My Dear Parishioners,
Are you ready for the Spring season? Please remember to set your clocks forward this Saturday night so that you will be ready for Holy Mass on time on Sunday, March 14th. Spring is here and it’s time for many of us who love to be outside to clean our yards, to prepare our gardens and even to take care/to do maintenance on our homes/sheds/mowers, etc... I love Springtime because bugs are not yet here and of course it is not humid or hot either. Please enjoy your God-given life each day with Him and with each other. Yes, being outside can connect you with God our Lord and creator of heaven and earth.
The best place to be in life is to be with God in church to give thanks, praise, and worship to God with one another. Please make every effort to attend Holy Mass, because the Eucharist is the taste of heaven. It is Jesus, God, that we receive. Love Him for He loves us. If you cannot love Holy Mass, the Holy Eucharist, then you are lacking so much within you. Remember, that your soul thirsts for Jesus only.
As Catholics, we are Eucharistic people who receive Jesus regularly at Holy Mass. We must learn to love Holy Mass, to be with Jesus in silence outside of Mass times, as well as to visit Jesus in Holy Adoration. I hope that we can start adoration soon. We are waiting for Bishop to relax the pandemic restrictions. It seems that the pandemic is dying down. For the meantime during Lent, please try to pray the Stations of the Cross either at home or in church or in our chapel.
Besides being in church, one of my favorite places to be with God is outside. I can see so much of God’s work in His creation and His life-giving source to all living plants, animals, and human beings. I personally do not like to read books or to spend too much time with electronics. Mainly because I can’t learn too much from them. My happiness and my source of life come from God and not from people’s personal ideas, beliefs, and doctrines that are not of God. I have seen too many smart people who ended up unhappy with themselves and others. It seems that they are lost without much meaning in life, and lonely in isolation. Of course, not all book readers and movie lovers are this way for many have become saints; however, all of them centered their readings, writings, and beliefs on God and not on anyone else, including him/herself. Pride is a serious/deadly sin, versus being humble before God, which is a blessing to one’s soul. Be like a child before God, and you will always be in good hands. Believe only in God and trust only the teaching of the church.
I choose to live simply and happily everyday for God has been so good to me, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen