My Dear Parishioners,
How are you doing? Are you ready for your children and grandchildren to be back in school? I am ready for them all. I can’t wait to meet the many new faces at our Catholic school. Thank you for sending your children to us. We promise to take good care of them and to help them grow in their Catholic faith as well as educate them to be the best person and student they can be. However, please know that we cannot do it all without God and you. Your daily prayer, love and constant support of your time, talent and treasure are needed. Please know that God is with us; therefore, please always trust in God, including with your financial support for our children’s Catholic education at All Saints and Kapaun Mt Carmel High School. Let us put God first and give of our time and life for the good of each other. Everyone is invited, including school families and all parishioners, to our Back to School Dinner this Sunday, August 11th at 5:00 p.m. in the Fischer Center. The Parish will provide steak and chicken fajitas, chips and salsa. You can bring side dishes and desserts if you like. Here is another great opportunity for us to be with each other, to meet our teachers and our excited students, and to feel good about our faith and our faithful stewardship to God and to our children. Please join us for we are a church family. We need you all to be with us for this special event.
Did you miss me at Mass last weekend? My Marian Days pilgrimage last weekend was great. I really enjoyed it. I am glad that I took an extra day to go early to visit my brother priests in Pittsburg, KS and enjoy my time in Carthage with so many Catholics. Bishop Kemme was there too and I had lunch and dinner with him. The not so pleasant part of the pilgrimage was the weather on Saturday afternoon during the procession. God gave everyone a nice shower from heaven. The rain did not stop anyone from singing and praising God during the procession. That was so amazing. True faith prevails! I am glad to be back home and sleeping in my own bed with no one snoring. There were five other priests in my room, and they snored like a mower. I am sure I snored too, due to old age???
Holy Mass of Obligation: Thursday, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Everyone is obligated to attend Holy Mass. Mass times are Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30pm, and Thursday at 12 noon & 6:30pm (please notice that there is no 8am Mass). I am hoping that the 6:30pm Mass will be a better time for more people than the 8am Mass on a weekday.
Love you all, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen