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2020-07-05 Bulletin

July 9 is the Feast Day of the Holy Martyrs of China。 With the bishop’s permission, we will celebrate it on Sunday, July 5, 2020.  Where your heart is In the Gospels, Jesus tells His disciples not to seek security in the things of this world, but in the treasures of heaven. Hence, Jesus exhorts them to be steadfast in faith, and He tells them a parable to illustrate what He means: A servant was entrusted with his master’s household,…

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2020-06-28 Bulletin

Losing your life for Christ This verse appears in all four Gospels, which underlies its importance: Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:39) For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it. (Mark 8:35) Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it.…

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2020-06-21 Bulletin

  Fear of the Lord Is God to be feared, or is God to be loved? The fear of the Lord is one of the most misunderstood things in the bible. Both the Old and the New Testaments mention the fear of the Lord. The Book of Isaiah mentions the fear of the Lord as one of the attributes of the ideal Davidic king: “The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,…

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2020-06-14 Bulletin

The Bread of Life The clearest expression of the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is found in chapter 6 of John’s Gospel. There, Jesus teaches the crowd about the Eucharist – His very own Body and Blood. Jesus also teaches the crowd about faith – the unique and special faith needed to accept His difficult teaching about the Eucharist. Many of Jesus’ disciples lacked the faith to believe in the Real Presence. When Jesus walked…

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2020-06-07 Bulletin

The Holy Trinity There are many ways in which people have come to know God: the God whom we have come to know as the origin of all that is, we call God the Father; the God whom we have come to know as the Word made flesh, we call God the Son; the God whom we have come to know as the divine presence in the world, we call God the Holy Spirit. The Father, the Son and the…

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2020-05-31 Bulletin

Pentecost Sunday Jesus, the Word of God, completed His mission of redemption through His suffering, death and Resurrection. Those who repented and believed in Christ obtained salvation. This work of salvation continued after Jesus ascended into heaven to return to the Father. Jesus founded the Church upon Peter, but the mission to bring grace, to sanctify and to guide the Church, was left to the Holy Spirit. The work of the Holy Spirit, in the Church as in individual souls,…

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2020-05-24 Bulletin

The Ascension of the Lord The Ascension is an important event not only in the life of Christ but also in the life of the Church. The two primary scripture passages on the Ascension are found in the Gospel of Luke (24:50-51) and the Acts of the Apostles (1:9-11). The event of the Ascension, which took place forty days after the Resurrection, links the life of Jesus in the Gospels to the life of the Church in the Acts of…

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2020-05-17 Bulletin

Coming of the Advocate In today’s Gospel, Jesus promised His disciples that He will ask the Father to send them an Advocate – someone to teach, to help and to guide them. Just as Jesus proclaimed Himself as the Truth, the Advocate who will be sent is the Spirit of Truth, who will be with them and in them always. And that is one of the things which the Holy Spirit does; to dwell in and among us so that…

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2020-05-10 Bulletin

Father and Son are One In today’s Gospel, Philip said to Jesus, “Master, show us the Father.” And Jesus said to him, “How can you say, show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? To see the Son is the same as seeing the Father because the Father and Son are one (Jn10:30).” With these words, Jesus revealed His divinity as the Son of God to His disciples.…

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2020-05-03 Bulletin

The Lost Sheep In the Gospel today, the image of the sheep that belongs to the Good Shepherd describes the authentic believer; he hears the Word of God, follows Jesus and has eternal life through Christ. The authentic believer is one who is humble of heart, one who recognizes the need for forgiveness, and one who seeks the guidance and protection of a Good Shepherd. Some people have chosen not to follow Christ. Some have rejected Him; some have ignored…

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