Happy Easter Everyone!
Since Easter is near, I have to write this message early for the bulletin company. On Tuesday April 16th, you are welcome to join me and all the priests of our diocese for a special Holy Mass called “the Chrism Mass.” At this special Mass, all priests will renew the promises they made on their ordination day. Our Bishop will bless all the oils for our use throughout the year. Please come and join us at the Cathedral at 11am if you can.
Are you ready for Easter? To celebrate this Holy Easter full of joy and love for Jesus, please make every effort to attend our Holy Masses this Holy Week. I would like to ask every person to attend one extra Mass this week to honor Jesus. Why? It’s because Jesus loved us so much that He willingly suffered for us. He died for our sins. He rose from the dead so that we may rise with Him to eternal life in heaven. Here is our Triduum schedule: Holy Thursday at 6:30pm, Mass of the Last Supper; Good Friday at 3pm, the Passion of Jesus and the Veneration of His Holy Cross; Holy Saturday Vigil Mass at 8:30pm to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and to welcome our new members into the Catholic Church. Here are their names so that you can start praying for them and congratulate them later. Adults: Melissa Martinez, Kathy Palacios, Dieu Vuong, James Banh. Children: William Dudula, Marissa Courtright, Areli Jimenez, Oscar and Mateo Martinez. Please also help me in thanking all those who helped with our RCIA programs for our children and adults. We are blessed to have them teaching and passing the Catholic faith on to others.
On Easter Sunday: Please join me and many good-hearted people, children of God coming together to celebrate Easter. We will sing and praise God together with “Alleluia, the Lord is risen.” We will share that heavenly joy with each other. We will wish each other a Happy Easter. Me, I will have candies to make you a little sweeter on your Easter day. I promise you that they all will be super sweet, and you too on Easter Day. Finally, the Sunday after Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the Divine Mercy of God for all of humanity at all the Masses in our parish. Blessed be God forever, Fr. Hien
Building Fund: From everyone in our church family, we want to thank many individuals and families, parishioners and non-parishioners, who have contributed generously to our building fund. Up to date, we are blessed with $174,611. Every registered parishioner/family was asked for a suggested amount and if you have not contributed yet, please know that we are still waiting for your gift to our parish so that we can reach our goal of $170,000. We are grateful to you and the following donors: Minh Tran & Huong Truong, Rick & Debra Koehn, Paul & Connie Stone, Vi & Dinh Nguyen, My Dung Phung, Nam & Mary Duong, Ha & Tam Nguyen, Florentino & Enid Tuason, Patricia Crowe, Hao & Trang Tran, Juliet Werdann, Brando & Cuc Dao, Danh & Nhu Nguyen, Jason & Kristen Phillips, Becky Hotze, Khoa Bui, Glen & Benita Cox, Shanda Knipp-Barnes, Floyd Fletcher & Theresa Pitzer, Evelyn Tajchman, Tommy & Alisha Chang, Lucky Market, Annie Trinh, Virginia Simmons, Bill & Terrisa Compton, Mary Warren, Joshua & Carissa Cash, Andrew Meece, Gary & Stacey Guzman, Linh Has & Anh Tran, Harvest House, Hai & Diem Nguyen, Frank & Karen Felt, Michael & Janet Clark, Berniece Scanlan & many more.
Father Hien Nguyen