Happy New Year Everyone,
What is your New Year’s resolution? First, would you consider loving yourself, who you are the way God made you? Please don’t compare yourself with others, whether it’s your physical, mental, social skill or talents. Rather, please love who you are the way God made you so that you can be the best person you can be each day. A person full of love for God and oneself and others. A person who is responsible for every action you take. A person who would make the best out of each day you live. A person who is happy and grateful to God and to others, etc.… Second, would you consider praying daily for the salvation of your loved ones? Do you know that your one Hail Mary daily for each person in your family will go a long way towards eternal life? I believe so. Thank you everyone for attending the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God on January 1st. I am very proud of you all. My hope and prayer is that every one of us will be blessed by God with eternal life. My goal for this year is to help everyone have greater love for their Catholic faith, especially our Vietnamese parishioners, now that they can attend Holy Mass in their own language. Our Vietnamese parishioners and I are so happy that we have a Mass in Vietnamese to help them grow in their Catholic faith and to pray and to worship God in their own language. Thank you, God, and thank you to my parish leaders and parishioners. God bless your kindness and your love for others.
Thank you to all those who helped me and our parish with our Christmas decorations and displays outside and inside of our church. Yes, we did well, and it is beautiful.
Thank you to all those who have returned their stewardship forms to our church. If you have not, I guess it’s better late than never, right? A special thanks to families that filled out the direct deposit method.
Finally, please join me in praying for our beloved All Saints students. 4th Grade: Mr. Sean McKinney: Mary Bui, Tin Bui, Michael DeVega, Juan Galarza, Ava Jones, Alyssa Lawrence, Olivia LeDonne, Cecilia Meier, Audreey Nguyen, Quan Nguyen, Lebron Oduor, Savannah Pham, Josef Rumback, Nathan Salcedo, Giovhany Sanchez, Lucas Stewart, Mateo Vargas and Wess Whitaker. 5th Grade: Mrs. Jessica Rose: Zoey Buckner-Franklin, Jayden Dao, Danh Hoang, Megan Huynh, Lawrence Landwehr, Adrian Luna, Max Maldonado, Moses Miranda, Jonan Moore, Abraham Moreno-Avila, Angelina Nguyen, Joshua Nguyen, Christine Nkouga, Giselle Perez, Jordan Pham, Kenney Pham, AnnMarie Phillips, Anne Tran and Eileena Wheaton. 6th Grade: Mrs. Mary Carol Greene: Jayda Delarue, Alexander Dickerson, Thanh Do, Daniella Estrada, Milagros Galarza, Elaine Hesse, Andrew Kucera, Diana Mendez, Fatima Moreno, Isaac Mosqueda, Mia Murguia, Sophia Mweberi, Brandon Nguyen, Catherine Nguyen, Lac Nguyen, Thinh Nguyen, Thao Pham, Tjaden Pham, Avery Rangel, Anne Rayappa, Benjamin Salcedo and Leann Tran.
May God bless our children so that they will continue to grow in wisdom and in love, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen