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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 
Stewards of God’s Gifts 

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A Glimpse of Spirituality 靈修一瞥121 (Matt 17:10-13)                                         

The Jews had a tradition, and retain it to this day, that before the coming of the Messiah, Elijah should come in accordance with Malachi 4:4, 5. Jesus not only acknowledged the necessity of Elijah’s coming before the Messiah; he also assured his disciples that he had already come. Further, Jesus described the treatment that he had received from the false religious leaders as to make them understand what John the Baptist had encountered in his life.


Though John’s ministry was excellently calculated to produce all the effects ascribed to it by the prophets, the disciples should not be surprised to find that being a prophet was not for the worldly glory but the heavenly. That is to say, from the aspect of the world, John failed, and so did Jesus while their merciful love was misinterpreted. As a result, they met with opposition and persecution.


Jesus said, “I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not know him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of man will suffer at their hands.”


The verb “suffer” (paschein) denotes a bad sense in respect to undergoing evils or being afflicted. Concerning Jesus’ suffering, it must be regarded from the perspective of the experience of his transfiguration (Matt 17:1-9). In short, Christians have to interpret Jesus’ suffering and death with the hope of resurrection. John already had gone the way of Jesus through suffering, in particular his case of being beheaded by Herod. However, at the end of the way of cross, Jesus’ glory will triumph.


Christians’ religious experience of committing their lives to Jesus is like a spark of fire, lightening the dark tunnel of life while they almost give up God and follow the evil way of life because of suffering or persecution. Endurance with faith, hope, and charity will light up the spark of life.







Stay in the know of what's going on around the Cathedral each week with our Sacramento Chinese Catholic Community Flocknote! A great way to prepare for Sunday Mass too!  

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Sacramento Chinese Catholic community was formed with the purpose of establishing a base for Chinese speaking people to come to know God and to worship him. Language barrier and ethnic difference have been keeping a lot of people from the house of God. They couldn't fully participate in the church and didn't have a sense of belonging. Now with our own Chinese speaking priest, the Sacramento Chinese Catholic Community is becoming more and more lively.

We sincerely invite you: if you were a Catholic and were not able to participate in mass or sacraments due to language barrier, this is your home; if you were a Catholic with no language barrier, are you willing to help God build up His church locally for the Chinese speaking people? If you were not a Catholic yet, you will find God here by feeling the love among our members.

Even if you were not one of those above, we still want to invite you to visit us and then you can properly introduce us to your friends who may need a group like this.

Check us out by coming to our Chinese mass at 2:00pm on a Sunday, or just call one of the contact persons. See you soon!

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On the first Sunday of every month, before the Chinese Mass at 2:00 pm.

Please contact Father Chui or John Wong in advance.

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

c/o Sacramento Chinese Catholic Community

1017 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 583-8306


Priest: Fr. Abraham Chiu
(510) 588-0481

President: John Wong


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