Activities

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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Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

      The Archbishops Annual Appeal (AAA) for 2021 has begun. Our goal this year is $5,300. There are 3 ways to give: (1) Send your donations directly to the Archdiocese, indicating Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Mission as your parish. (2) Donate via our church: if you are donating by cash, please use the Archbishops Annual Appeal envelopes, write your name, amount and date. If you are donating by check, please write payment to HNOJ, and AAA in…

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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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Lenten Retreat

Persecution and Martyrdom in the History of Salvation In 2020, which was plagued by disasters, there were in addition many persecutions all over the world. In today’s society, we must rely on God to give us the strength to stand up and defend the values of the Church. Let us prepare our hearts to understand and meditate on the history and significance of the history of salvation, and how to apply it in our own spiritual life. Note: this retreat…

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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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All Saints Day

All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation, which means that the faithful are obligated to attend Mass. Here is our Mass schedule for All Saints Day, Friday, November 1: Mass in Chinese at 12 noon and Mass in English at 7:00 pm.

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All Souls Day

We will have a Mass in Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed on Saturday, November 2: Mass in Chinese at 12 noon. For the benefit of our parishioners who cannot come to church on November 2, you may bring framed pictures of your departed loved ones to church for a special prayer for the dead after the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, November 3rd. How You Can Help the Holy Souls in Purgatory There’s only one door out of purgatory…

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Census 2020 Complete Count Campaign

US Census Complete Count Campaign Bishop Joel Konzen, who is currently the Administrator of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, recently signed a resolution creating a “Census 2020 Complete Count Campaign” to increase awareness and participation of Atlanta parishes in the 2020 Census. The U.S. Constitution requires a complete count of the nation’s population every 10 years. Census data impacts decisions at the national, state and local levels — from congressional representation to the annual allocation of more than $675 billion. These…

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