My Dear Parishioners,
God bless our country of America. Happy 4th to everyone. As citizens of this blessed nation, let us thank God for the freedom, the peace and the prosperity she is bestowing upon us all. America is our land full of opportunities for everyone to live in peace with each other, to live in freedom to worship God, to work for our own benefit, to protect the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death, etc.… May we love our country and continue making her beautiful before God and others. God bless America, our sweet home. In God We Trust! Please join me in thanking God for our country and to pray for all the people of our land on Thursday, July 4th at 8am, in our church. There will be no 5:30pm Mass that day.
Safety 1st: Please be safe in your travels for the holiday. Don’t forget to attend Holy Mass wherever you may be. There is always Holy Mass near your traveling areas if you really look into it or visit masstimes.org for Catholic churches near your travels. Sunday is the Lord’s day, the Holy Day of Obligation. In addition, please be extra cautious when you and your family, especially children, celebrate the 4th with fireworks. Fire can destroy homes and properties. It will also hurt or kill us. Please and please be careful with fire. Please be smart and never underestimate the danger of fire. Too many people have been so sorry for failing to be smart. True happiness does not come from worldly things or events but from the love and hearts of others and from the blessings of God. God bless you all.
Thank you: On behalf of our church family, I would like to thank countless volunteers from our parish as well as from the other parishes for helping with our Vietnamese food sale last weekend. Although it was hot and humid during those days, we had so much fun together. Bishop Kemme also came and supported us with his own money as well. He likes Vietnamese food, too. Thank you, Bishop, and everyone for your generosity, hard work and your love for our church’s family. All Saints is blessed because of you. I’ll let you know as soon as possible how much we made. PS. Everyone is invited to our annual parish picnic and open house on July 13th & 14th with great food & fun. Bishop will celebrate the 11am Mass on Sunday, July 14th. Smoked chicken & steaks will be served after all Masses, except the 8am Mass—with coffee & donuts. It’s time to celebrate together and to thank God and each other for your faithful stewardship of time, talent and treasure to our church and school. God bless, Fr. Hien