My Dear Parishioners,
How are you doing during this pandemic crisis? Please do not let fear get the best of you. Always trust in our Lord Jesus. He is always with you and He can do all things for you. He loves you unconditionally in your good times and in bad, in your sickness and in health, etc.… You have nothing to lose for you have Jesus within you, all the time.
Please join me in extending our prayers for the repose of the soul of Magdalena Sauerwein who recently passed to eternal life. We prayed for her in our church at her funeral Mass and at our last weekend masses too. We thank God for her and her family who were a big part of our parish. May she rest in peace eternally with our risen Lord Jesus. Our sympathy to her big family and many friends.
It was so good to see many people at Holy Masses this past week. Again, attending Holy Mass is not obligated during this dangerous time. However, we are always to love God with all our hearts, minds and souls. We are to live joyfully, happily and saintly every day.
When you come to Holy Mass, please feel free to sit yourself in the unblocked pews. You can sit as a family and come up together as a family to receive Holy Communion in one line. However, you are to be 6 feet away from those who are not in your household for social distancing. Holy Communion lines are about 6 feet apart around the altar area with signs that say “Holy Communion Here” next to a basket. You are welcome to place your donations in the baskets. Don’t forget to put your hands out to receive Holy Communion. We do have hand sanitizer by the doors, feel free to use some or bring your own to be used in church. You are also welcome to sanitize your seating area if you wish. You need to bring your own wipes. Please keep all chemicals out of children's reach. We will do our best to sanitize but there is no way that we can sanitize every spot of every handrail, kneeler, pew, door, etc.…after every person. Also, self-service for our church’s bulletins and free face masks are available in the foyer.
I personally want to send my blessings to all mothers, especially those who did not make it to our Holy Masses last weekend. Please know that we are blessed to have you in our lives. We know that God loves us because of your precious gift of life to us all. Please continue loving us today as the day we were born.
Thank you for your true love, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen