My Dear Parishioners,
How are you doing? I am doing well, except I cough occasionally. I have had allergy and congestion problems forever. Since it doesn’t bother me that much, I don’t usually take medication for it. I am ok living with it. I hope you are well.
Vietnamese New Year: In the foyer of the church, you can see that I have a beautiful statue and shrine of Mary, to be sold at the Vietnamese New Year’s celebration, on Tuesday, February 1st. The money raised will be donated to the church to help pay for the recent fixing of the roof of our church. If you wish to help pay for the repair of our roofs, please be sure to write in the memo line of your check - “church roof.” Also, you are invited to join us for the Vietnamese Holy Mass at 5:30pm, on Tuesday, February 1st, the new day of the Zodiac calendar, the year of the tiger. After Mass, we will have a dragon dance and give out lucky money in a red envelope. We also will have a reception and entertainment in the Fischer Center.
This Thursday is the feast day of St. Blaise, bishop, and martyr. He is known for the healing of throats with disease. So, if you are interested, please attend this special Mass on Thursday, February 3rd at 8am or one of the weekend Masses on February 5th and 6th, we will pray over you with a blessed candle through the intercession of St. Blaise. Sadly, Covid 19 is still going strong and harming a lot of people. Please be safe, rest a lot, stay healthy and pray for those who are victims of this deadly virus. Saints of God, pray for us all---Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen