My Dear Parishioners,
God bless you and your loved ones. We give thanks to God for one another, especially our children at All Saints Catholic school. They are God’s gift to us. They love Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and in adoration and benediction. Last Friday, they prayed from their hearts to Jesus and went to confession during adoration. Jesus loves them dearly. Please keep praying daily for our All Saints students, teachers and staff. Catholic education is extremely important to our church family. We need our children to learn their Catholic faith today and to truly love Jesus with all their hearts. Here are the names of our students that you can pray for by name this week. 2nd Graders with Miss Miranowski: CJ Bramhall, Anthony Bui, John Do, Caleb Guzman, Beyonca Irwin, Alejandro Jimenez, Minh Le, Zemirah Melton, Daniel Miller, Justin Pham, Jamal Rolfe-Murray and Olive Tajchman. 3rd Graders with Miss Albert: Ariel Adcock, Mary Bui, Tin Bui, Michael DeVega, Juan Galarza, Alyssa Lawrence, Olivia LeDonne, Cecilia Meier, Audreey Nguyen, Quan Nguyen, Lebron Oduor, Savannah Pham, Josef Rumback, Giovany Sanchez, Lucas Stewart, Mateo Vargas and Wess Whitaker. 4th Graders with Mrs. Plummer: Zoey Buckner-Franklin, Jayden Dao, Danh Hoang, Megan Huynh, Lawrence Landwehr, Adrian Luna, Maximiliano (Max) Maldonado, Jonan Moore, Angelina Nguyen, Giselle Perez, Jordan Pham, Kenney Pham, Ann Marie Phillips, Anne Tran and Eileena Wheaton. God bless all our children!
Parishioners, please understand that Catholic Education at All Saints Elementary School, and Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Bishop Carrol High Schools, is a privilege given by our parish to families that believe in it and support it with their time, talent and treasure. A special thanks to many parishioners who have returned their stewardship package with their pledge and have been fulfilling it. Thank you! We are blessed from your commitment and sacrifices to God in our parish for the good and the salvation of one another. Unfortunately, we still have many families, including school families, who have not returned their stewardship package, nor have they been financially supporting their child/children with their tithe. Please know that our parish has many bills to pay, such as about $30,000 monthly to Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Bishop Carrol High Schools. As a church family, we really want to support our young men and women in Catholic Education, unless the child/student will not take Catholic education seriously or when their parents fail to support our parish with their tithe or when someone takes advantage of our limited church funds. We are here to help those who desire our help and who won’t waste our time, effort, resources and finances. Thank you to most parishioners who do not have a child/children in Catholic schools who have been tithing to our parish. As a church family, we expect all parishioners, including parents with a child/children, to do the same. Everyone needs to make sacrifices before God for the good our children and our church family. Everyone can tithe regardless of their income. We are to contribute from what we have received.
Finally, please know that I will continue praying for you, especially at my Liturgy of the Hours and at Holy Mass. Please do the same for me and our children when you can. Don’t forget to attend our Holy Masses, weekend and weekday, to become one with our Lord Jesus and to be Christlike to each other. P.S. Please don’t come to church late. Every second of every minute counts.
Love you all, Fr. Hien