashes on the heads of penitents instead of tracing a cross on each person’s forehead.

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Archbishop’s Statement on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., addressed the moral implications of COVID-19 vaccines in a Dec. 15 statement. In a memo to priests, school and chancery staff, he encouraged archdiocesan employees to get a vaccine when one becomes available to them. The archbishop’s statement guiding Catholics follows: Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? The short answer is yes. There has been some concern about whether or not Catholics should seek a COVID-19 vaccine. As you may know, some vaccines are…

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