Announcement from the CRBC Commission for Sacred Liturgy
1. On the occasion
of the Lunar New Year, in order to adapt to the country custom and tradition,
each parish can celebrate the Mass for the Chinese New Year (春節彌撒) on
the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 10th). The second reading
for the Liturgy of the Word can be taken from Eph. 1:3-14. (Mass
Prayers and readings for Chinese New Year in English)
For pastoral reasons, the imposition of ashes can also be done on the First Sunday of Lent for those who have not attended the rite on Ash Wednesday. The Rite of Imposition of ashes may be done outside the Mass using already blessed ashes.
3. On February 23rd,
the 14th day of the lunar calendar, it is the"Pray for Blessings
Day" (祈福日) in our local Church. On this day, a "Pray for Blessing"
Mass can be celebrated. The prayers proper for this Mass can be found
in the CRBC published "Pray for Blessings Day" liturgy book
(only in Chinese).
5. During the Chinese New Year, the "New Year's Eve Thanksgiving Prayer" used by families or communities, "Veneration for Ancestors' Prayer" and "Chinese New Year's Prayer" can already be downloaded from the Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference website: www.catholic.org.tw (only in Chinese).
6. The universal
Church official hymn of the Year of Faith, "Credo, Domine",
has already been translated into Chinese (我信 上主: music
You may download it from the Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference website: