My Dear Parishioners,
Are you ready for August and for the new school year? Yes, it’s coming, and our teachers will be back to school soon to get everything ready for our children and for the new school year. Parents, if you have not registered your child/children for Catholic education, please do so. God entrusted them to you so that you may love them and raise them, especially intellectually and spiritually. All Saints Catholic School is here to help you in your children’s education and the formation of their hearts and souls. We can’t help you if you don’t bring your children to us. We are blessed with so many wonderful parishioners who have been so financially generous to our parish to provide Catholic education and formation. Thank you to all those who have made many sacrifices of their time, talent and treasure for the love of God and for this young generation. God bless your love and sacrifices.
What are the new changes at All Saints? Church office: the main entrance door to the church office now is just north of the old entrance where everyone can enter to the church’s office safely with the handicap ramp and hand rails. Once inside the door, you’ll have a nice place to sit, wait and be served. Lana is in Father H’s old office; Sandy is in Lana’s original office and I am in Sandy’s old office. Please come by to see the new changes we have made and to visit us. We are looking forward to your visit, especially when you bring us homemade sweets 🙂. BTW, we like sweet fruits and not sugar sweets (I was told by Lana, Barb and Sandy, just kidding). Changes in the Church: The tabernacle is now at the center of our church between the altar and the crucifix. So many people have complimented on this new change. To make room for the tabernacle, I had to move the presider’s chair and the altar servers’ chairs to the sides. At the sides of the altar are sets of beautiful candles for Mass. In front of the altar are flesh flowers for our Lord donated by a group of Vietnamese parishioners. They do this weekly for our church and for the adoration chapel. The holy water container and the baptismal font have been moved to the east side of the church between the statues of St. Joseph and our Blessed Mother Mary. We surely want the Holy Family to watch over the person who receives the sacrament of baptism and their families and friends.
Finally, there have been many deadly shootings nationally and locally; for the safety of everyone in church, the south doors will be locked at all times beginning August 1st. Anyone can exit through these doors at any time but cannot enter through these doors. Please enter our church through the main entrance doors. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! We must do what we can to be as safe as we can or to prevent a bad situation. An evil person would have to break through the south doors to get in and of course everyone in church would know. If he/she was to enter through the main entrance, then more people in church, especially ushers, greeters and myself would see and do something about it. A few seconds might save hundreds of lives. We pray that nothing bad will ever happen to anyone, especially while they are attending church.
Love you all, Fr. Hien