My Dear Parishioners,
Once again, go Chiefs! They are the world champions. They brought home with them the Super Bowl trophy to make us super happy. Chief’s fans like myself are so happy for our team for it has been 50 years to the Super Bowl. What a blessing for them to come back towards the end of the game and win the game fair and square. The Chiefs are the current champions with the best quarterback. Everyone loves his energy, skills, talents and youthfulness. PS. Anyone who has not been a Chief’s fan yet, now is your time to join the Chief’s Kingdom with Fr. Hien! :-) ha ha
Happy Valentine’s to everyone. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. May your love for one another be true and real like that of God’s love for us all. True love will never fail regardless of what is being thrown at us. Let all of us love God unconditionally so that our love for God will be shown in words and actions to others.
This year’s Ash Wednesday is February 26th with Holy Masses at 8am and 12 noon in English and at 6:30pm, half in English and half in Vietnamese. Please join us for worship to God and to receive ashes as a reminder that we are all dust and unto dust we shall return; however, the Lord will raise us both body and soul to eternal life in heaven. There will be no Gloria at Mass during Lent until Easter Vigil on April 11th.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence—that is, do not eat meat. In fasting, a person eats one full meal, and two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. Fridays during Lent, we will hold Stations of the Cross at 5pm in English, to be led by our Altar Society and Knights of Columbus. At 5:30pm the Vietnamese prayer group will lead the Stations in Vietnamese. We will have booklets for everyone to follow in English or in Vietnamese.
Finally, I would like to invite our Parish Council and Finance Committee members for a dinner and meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm in my house. A special time for us to pray, to enjoy a meal, and to play some pool, ping-pong, and of course, hold a short business meeting too. Please RSVP to Barb at the church office. Love you all, Fr. Hien
PS. Our Knights are holding their breakfast this Sunday after 8am and 9:30am Mass,
and also, a soup super next Saturday after the 4pm Mass, please support them.
Father Hien Nguyen