My Dear Parishioners,
How important is your mother to you? I hope that you are loving your parents, especially your mother who gave you your life and birth, besides the other million things she did and will do for you. Love your parents before they are gone to the Lord. Please know that Mother Mary is super important for every one of us, to all people born into this life. Mary is like our mothers, without our mothers, we would not have been born; without Mother Mary, we would not make it very far, even to heaven. It’s because she is so united with God, and she is also the mother of God—Jesus. Jesus has entrusted every one of us to her constant love, care, and prayer until we are all in heaven with her. So, throughout this month of May, please remember your parents in your daily prayers, especially your mother, as we are about to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend. When you pray, ask Mother Mary to teach you how to pray to please God. Ask for her intercession before her son Jesus. Our All Saints students will do the traditional May crowning at their 8am Mass on Tuesday, May 3rd. Please join us!
First Confession and Holy Communion: Students and parents are to attend the rehearsal next Saturday, May 7th at 9am, getting ready for the 4pm, First Holy Communion Mass. After Mass, I will take individual pictures with every child, and then with their families if requested.
Don’t forget to attend our annual Vietnamese food sale this weekend, so much delicious food to enjoy. Thank you to so many good-hearted cookers preparing and cooking for us. It will be so fun to see people putting their effort and cooking skills to work. I love you all, Fr. Hien
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY,
GOD IS LOVE AND HIS DIVINE LOVE IS EVERLASTING! God bless you and your loved ones. We are celebrating Easter that brings us joy, hope and the promise that we will see our beloved deceased family members and friends in heaven. Today, the church celebrates God’s divine love for all of us, so that we may have eternal life through the resurrection of Jesus. Please put your trust in God today with all your heart, mind, and soul. Trust that God knows you, loves you, and God is always wanting you to be forgiven of your sins and to be holy again, so that you will be in heaven with God and with all the angels and saints.
Come To the Feast: Next weekend, Friday through Sunday, is our annual Vietnamese food sale. This year we are blessed with volunteers from out of state to cook crawfish for us. Please read the Vietnamese section of this bulletin for the full menu and what will be available. All food sales income will be given to the parish’s building fund, to help maintain and to keep updating our grounds. Happy Easter and I love you all, Fr. Hien
ALLELUIA, JESUS IS RISEN,
Happy Easter Everyone! God bless you and your loved ones. Easter brings us joy, hope and the promise that we will see our beloved deceased families and friends in heaven. All those who live to know God, to love God, and to serve God, will be with Our Lord for an eternal life in heaven. He created us so that we may have life now and eternally in heaven. Let us today love our God with all our hearts, minds, and souls. The perfect life of heaven with all the angels and saints is waiting for us all. Happy Easter and I love you all, Fr. Hien
My Dear Parishioners,
Welcome to April. Have you been fooled by anyone yet? People might fool others for all kinds of reasons, and I am as guilty as anyone for I like to have some fun sometimes in life; however, God will never fool us for any reason. He is always true and is there for us and loves us unconditionally. God is always ready to love and forgive us so that we may know His perfect love for us today and for us to have eternal life. Please plan to attend our penance service on Sunday, April 10th from 4-5pm, in church with guest priests. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, please take a palm as you enter the church, to be blessed for you to take home.
DMI (Disciple Maker Index): Any Catholic, 18 and older, is asked by our Bishop to take this online survey (please take a bulletin home and visit the website to take the survey). It’s an anonymous survey that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. This data will be combined with other parishes in the diocese, to be presented to the Conference of Catholic Bishops in America. Of course, I will get to see this information to help me as the pastor. Thank you for your cooperation!
Sympathy and Prayers: Unfortunately, many people have passed to eternal life recently. I have never seen so many deaths in such a short time in all the years I have been a priest. We had Americans, Vietnamese, and Filipino, too, pass away recently. One of our long time, faithful and generous parishioner, Michael Nally, passed away on Tuesday, March 22nd. We celebrated his life and entrusted him to our Lord on Monday, March 28th. Eternal life grant unto him and to all those who recently passed away, including the victims of war in the Ukraine.
Heating & Air: The process has been slower than I expected due to many things, including: the long demolition process; the time needed to figure out more concretely how things should work; the laying out of the new transformers; and the best location for the 12 heating units to connect to the current duct work, after the old blower system and pipes are removed. There will be 12 heating units inside and 12 air units outside. Of course, license workers and engineers, and city inspections are part of the work.
I love you all, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen