My Dear Parishioners,
Blessings from our God be with you all, especially to those who observed the Solemnity of the Assumption of our Mother Mary to heaven on August 15th. Mary is very important to every person on earth. She is our Blessed Mother who loves us unconditionally. She will always pray for every person until we are in heaven with God. Mary will never reject anyone who asks for her help/intercession. As a church family, we will always pray to Mary for one another, especially those who have passed to eternal life like Evelyn Palmer, Matthew Klangos and Andrew Mazurek. Both Matthew and Andy passed away at a young age. Our sympathy and prayers are extended to their families and friends. May they rest in peace with God and with all the angels and saints. God bless them all.
Thank you everyone for joining our children, teachers and staff for their back-to-school party last Sunday. The turnout was great, and the food was plentiful. Thank you to my brother Knights for cooking the hamburgers and hot dogs. I would like to ask our church family to continue supporting and praying for our children, their teachers and our church and school staff. I am excited to be with our children, teachers, staff and to meet so many members of our church and school family. Later, I will share with you the names of our students, teachers and staff so that we can pray for them by name. Please join our children for Holy Mass on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8am. Occasionally we will have adoration together after Mass. My goal is to help our children love Jesus today with all their hearts, minds and souls. To help our children know, love and serve Jesus, especially at Holy Mass, I am working with our school teachers to form a children’s choir. These children, 5th grade to 8th grade, will sing at our Sunday Holy Masses, hopefully twice a month. In addition, I am also looking for adult volunteers to form an All Saints High School Youth Mass. The high schoolers would serve as altar servers, lectors, ushers, greeters and even Extra-ordinary ministers (once they are trained and certified). I am also hoping to have a youth choir lead singing twice a month. Please pray for our children and the good-hearted parishioners who will be helping our children in their faith and love for their Catholic faith.
Liturgical Training/Meeting: I would like to meet with our current sacristans, ushers & greeters, Extra-ordinary Eucharistic ministers and lectors in church on Wed., August 29th, at 7pm, to go over our ministry duties and to answer questions that anyone might have. We would love to have more volunteers serve in these ministries, including our Hispanic and Asian parishioners. Please know that our church can use your help today. I am here to help you serve our Lord. It’s not hard if your heart is willing. Please be willing to serve our Lord. 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. There are new changes such as how to process in and out correctly, how to use the patens at the Holy Communion lines, how to ring the bells 4 times during Mass, etc.….
Love you all, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen