My Dear Parishioners,
June is here and the summer season has started. Our children are out of school to be with their families and friends and to enjoy their summer activities. Although school is out, our faith and love for God will never go out. Please always keep your family close to God by attending Holy Masses wherever you are this summer. For Mass times near your traveling area, visit Masstimes.org.
Congratulations: Again, let us give thanks to God and congratulate Fr. Seigman on his ordination to the priesthood. If you are around, please join us for his Holy Mass at All Saints on Sunday, June 2nd at 8am. This means that I will get to sleep in on Sunday morning, just kidding. Father will hear confessions prior to his Mass.
Thank You: To so many parishioners who helped Fr. Seigman celebrate his first Holy Mass—beautifully--and our reception for him last Sunday. There were so many people, especially priests and seminarians. I had so much fun. We had plenty of food for everyone. A special thanks to all those who helped with the meal, what you did tells what kind of love and service we have here at All Saints. We love each other and we also love to celebrate with each other. Thank you for your ministry!
Upcoming Events: Summer school will start this Monday, June 3rd to July 26th; Summer Vacation Bible school will start July 8th to 12th; Vietnamese parishioners will hold their summer food sales as fund raising for our parish on June 21-23; Parish picnic and open house of the new priest’s residence on the weekend of July 13 & 14. Everyone is invited to our July 13th Saturday 4pm Mass, followed by an open house of the priest’s residence until 6:30pm. On Sunday, July 14th open house will be after 8am Mass until 1:30pm. Coffee and donuts will be served after 8am Mass. The 11am Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Carl Kemme, followed by his blessing of the new house and lunch with us. Everyone is invited to join us both days. The parish will provide the main dish (we’ll have to butcher a fattened calf), you are welcome to bring your favorite food to share with everyone.
Love you all, Fr. Hien--PS. Whoever has been praying for rain, please STOP. Just kidding (:
Building Fund: From everyone in our church family, we want to thank the many individuals and families, parishioners and non-parishioners, who have contributed generously to our building fund. Up to date, we are blessed with $179,111.