My Dear Parishioners,
Blessings from our Lord be with you all. Let us thank God for the cooler weather with lots of moisture this week. I am sure the vegetables in my garden are very happy too. Thank God for the favorable weather and all that He has bestowed upon us, our families and our church’s family too! Thank you, Jesus.
Are you ready for August? Normally, August is a busy month for everyone to get ready for a new school year. However, this August of 2020 is a headache for everyone, especially the school system due to the pandemic. As of now, the new school year will start a few weeks late. Please understand that starting school late is better than never. Therefore, let us pray that the virus will slow down, and less people will get sick from it beginning today. This means that everyone needs to be smart by practicing social distancing and washing their hands often. Only we can slow down the spread of the virus by being smart. Do you know that I have not been to a box store since May? It is because I want to be safe for myself (I hate being sick), for my family, especially my elderly parents, and of course for you as my parishioners—old and young. So, please join me in being patient during this pandemic time and pray the Holy Rosary like Bishop Kemme suggested throughout August for the end of the pandemic, locally and worldwide. Bishop and I believe that with the help of Mother Mary, God will free us from this crisis. Please join me in praying a Hail Mary at every Mass throughout this month for this special intention.
Holy Mary, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen