My Dear Parishioners,
Glory and praise to God our heavenly Father who blessed us with each other. May we love God with all our hearts and always love each other. Each day we are to give thanks to God for our lives and one another. The joy of having a newly ordained priest from our parish, Fr. Matt Seigman, is still going in my heart. I love it and I am sure you do too. Please know that I have told Fr. Seigman that he is always welcome to celebrate Holy Sacraments in our parish and we would love to have him any day and any time. He will be serving at Blessed Sacrament parish. God bless him and his ministry there. You can always remind him that there’s “no place like home at All Saints.” Father will be at All Saints to celebrate Holy Masses for us on Sunday June 16th at 9:30am and 11am.
God has blessed our parish with many vocations to the priesthood and religious life. God is good, and so let us continue praying for all priests and more vocations to the priesthood and religious life to serve God and for the salvation of our souls. Our diocese has been blessed with many religious vocations of both men and women. Thanks be to God! On Monday, June 3rd, I attended the annual seminarian golf and dinner with our bishop, priests, sisters and many Metro Serrans. I always look forward to it every year for they have good steaks with great support for our seminarians. I got to sit with three seminarians at my dinner table. They learned that I have attended this event for nine years straight as a seminarian and almost every year as a priest. Unfortunately, I learned that our seminarian Matthew Nguyen had decided to take a break from the formation. BTW, Matthew and I are not related. Nguyen is like Smith in America, the most common last name for Vietnamese people. I hope that Matthew will return to the formation program.
Parish Office Hours: Please notice that during summer months, the parish office is open only from 9am to 3pm every day. Usually only one or two staff is working per day.
Summer Activities: 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
P.S. Father’s Day will be Sunday, June 16th, with special blessings upon all dads during Mass.
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 $180,011.00.
Father Hien Nguyen