My Dear Parishioners,
First of all, I would like THANK everyone for keeping the Lord’s Day holy every weekend by attending Holy Mass with your family even when the weather is miserable. You have come to realize that God is the center of your lives and that your good deeds, especially your prayers and worship from your heart, mind and soul, are most pleasing to Him. God bless you all! Thank you also for attending the Holy Day of Obligation, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother. Please know Mary will always love you and she would love to see all of us in heaven with her, with Jesus and with all the angels and saints. Thank God for the Blessed Mother Mary who loves us so dearly.
Secondly, let us thank our All Saints’ children choir for their spiritual ministry of singing and praising God at Holy Mass last weekend. Our children really love Jesus and would like to invite everyone to their Christmas program this Friday, December 14th at 7pm in Church. In addition, our children will sing Christmas carols in Church for everyone prior to our 6pm Christmas Eve Mass on Monday, December 24th. Let us celebrate this Christmas full of love, joy and happiness from God and from one another.
Sympathy: Our love and prayers are extended to the families of Bernice Jones and Vi McCafferty who recently passed away and were laid to eternal rest in Christ. May God bless their families and friends during this sad and difficult time. May all the faithful departed rest in peace in the kingdom of God among all the angels and saints.
Parish Penance Service with Guest Priests: This Sunday from 4pm-5pm, Father Doug Campbell, Father Dwight Birket who can speak Spanish, Father Eric Weldon who also can speak Spanish, and myself will be available for your confessions. Their names will be posted so that you will know where they are hearing confessions. You can confess face-to-face with the priest or behind the screen for privacy. Come and go as you please, and please pray your Act of Contrition before entering for your confession so that those who are waiting in line don’t have to stand and wait too long. Please remember - your sins only and not those of someone else. A humble & contrite heart is what is most pleasing to God in confession.
Can You Help? The parish must pay Kapaun Mount Carmel & Bishop Carrol high schools and the diocese the subsidy for the high schools of $330,500 by May 2019. Christmas is coming; if you can, would you consider gifting/helping our parish with some of these bills or toward the building fund to pay for the recently finished and the current projects. Thank you for your generosity!
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. We love you Jesus, our Lord and God--- Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen