My Dear Parishioners,
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Please give thanks to God for each other every day, including your deceased loved ones. Every one of them belongs to you on earth as it will be in heaven, just like every part of your body belongs to you. Please be sure to see Jesus in your loved ones, so that you may enjoy them over Thanksgiving with many wonderful and tasty meals. I will surely enjoy my Thanksgiving because I am blessed to be at All Saints. Again, everyone is invited to our Vietnamese Mass at 5:30pm on Wednesday, November 24th to celebrate the Vietnamese Martyrs, and the Thanksgiving potluck after Mass. Bring a dish to share if you can.
This weekend is the Last Sunday in Ordinary Time. We will celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Please know that Jesus, who is God, loves everything He created, especially all of us, human beings, born and to-be-born alike. We must love Him and want Him to be our Lord and Savior. We must allow Him to rule over our bodies, minds, and souls. Jesus is King for He alone conquered the power of evil--sin and eternal death. He destroyed death and restored life in you and in me so that we may live today with Him and for Him alone. His resurrection is evident to the world. For this reason, Catholics throughout the world are obligated to attend Holy Mass every Sunday to celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection, and His ascension to the Father. Of course, we are also to give thanks to God for He created us, and blessed us with all things in the world, especially each other. God also has prepared a place for all of us in heaven to enjoy the perfect life of heaven with Him. So today, please don’t live to eat and to drink, and to get drunk, but live each day with each other and for the salvation of one another as Jesus did for all of us. Yes, in this life, we all must eat to live but we don’t live to eat. We live for God alone. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YEA ALL, FR. HIEN
Father Hien Nguyen