My Dear Parishioners,
Happy the Epiphany of the Lord! Our loving God has revealed Himself to us in the person of Jesus to bring us His heavenly peace, love, joy, happiness and everlasting life. Let us love God every moment of our life. May we live to share His heavenly love with one another, especially with those who have not believed Jesus in the Holy Sacraments. In this new year of 2019, please make every effort to receive the Holy Sacraments, especially the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Jesus so loves us that He is always ready to bless us and to lift us up to the joyful and happy life. Please make your New Year resolution to pray daily and to attend Holy Mass more often, especially daily Mass or to visit Jesus in adoration. The more we love God, the closer we are to Him.
Next weekend, we will celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Those who were baptized in Christ have become one with Him; we are His holy temples; may we fulfill our baptismal promises by rejecting sin and death and always loving God and one another. The Christmas season will end after the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. Beginning Monday, January 14th, liturgically we will begin the First Week in Ordinary Time.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers, Christmas cards, gifts and your best wishes. Many of you also shared your cards and goodies with our parish staff. Thank you! We greatly appreciated and enjoyed it all. Thanks, Fr. Hien
Building Fund: From everyone in our church family, we want to thank many individuals and families, parishioners and non-parishioners, who have contributed generously to our building fund. Up to date, we are blessed with $122,982. Every registered parishioner/family was asked for a suggested amount and if you have not contributed yet, please know that we are still waiting for your gift to our parish so that we can reach our goal of $170,000. We are grateful to you and the following donors: Donald Aguilar, Gerald & Joan Aistrup, Robin & Rita Anderson, Ron & Terry Ast, Christina Bais, Vanessa Banh, Vergil & Victoria Barb, Richard & Tena Barber, Stephen & Cynthia Belisle, Marguerite Birzer, Galen & Marigene Bloomer, Lee & Rebecca Bone, Perry Borth, Ellen Brown, Sang & Tran Bui, Liem Bui / Huan Phan, Brian & Allison Campbell, Joy Cash, Ferinando & Carmela Cavallaro, Florence Conner, Tony Dang & Thy Ninh, Flor De Vega, Alonso & Trang DeVega, Thich Dinh & Tien Nguyen, Chau Do & Phuong Le, Lien Do, Van & Nancy Do, Bao Do, Lieu Do, Calvin & Kerry Dodson, Roderick & Janet Duke, Timothy Eckberg, Gary & Mary Faragher, Jean Farmer, Robert & Laura Foster, Robert & Karen Gammon, James Graf, Don & Marilyn Grommesh, Marilyn Gupton, Chris & Cathy Hesse, JB & Phyllis Hickerson, Vanson & Dung Hoang, Robert & Carol Holzman, Max & Sharon Huffman, Nhuy Huynh, Paul & Linda Jabara, Michael & Mary Jenkins, Dorothy Kennedy, Mai Kieu, Steve & Catherine Klinkhammer, Dennis & Joyce Kraus, Toshie Lindlar, James & Kathy Mai, Richard & Carol Malashchuk, Jackie & Darlene Menefee, Jose & Sara Mosqueda, Michael & Sheila Nally, Vu & Vickie Ngo, Bach & Van Nguyen, Lee Thuy Nguyen, Paul Nguyen & Hoa Dang, Son & Thu Nguyen, Nam Nguyen, Thanh Nguyen & Mai T, Victoria Nguyen, Jesse & Kathy Nguyen, Frances & Mary Nguyen, Duc & Teresa Nguyen, Lillie Nguyen, Luan & Lan Nguyen, Dai & Mai Nguyen, Tan Nguyen & Ha Tran, Triky Ninh, Joseph Orozco, Tim & Mary Palmer, Jim & Sara Peters, Dan Pham, Dat Pham & An-Thu, Steve & Sandra Pham, Cuong & Thuy, Boa & Loan Phan, Judith Picard, Rick & Genelle Powell, John Ramirez, Joe & Anne Randolph, Jon & Jane Rea, Walter & Mary Rempe, Tim & Judy Ridder, Richard Ridder, Patricia Rinearson, Paul & Isabel Rivera, Julius & Mary Jane Rohr, Mark Rossillon, Brandon & Diane Ripe, Kenneth & Deborah Sauer, Magdelena Sauerwein, Juliana Schmitt, Anne Schock, Stuart & Susie Scott, Loretta Shark, Alan & Julie Siegman, Victoria Simmons, Elaine Smith, Jim & Jane Spiess, John & Vivian Springbob, Thomas & Heather Stewart, Owen & Lori Strawn, Tiffany Tajchman, Michael Tran & Nhung Dao, Paul & Cecelia Vanderbeke, Joe & Julie Vasquez, Vietnamese Pastoral Council, Vietnamese Food Sales, Vietnamese Prayer Group, David & Cindy Vondracek, Luu Vu, Thuy Vu, Nga Vu, Cindy Vu, Elisa Vu, Thanh Vu & Dieuhien Nguyen, Thao & Nga Vu, Tu Ngoc Vu & Oanh Thi Nguyen, Larry & Phyllis Walker, John Walsh, Carol Warren, Robert & Catalina Weber, Abraham Weiner, Michael Yocum, Leonard & Marg Zarchan, Marshal Ziegler, Charles Steven, Sarah Ball, Huong & Thong Bui, William & Susan Goheen, Joseph & Bill Hotze, Donald & Laura Knipp, Melvin & Laura Leiker, Robert & Rebecca Lies, Richard & Cathy Ludwick, Rory & Teresa McCandless, Rex & Sheryl McKnight, Doris Rohr, Greg & Charlene Versch, Delores Williams & 10 anonymous donors.
Father Hien Nguyen