Activities

Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 20, is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day! A Chinese Poem A mother’s love is deep like the sea, but a father’s love is strong as a mountain, With white hair they watched as the children play their childish games. A parent’s love is like the three springs, it warms a whole lifetime. As I drink a cup of water, my memories take me to them, The great distance between us makes me miss them so. Today is Father’s…

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Next Sunday, June 6, 2021, is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Eucharistic Adoration begins at 9:30 am in the chapel. Immediately after the 10:30am Mass, Fr. Bill will lead the Eucharistic procession on our church grounds. When we return to the main Sanctuary, we will have the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Archbishop’s Memo on Face Masks

In light of the update from the CDC which allows those who are fully vaccinated to stop wearing face masks and social distancing even indoors, Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer issued a memo that the Archdiocese of Atlanta will continue to recommend the wearing of face masks at Masses, but will give pastors discretion to allow vaccinated people to remove them. In our church, we will follow the recommendation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta to continue wearing face masks for everyone’s safety…

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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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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. Come and join us in this grace-filled devotion!  Stations of the Cross in Chinese will be held…

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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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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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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thanksgiving Day is the day for us to give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received throughout the year. On November 25, 2021 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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