My Dear Parishioners,
I hope you had a great 4th of July celebration with your family and friends. Again, may we all know how blessed we are living in America and having one another by our side. God is good and let us be good to God and to one another with our love and kindness each day.
As good Catholics, we are to put God above all things. Of course, we are to register in a parish and live our stewardship way of life with our time, talent, and treasure to God in our parish. Not that God needs us or any of the things we have, but it’s for our sake that we must show God that we love Him above all things and always trust in Him. We are also to show God daily that we care for our souls and the salvation of others. For this reason, being faithful stewards is very important by attending Holy Mass to fulfill our obligation before God, and by sharing our skills and talents with others as well as our finances to educate our children in the Catholic faith with a Catholic education. Can you believe that in about 3 weeks our teachers will return to school to get their classrooms and lessons ready for the new school year? We are blessed with dedicated teachers, parish staff, and many faithful parishioners supporting Catholic education with their stewardship. God bless them and God bless our church family. Please enjoy your summertime with one another. Don’t waste your time and life by doing nothing. Many people in this life have not done many good deeds or put their Christian faith into practice; let none of us ever make this mistake. Live well, live happy, live joyfully, live with God and with each other.
PS. Please join me in extending our love, prayers, and sympathy to the Hotze family, especially to Fr. John. Joseph A. Hotze, 64, passed to eternal life on Wednesday, June 29. His rosary was held on Tuesday and funeral Mass was on Wednesday, July 6th in our Church. The Hotze family has been a long-time parishioner of our parish. May Joe and all those who loved our Lord be with Him for eternal life. With much love and prayers, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen