My Dear Parishioners,
Blessings from our Lord be with you all. God is good and we are blessed to have each other. Since I have been at All Saints, I have seen the many blessings to our church and school through the many good hands and hearts of our parishioners, visitors, and employees. This really makes me joyful and happy for our parish and I know that it does the same to you. Last fall, an anonymous family wanted to help All Saints, by replacing the current old, unreliable, original heating and air system of our church. We have had many problems with this antique system. There were many times we had no heating or air conditioning during Masses, not to mention the super loud bangs it makes when the blowers are out of balance. You also have heard me say in church, “I wish that we had a new heating and air system for our church.” Guest what, my wish is becoming a reality, thanks to this anonymous family who heard my prayer in church and responded generously for the love of God and us all, especially for the students of All Saints. Our students come to church every day to pray as a class, to practice cantoring and readings for Mass, and of course to attend Holy Mass. I always enjoy celebrating Holy Mass with them and seeing them in church praying. I love our faith-filled students and teachers.
This project to replace the heating and air conditioning system will begin Monday, March 7. Please join me in praying for favorable weather for the next few weeks. Most likely we will not have heat in church during this time, so please dress appropriately so you will not be so cold if the weather is freezing cold outside (I hope it isn't). All weekend Masses will be held in church, hot or cold, daily Masses will be held in the chapel; of course, we have heat in the chapel. Please enter the chapel from the chapel door only. Do not come to the main entrance/foyer area as the workers will need this space. We are hoping for warm weather, a smooth demolition and installation with no obstacles. Thank you for understanding, and please be patient during this time. I will surely keep you posted. Finally, Fridays during Lent, please abstain from all red meat. During Lent, please do your prayers, fasting and almsgiving for the love of God and for your salvation. 40 days of Lent can help you be faithful disciples of Jesus and that “good and faithful” steward of God. I love you all, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen