My Dear Parishioners,
How are you doing? First, I would like to thank everyone for attending our Ash Wednesday Masses. You really revealed your love and faith in God. So many people attended our three Masses, especially the 6:30pm. It was like a Christmas Eve Mass. You made my day and you surely made our Lord so happy with you. You and I are here to love God, to worship God and to serve God. Did you know that since I have been here, we have been blessed with about a hundred new families, plus 57 new students in our All Saints Catholic school this year? It’s all because we and our children are putting God first in the Holy Mass—the Eucharist. We want to become one with Jesus and to imitate His eternal love for all people. We also want our children to continue learning and growing in our Catholic faith. May God bless you all and keep us all close to Him and to each other.
Secondly, if you are reading this message before this weekend, please join me in celebrating the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation for over 70 of our children, this Saturday, March 7th at 4pm with our Bishop Carl Kemme. These candidates are God’s gift to us and our church’s family. We are so proud of them for they too are putting God first in their lives. They have been learning about the Holy Sacraments and living out their Catholic faith, especially at Holy Mass as lectors, ushers, greeters, gift bearers, etc.… May they continue growing in their Catholic faith to be fully alive as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.” We also thank our All Saints Catholic school children for helping with the Confirmation Mass as lectors, altar servers, gift bearers, etc.…
Finally, please don’t forget to join us for Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 5pm in English and 5:30pm in Vietnamese. Fridays during Lent: No meat please.
Come Holy Spirit come, fill the hearts of my parishioners with your heavenly love for you and for others, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen