My Dear Parishioners,
Happy Father’s Day to all dads. May God bless you, dads, this day and all the days of your life with heavenly blessings, with greater love and respect from your children and grand-children, and with holiness to lead your family to eternal life like St. Joseph did with his family. St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 5:25-37 had this message to all dads, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body. “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Today, let us pray for all dads so that they may be like St. Joseph to their spouse, children, families and friends. May they know how important they are to their families and to us all. Dads are like the roofs of our houses; no house is complete without the roof. They are our protectors and bread providers. They are our role models in words and in deeds. Let us love them always. Happy Father’s Day to all dads!
Vietnamese Food Sales: Our Vietnamese parishioners will hold their summer food sales, carry out and dine in the Fischer Center after each Mass, next weekend, Friday June 21 to Sunday June 23. Please support their efforts to help our parish. Buy some for yourselves, your families or to give to others. Everyone needs food, we must eat to live but we don’t live to eat :) Please see the next page for menu items & prices.
Parish Picnic & Open House: Everyone is invited to our annual parish picnic and open house of the new priest’s residence on the weekend of July13 & 14. Open house on Saturday, July 13th after 4pm Mass until 6:30pm. On Sunday, July 14th open house will be after 8am Mass until 1:30pm. Coffee and donuts will be served after 8am Mass. The 11am Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Carl Kemme, followed by his blessing of the new house and lunch with us. Everyone is invited to join us both days. The parish will provide the main dish, steaks and smoked chicken with baked potatoes, you are welcome to bring your food to share with everyone. Come hungry and be well-fed with tasty food. As a church family, we give thanks to God for those who practiced stewardship of their time, talents and treasures to our church and school. We give special thanks to those who went beyond their normal stewardship of treasure in tithing and gave extra to our building fund. We are blessed with over $180 thousand from your generosity. It’s time to thank God at our Holy Masses and to celebrate great food and fellowship. Love, Fr. Hien