My Dear Parishioners, are you ready to send your kids and grandkids back to school? Yes, it’s coming in a few weeks. So, parents, if you haven't done so, please register your kids for the new school year. Please be sure to pay all your last year's school dues, whether it was latchkey, lunch or registration fees. All fees must be paid for last school year, 2022-23. The above school fees are not part of your stewardship tithing. Of course you are also required to pledge and tithe to All Saints based on your family’s income, and to keep up with your tithe, unless you choose to pay tuition of $5,000 per child. Please know that our finance committee and I expect you to be faithful stewards with your time, talent and treasure. It costs the parish $5,000 to educate one child at All Saints and $8,000 for high school every year. Catholic education is not free. It’s a privilege for those who support it by attending Holy Mass and contributing their talents and finances.
This school year, it will cost the parish an additional $620-$723 thousand dollars for the new heating and air conditioning system for the entire school. The work was started in June, and it might take up to one year to fully complete due to the new Westar electrical service for the school building. There will be 27 HVAC units, one per classroom so that they will be heated for the upcoming winter for our kids and teachers. Please know that we love our students, teachers and staff. They mean everything to us here at All Saints and we are doing all that we can to keep them safe, healthy and warm in the winter. Please parents, grandparents, relatives of our children, benefactors of our church and school, alumni of All Saints, and all good-hearted people, please help us with your finances so that we can pay for this very important project for the good of so many children today and many years to come. Every dollar is needed and appreciated.
You and I are here for our Catholic faith and for the good of one another, especially our kids. Thank you to so many parishioners for your tithe and generosity to our church and school, and your love, prayers, and financial support, especially our Knights of Columbus with $12,500 given to our school. Thank you and I love you all, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen