My Dear Parishioners,
First, please join me in extending our love and prayers for the salvation of Dolores "Dee" Fisher and Carmen Alvarado. Dee was 84 years old. She passed away on June 28. A rosary and funeral mass were held in our church on Saturday, July 18. Carmen was 97 years old. She passed away on May 29. Her funeral was on Monday, July 20, in our church. May our risen Lord Jesus bless them with eternal life and be with their families during this difficult time of sadness. “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. “
Second, recently I shared with you that we put a new roof on our Fischer Center Hall. After a few rains, it is holding up with no leaks. Early Monday morning before my 10am funeral, I went to the roof of the church’s office building and was surprised by what I saw. About a dozen large holes that were 2-4 inches in diameter were on the roof. The chimney was falling apart too. The roof is so old that the rubber is decaying. Please know that we are putting on a new roof and fixing the chimney now. I am so thankful that water had not done major damage to our building. Since I have been here, I have always wanted to go up there to check the roof out. It was because I saw a stain by the skylight area above the stairways when I first came to visit the office, before I moved in. I asked and no one knew whether it was fixed or not. I am glad that we are taking better care of our buildings and facilities now. Please be faithful to our church and school so that we can take care of what we have. We rely solely on your faith in God, and your commitment to our church and school with your honest stewardship of your time, talents, and treasures.
Thank you for being members of our church’s family, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen