Stewards of God's Gifts   天主恩寵的管家

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Chinese New Year Mass & 

Veneration Ceremony to Ancestors 2022

February 6, 2022

2:00 pm

The Most Reverend Jaime Soto 

Fr. Abraham Chiu

農曆新年彌撒 & 敬祖典禮 2022

 

彌撒主祭: 沙加緬度教區主教

彌撒共祭: 趙必成神父

日期:  二零二二年二月六日

時間: 下午二時

 

地點: 聖體主教座堂

彌撒後有農曆新年慶祝茶敍,

歡迎大家參加。

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A Glimpse of Spirituality (靈修一瞥)8                Fr. Abraham Chiu (趙必成神父)

Jesus is not a popular idol but a sign of contradiction. His presence is already the discernment within the people Israel, so that some fall and some rise. Jesus’ ministry shows us that even he wants to bring the scattered into God’s family, some will reject his invitation because for them, Jesus will not be a hope of promise fulfilled, but a figure that is to be opposed as Simeon says: “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against.”

Actually, Jesus is not a divider. The purpose of his ministry that divides is so that the thoughts of the hearts might be made manifest. In fact, those who fall (ptōsin) because of Jesus will bring upon themselves ruin, i. e. the loss of salvation that is their utter misery.

Jesus is like a rock, whoever climbs up on him will reach heaven ultimately. To the contrast, those who reject this rock by kicking on it will go to their final dwelling place, i.e. hell.

How humans respond to God’s promise is made evident by how they respond to Jesus, whose presence reveals their true colors. Jesus comes, humans choose. Some oppose him and fall. Indeed, whoever accepts Jesus is accepted into God’s family, the eternal family.

耶穌的出現,本身是個判別,有人敵對,同時,有人跟隨。

敵對的,最終跌倒(ptōsin),這裡解作自取滅亡,因為失去救恩,是人生最徹底痛苦。

跟隨的,會“復起”(anastasin),本意只是起來,這裡意思是複活,耶穌如同一塊石頭,有人因為攀爬而登上頂峰,即天堂;另一些人因攻擊耶穌而倒下,是地獄。

“反對”(antilegomenon)說明從敵對者的角度,耶穌是個爭議人物,他們拒絕服從或跟隨,因為耶穌的慈悲大愛,為他們是面照妖鏡,他們在耶穌跟前,無所遁形,唯一能夠掩蓋自己丑陋,就是毀滅耶穌。

跟隨耶穌,如他,會遭遇被人反對;可是,也如他,復活

Welcome

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 on a Sunday, or just call one of the contact persons. See you soon!

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Contact Us Today!

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
c/o Sacramento Chinese Catholic Community

1017 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Phone: (916) 583-8306

Email: sccc.contact@gmail.com

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

President: John Wong
Email: sccc.contact@gmail.com

 

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