My Dear Parishioners,
Are you ready to join your children and grandchildren for their Sacrament of Confirmation? Bishop Kemme will celebrate the Holy Sacrament on Saturday, March 7th at 4pm in our church. It will be a special blessing for our church family and for all our Confirmation children. I was told that it has been a long time for such an important event to be held in our church. Last year, I attended the Confirmation Mass at the Cathedral. Immediately, I said to myself that we will have our Confirmation in our own church. Our church is our spiritual home and it’s as big as the Cathedral. Also, we have plenty of parking lot space for everyone. I also don’t care to see people attending this important Mass in the hallway or a foyer because the church is too full. Everyone should be in church with God and to be with each other, singing and praising God. I can’t wait to see our children being blessed and empowered by God with His heavenly blessings.
Saturday, March 7th at 9am, all Confirmandi are required to attend the retreat led by Fr. Curtis Hecker in the Fischer Center. At 11:20am in church, we will have adoration, confessions with guest priests, followed by the rehearsal in church. Parents and sponsors are welcome to join us for adoration and confessions and the rehearsal. Please keep our beloved children in your daily prayer this week as they are preparing their bodies, minds and souls for the coming of the Holy Spirit onto them.
EIGHTH GRADE: Xitlalli Aguilar-Maldonado, Brandon Chandler, Julien Dickerson, Vy Do, Arianna Guzman, Luis Hernan-dez Herrera, Colton Hill, April Huynh, Lucas Jones, Isabel Landwehr, Emily Le, Annie Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Joshua Sanchez, Madalyn Spaulding, Kevine Tchoukedjoup, Dylann Thompson, James Tran, and Kara Whitaker.
FRESHMEN: Alana Aguilar, Vanessa Goheen, Evelyn Hay, Alyssa Hengel, Ricardo Hernandez-Herrera, Lexi Hoang, Areli Jimenez, Nicholas Kucera, Paul Lies, Emily Leithoff, Riley Logan, Kamilah Martinez-Vargas, Link Moore, Alex Nguyen, Kevin Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Teresa Nguyen, Tom Nguyen, Nathan Pham, Sydney Pham, Chris Ramos, Jordan Rangel and Brit-ton Zavala.
Sophomores: Chelsea Callejas, Sasha Cash, Jennifer Dao, Tina Dao, Travis Do, Hunter Huddleston, Laura Le, Minh Le, Michael Ludlam, Ashley Murguia, Kevin Nguyen, Jason Nguyen, Sydnie Nguyen, Tony Nguyen, Tuan Nguyen, Aaron Pham, Diana Pham, Peter Phung, Athena Schauner, Logan Spachek, Blaise Stewart, Katherine Sullivan, Jude Tran, Tiffany Tran and Minh Vu.
All students are to be in Fischer Center-West at 3:15pm then our confirmandi will go to the foyer of our church at 3:45pm for a special group picture with our bishop. Confirmation Holy Mass will start at 4pm with the music being provided by the Vietnamese choir of our parish. Our All Saints’ Catholic school children will proclaim the word of God, bring up the gifts, etc.… Immediately after Mass, each student will take an individual picture with the bishop by the altar area. Please be respectful in church by NOT talking or carrying on a conversation in church. Everyone is invited to the reception in the Fischer Center after Mass.
A special thanks to our confirmation facilitators & teachers: Sandy Nettleton, Carissa Cash, Jean Gengler, Susan Goheen, Marilyn Grommesh, Mary Hengel, Lien Kucera, Jenny Logan, Jami Moore, Linda Rangel, Anne Schock and Kim Spachek. They have spent so much time to be with our children and to help them on their journey. Thank you for being God’s faithful stewards of your time and talents.
God bless you and all of us, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen