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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 
Stewards of God’s Gifts 

A Glimpse of Spirituality 靈修一瞥 91 (John 17:1-11)           Fr. Abraham Chiu 趙必成神父

Eternal life is communion with God because believers possess this life already while they are still on earth, even though it is not ultimately fulfilled until the eschatological vision of God is experienced.

Eternal life is achieved through communion with God and his Son Jesus Christ or through Jesus who leads humankind into communion with God. Moreover, the result of believing is eternal life which is also the knowledge of God and Jesus. This knowledge of salvation is rooted in a historical person who can be dealt with in a personal relation. This one is Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” Jesus did not give a definition of eternal life; rather, he just highlighted that knowing the Father and Jesus Christ with intimate fellowship with one’s person and the glad acceptance of love.

The term “eternal life” (aiōnios zōē) here denotes knowing the only true God. This eternal life is perfect, absolute, timeless, and exempting from death. In Johannine connotation, eternal life can be possessed concretely by the believers in this world. It is faith. As God is eternal, anyone who commits his/her life with God partakes in God’s eternity. Thus, eternal life is a glory which is the result of believing God and the believers are unified in the Father and the Son in eternity.

Essentially, eternal life is the goal of the believers. In other words, anyone who believes and commits in the life of the Father and the Son will have eternal life. This eternal life is the communion with the Father and the Son who are united in love. Eventually, eternal life is the completion of human life and it is worthy to give up all sins in order to achieve this absolute and peaceful life.





這裡的“永生”(aiōnios zōē)指認識唯一真天主,這永恆生命是完美的、絕對的和永恆的,並且免於永死。在若望神學,永生可以具體地被現世信徒所擁有,是信德。由於天主永恆,任何人將自己生命交託給天主的,都分享了天主的永恆。因此,永生是光榮,是相信天主的結果,信徒在永恆中與父子合而為一,從現在知道永遠。




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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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