My Dear Parishioners,
God bless you all and may you know how much God truly loves you--eternally. Yes, God loves us eternally, no matter how holy we are or what wrong we have done, He is always ready to heal us and to forgive us, God is always by our side. Of course, if we are good and holy, our souls are full of joy and peace for we have received many blessings from our Lord. Yes, it’s true that our souls thirst for God only, versus our human bodies, that want about everything on this earth; earthly things like food, money, praise from others, and sometimes being a couch potato. Please know that every human being, born or to be born, is made in the image and likeness of God. We are to be holy and wonderful before God and one another. We are to live each moment of our life as wonderfully as we can so that we can help each other to love our lives and to thank God for our lives, and most importantly, to become saints. Sadly, there are so many depressed people in the world, especially in America. Not because we don't have enough food to eat or we don't have the love of others, but because we have not put God first in our hearts, minds, and souls. Many people are very distant from their loved ones, including their children, or parents, siblings, etc... Why? Why can't we live to love one another and respect one another?
As a priest and pastor, I wish the best for everyone each day, that is, to live each day and each moment yearning for God and longing to be with one another. Yes, we all can have and live a good life full of joy, peace and happiness today. God is willing and He is always ready to give it to you. Thank you to all those who have been great role models for others by attending Holy Mass and always putting a smile on for the love of your life and others. God bless you always with His love and life within you all. Please enjoy the last few days of summertime with your loved ones before many of them will be heading out for a new academic year. Love you all, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen