Our Story

se-asiaThe 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.

all-saintsMass 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.

family-pic-3In 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.