Ascension was blessed with little damage from Hurricane Harvey. Other parishes were less fortunate. Please continue to pray for all the victims. For Diocese news and updates, please visit their site. You can also find resources if your family was impacted and also ways to help. www.archgh.org/news-data/latest-news/archdiocesan-hurricane-harvey-updates/
In view of heavy rain and strong wind from Hurricane Harvey that weather forecasting this weekend starting Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, it is advisable that all activities that were planned for Friday afternoon and Saturday morning at Ascension shall be cancelled and rescheduled. Please note that:
1. Saturday morning Mass is cancelled.
2. Fr. Lin's talk on the Gospel of John is canceled
In regard to weekend Masses, it is advisable for everyone to monitor the development of Harvey and use discretion to determine if they can safely commute to Ascension for the weekend Masses. In case if Harvey further delayed, additional announcement will put forward. As it stands now, the Masses will remain as usual.
Since this announcement may not reach all Parishioners, appreciate you call or forward to those who are not receiving announcements. Many thanks.
Let us pray for the safety of our parish and all parishioners and all those families who live along the path of Harvey.
You are invited to our 2017 Ministry Fair. Hope you can join us on Aug 20 and explore ways to serve the community, people and God.
Place: Ascension Chinese Mission
Theme: We are called to serve
Date: Aug 20, 2017
Time: 10 am to 2pm
Purpose of the ministry fair:
您現在可以在Amazon smile上指定美華天主堂為支持的慈善機構，點選下方連結可設定帳號，之後消費需由 smile.amazon.com登入，Amazon 自動將消費額0.5%回捐到美華天主堂。
Help support Ascension Chinese Mission whenever you shop at Amazon.com. Follow the link below to setup the amazon smile. Please shop at atsmile.amazon.com to make eligible purchase. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases at smile.amazon.com to us.
We hope you will take the opportunity to support Ascension Chinese Mission.
新上任的方濟會省會長在召開全省大會之 後，對以後的福傳有新的計劃，故此召文德 神父於六月二十九日回 Cincinnati, 並將 做新的安排。此外，省會長也十分關切文德 神父的身體狀況，認為應當有及時的調養和 治療。雖然我們一時無法接受，但我們相信 天主會繼續帶領美華及文德神父。懷著依依 不捨的心情，我們誠摯地感謝文德神父為美 華所做的一切，特別是為我們點燃了一團熱 愛天主及聖母的熱火。希望大家把這團火傳 給更多的人，以不負文德神父的期望及其辛 勤耕耘。
In the recent annual Chapter meeting in Cincinnati, the newly elected Provincial of the Franciscan Order had a new evangelization plan. As part of their new mission, Fr. Bonaventure P. Huber, O.F.M. will be transferred back to Cincinnati effective June 29, 2017. The Provincial is also very concerned about Fr. Huber’s health condition and requested his immediate attention and medical care. Although we find it difficult to accept, we trust the providence of God to continue to guide Ascension Chinese Mission and Fr. Huber. We will sincerely miss our beloved Fr. Huber and we are grateful for all he has done for us especially he has ignited the fire of our hearts to love God and our Blessed Mother fervently. Let us continue to pass on this baton of fire to continue Fr. Huber’s passion for Ascension Chinese Mission.