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From China Town (Chinatown) Gauchetiere Street's main street (rue de la Gauchetiere) looking ahead to the west, you'll find a church on the opposite screamed "Chinese Catholic Church" characters - this is the Chinese Catholic Spirit Church - a church with a hundred years of history. It was called the Church of the Holy Spirit because of its patron is the Holy Spirit's sake.

The church has a rough experience. It was built in 1834, after changing hands several times, after several repairs, reportedly once destroyed by fire during the Second World War, the government has been requisitioned as a "jobless" The Office. Until 1987, the Catholic Church was only 华人堂 area with symbolic value of one Canadian dollar bought. Catholic Huaren Tang district purchased the old church after some repairs carried out. Also in 1989 invited three artists from mainland China will be an icon of a new painting inside the church.

Chinese Church Interier The new icon paintings inside the church is Chinese style icon painting, the so-called Chinese-style icons is to use traditional Chinese painting style and the Chinese people's image painted icons. The purpose of doing so is the spirit of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, the Church localized spirit of the nation in the form of our art to praise God, and thus reveal the truth to the people with the image of the way: God is the God of the world's people God loves all people of the world, all the world's peoples have the grace of God. This is also the Catholic Church should actually be called "Catholic" (Catholic) reasons.

China Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit is Mengcheng Catholic parishioners held Huaren Tang district Eucharist and prayer place here every morning Mass held here, every Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, the faithful should be held here in the main May the Eucharist, every major church festivals celebration Mass will be held here. The faithful also frequent here praying the rosary, prayer bitter way, Eucharistic adoration and so on.

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 1. Mandarine Sunday School will start after New Year's Day. Every saterday after diner,  at our mission center, teaching content package church teachings, faith cultivation, Chinese learning. Parents are welcome to register with Angela Dong or Helen Lee as soon as possible.

2. Elderly people will hold a Christmas and New Year's party with a date of Sunday, December 17 at noon, the fare is $ 12 for members of the Association and $ 15 for non-members. In addition to rich luncheon, there will be more exciting performances, gifts for Santa Claus, lucky draws, welcome to all the members, welcomes all the friends, friends and relatives and friends to join us so that we can spend Christmas together. For example, For ticket purchase, please check with the members of the elderly and the resolution office, thank you for your support.

3. The Aid team will collect food from December 9, 10 and 16, 17 for donations to Sun Youth, including dry food products such as Italy and canned food. Cash may be donated if inconvenient, but the Aid team can do it on its own To help families in need before Christmas, have enough food for Christmas during the holidays.

4. In order to prepare the Advent, we will invite Sr. Cecilia Hong (MIC)  on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, Sunday, to give a talk on the topic: "Kindhearted House, Children's Blessings." Please join us.