The Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission traces its roots back to the Atlanta Chinese Catholic Association (ACCA) which was established on September, 1990 by a group of faithful Catholics from Taiwan and Southeast Asia. At that time, there were about twenty or more families, including several families coming from Alabama.
Mass and fellowship was held once every two months at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody. In the mid-1990’s, the community grew to about fifty or more families; Mass and fellowship was held once a month. After the 1990’s, there were about a hundred families as Catholics from Hong Kong and mainland China joined the community; Mass and fellowship was held once a week. During that time, Masses were celebrated by Chinese-speaking priests who were flown in from cities across the United States.
In 2009, Father Bill Hao became the first priest from the Archdiocese of Atlanta to minister to the Chinese community on a regular basis. In April of 2015, in its quest to fulfill its mission of evangelization to the Chinese people of Atlanta, the community decided once again to find a place of its own. In November 15, 2015, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory promulgated a decree which established The Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Catholic Mission. We give thanks and praise to the Lord that we have finally acquired a long-awaited church property on August 30, 2016. The First Mass was held at the mission on October 16, 2016.