My Dear Parishioners,
Are you ready for Spring? Yes, the season of Spring is here. The good weather is here too. May we always trust in God and try our best every day to love one another as He taught us. Let us remember the blessings and love God has bestowed upon us, our families, and our country. So sad for Ukraine and its people. They are living in fear, in danger and facing death. Please keep praying the Hail Mary to end the war there and to stop the killing of innocent people throughout the world.
Lent: Please remember not to eat red meat on Fridays during Lent. Stations of the Cross booklets are available in the back of the church for anyone to use at any day and time. If you would like, you can join our school children as they pray the Stations every Friday at 2:30pm in church. Confessions are heard before every weekend Mass. Parish penance service will be Sunday, April 10th at 4pm, in church with guest priests.
DMI (Disciple Maker Index): The DMI survey will be launched diocesan wide on April 1st. All Catholics, 18 and older, are asked by our Bishop to take this survey about his/her Catholic way of life in their parish. It’s an anonymous online survey that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. This data will be combined with other parishes in the diocese, to be presented to the conference of bishops in America. Of course, I will get to see this information to help me as the pastor. More details will be coming.
Heating & Air: The electrical for the old system was disconnected to remove the asbestos pipes and the blower system. It really took a long time to carefully and safely cut the old system into pieces due to its super-size, wall to wall, full of pipes. What is next is to update the electrical panels and the old electrical transformer. This is a major and expensive work. I was told that the electrical transformer has been long overdue for decades. We will need to add a new gas line for the heating.
I hope you enjoyed your kids and grandkids as they were on their spring break this past week. They are precious to us. I love you all, Fr. Hien
Chaplain: Our parishioner, Vanessa Banh, a former chaplain for Via Christi, would like to volunteer her time for spiritual and emotional support. If you would like support such as prayers, words of encouragement, a compassionate listener, please contact her at 250-9147 Mon—Thurs, 1-5 p.m. Chị Vanessa Banh, là cựu Tuyên úy cho các bệnh viện. Chị tự nguyện, miễn phí, để giúp những ai cần lời cầu nguyện, lời động viên, hoạc một người để lắng nghe, bạn có thể liên lạc Chị với số phone trên. Xin hãy nhớ cầu nguyện cho sự hoán cải của trái tim, hòa bình thế giới và tất cả các linh hồn trong luyện ngục.
Father Hien Nguyen