My Dear Parishioners,
Welcome to the month of May, the most special month dedicated to our Blessed Mother Mary. May she always watch over us and our families everyday until we are in heaven with God for eternity. To give our love and honor to our Blessed Mother, our All Saints children will present flowers and a May crowning to Mary at our 8am school Holy Mass on Wednesday, May 1st. Please come and join us and pray with us. After Mass, our children will pray the Holy Rosary for us all. Please remember that no one can come to the Father without coming to Jesus and no one can come to Jesus without coming to His beloved Mother Mary either. This makes Mary very important to all of us sinners---“pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.” Finally, our prayer and symphathy are extended to the family of Pedro "Pete" Caudillo. He was 89 years old and a longtime parishioner and a brother Knight. We celebrated his funeral Mass on Monday, April 29th, in our church.
Please know that our children are God’s gift to us and to every family. Please join our second graders this Saturday, May 4th, for their First Holy Communion at our 4pm Mass. These children have been praying, learning and preparing their hearts, minds and souls to become one with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. They are Christopher Bramhall, Anthony Bui, John Do, Caleb Guzman, Beyonca Irwin, Alejandro Jimenez, Minh Q. Le, Zemirah Melton, Daniel Miller-Rodriguez, Jamal Rolfe-Murray, Olyve Tajchman, Adriel Hernandez, Danh Hoang, Olivia LeDonne, Lauren Lies, Oscar Martinez, Madelyn Patterson and Joey Rupe. Our All Saints children will lead the singing at this special Mass. Please join us!
Personally, I love Jesus, His teachings and His Holy examples. Do you know that every time I celebrate Holy Mass, I always look forward to Easter and remind myself that every Sunday is Easter? Why? It’s because it was after the resurrection of Jesus that He walked on the road with others. At first, they didn’t know that Jesus was walking with them. As they listened to Jesus, He opened their hearts, minds and souls. He then took bread, said the blessing and broke it before them. Suddenly their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him in the breaking of the bread. It was in the giving thanks and in the breaking of the bread that they recognized Him. God bless them and us who attend Jesus’ supper, the Holy Mass. For this reason, since I was ordained, my most important moment at Holy Mass is the taking of the bread, the giving thanks and especially at the breaking of the bread. I raise the consecrated bread/host as high as I can so that everyone in church can see and believe in Jesus with all their hearts, minds and souls. Now you know why I do what I do at Holy Mass. I love to imitate Jesus for He sent me to do His will. Happy Easter everyone with God’s blessings and with the eternal life of heaven, Fr. Hien
Building Fund: From everyone in our church family, we want to thank many individuals and families, parishioners and non-parishioners, who have contributed generously to our building fund. Up to date, we are blessed with $177,461. Every registered parishioner/family was asked for a suggested amount and if you have not contributed yet, please know that we are still waiting for your gift to our parish so that we can reach our goal of $170,000. We are grateful to you and the following donors: Floyd Fletcher & Theresa Pitzer, Tommy & Alisha Chang, Lucky Market, Annie Trinh, Virginia Simmons, Bill & Terrisa Compton, Mary Warren, Joshua & Carissa Cash, Andrew Meece, Gary & Stacey Guzman, Linh Has & Anh Tran, Harvest House, Hai & Diem Nguyen, Frank & Karen Felt, Michael & Janet Clark, Berniece Scanlan, Anna Dreiling, Ray & Mary McCulloch & many more.
Father Hien Nguyen