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2019-02-17 Bulletin

Four Blessings and Four Woes And raising his eyes toward his disciples, Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap…

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2019-02-10 Bulletin

Happy Chinese New Year! According to the Chinese lunar calendar, 2019 is the year of the pig. Many cultures in the world have different opinions of the pig. For the Chinese people, the pig symbolizes good luck, good fortune and happiness. The year of the pig is a good year to make big plans and to undertake big projects. The Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission began the Chinese New Year with an evangelization seminar on February 2-3. Miss…

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2019-02-03 Bulletin

Rejection of Jesus Christ in Nazareth   One might think that Jesus could have been more politically correct and said things that would have pleased the people and made them feel good. Instead, Jesus chose to say things that they didn’t like to hear. He exposed what was in their hearts and made them feel uncomfortable and very angry; even to the point that they wanted to throw Him off a cliff. The reception given to Jesus by the people…

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2019-01-27 Bulletin

The Old Law and the New Law   God gave us his Law in two ways. The first way was called the Old Law, which God gave to the Israelites through Moses at around 1400 B.C. Hence, it is also called the Law of Moses. The second way was called the New Law, which God gave to us through Jesus, God’s only begotten Son. Hence, it is also called the Law of Jesus Christ. The Old Law is summed up…

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2019-01-20 Bulletin

Learn about the Holy Name of Jesus   Veneration to the Holy Name of Jesus is based on the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians 2:5-11, which is also called the Christological Hymn: 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the…

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2019-01-13 Bulletin

The Effects of Baptism   The sacrament of baptism has five effects: first, it removes all sins – original and personal. Second, baptized persons receive a sacramental character which configures them to Christ as priest, prophet and king. This sacramental character makes baptized persons a new creation, and distinguishes them from the unbaptized. Third, baptized persons receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which enables them to enter into a personal relationship with God. Fourth, baptized persons become adopted children…

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2018-01-06 Bulletin

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh   Why did the Magi travel so far away to Judea? What were they looking for? As we have come to understand from Scripture and Tradition, the Magi were wise men from the East who practiced astrology; they looked for signs in the heavens which foretold major world events. What they saw in the heavens was the star of Bethlehem, which foretold the birth of the king of the Jews. But this was no ordinary king;…

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2018-12-30 Bulletin

The Holy Family   In the Gospel of Luke, Mary and Joseph found the twelve year old Jesus in the temple with the teachers, astounding them with His understanding and answers. What is even perplexing is what Jesus tells Mary and Joseph after they had been desperately searching for Him: “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house? (Lk2:49)” Yet Luke’s Gospel hastens to show us that part of doing…

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