My Dear Parishioners,
Blessings from our Lord be with you all. Please join me in welcoming back our students, teachers and staff to our All Saints Catholic School. This Sunday, August 12th at 5pm, every parishioner, especially school families and our students, are invited for a cookout full of food and fun for everyone. Let us welcome back our children, teachers and staff for the new academic year. Let us make it a great, fun and successful school year. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided for everyone. Please come to eat and to support our children in their education and formation. We will kick off the new school year on Thursday, August 16th. Again, parents, if you have not registered your child for Catholic education, please do so ASAP. We are here to help your child’s education and the formation of his/her heart and soul. If you want your child to be loving, kind, respectful with a positive attitude, wanting to be successful in life and to be faith-filled, then you must give him/her Jesus today. We would love to have your child with us at our school.
Holy Day of Obligation: This Wednesday, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Masses are Tuesday, 6:30pm, Wednesday at 8am and 12noon. Every person is obligated to attend this Holy Mass. Please don’t be late for any Mass. This Mass will be like a Sunday Mass; therefore, we will need our liturgical ministers to carry out their roles like usual. Thank you!
Please join me in extending our love, prayer and sympathy to the family of Evelyn Palmer who passed to eternal life on Tuesday, July 31st. Evelyn was a long-time parishioner of our church family. We will surely pray for the repose of her soul at all Masses this weekend. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, August 3rd. May she rest in peace with God for all eternity. Thank you, Evelyn, for your faith, love and years of ministry in our church. God bless you with the everlasting life of heaven.
It is so good to be back home from the Marian Days and sleep in my own bed. It was fun. I got to visit many of my relatives and priest friends from many states. The highlight of my days was helping people with confessions and celebrating Holy Mass with our Bishop Kemme. He loves Marian Days. I am looking forward to this special event next year.
Liturgical Training/Meeting: I would like to meet with our current sacristans, ushers & greeters, Extra-ordinary Eucharistic ministers and our lectors in church on Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm, to go over our ministry duties and to answer any questions that anyone might have. It would be a great blessing to our church if we would have more volunteers to serve in these ministries, including our Hispanic and Asian parishioners. Please know that our church can use your help in these areas. I am here to help you to serve our Lord. It’s not hard if your heart is willing. Please be willing to serve our Lord today. On the same day at 6:20pm, I would like to meet with our current altar servers (Except those attending All Saints Catholic School) for a quick re-training lesson. Please come so that you may learn more and be more confident in what you are doing during Holy Mass. Some new changes are: how to process in and out correctly, how to use the three patens at the Holy Communion lines, how to ring the bells 4 times during Mass, etc.… Thank you for your ministries, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen