My Dear Parishioners,
Throughout November, please remember to pray for your deceased family members & friends. We love them, & we will always remember them with our prayers, especially at Holy Mass. Again, you are invited to write the names of your deceased ones in the Book of Remembrance located in the gathering area, so that everyone, especially me, can pray for them at all the Masses this month of November. Also, you have the option to ask for Masses to be said for them this month or whenever you would like. You need to book this with the church office. The diocese suggests $10 per intention to the priest who celebrates the Mass. You also can write their names on the All Souls Remembrance envelope & include the Mass stipend. The intentions on these envelopes will be prayed for at every Mass throughout November. I will donate the All Souls stipends to our parish Building Fund to help pay our bills.
All Saints Catholic School Children’s Choir: The second Sunday during school months at our 11am Mass, our children will lead us singing and praising God. Please come to pray and to worship our God with our children, and to support them with your encouragement. Our children are the future of our families, communities & our Catholic church. We must help them to learn our Catholic faith, to love it & to practice it. Singing to God is twice a prayer from your soul. Jesus will be so happy to have our children coming to Him. They are beautiful, innocent & have angelic voices. God bless our children!
Thank You: A special thank you to the many parishioners who have read my letter & contributed generously with their financial donation to help our church pay our bills. Again, the amount asked for in your letter is only a suggested amount; you are to pray about it to decide how much you & your family can support your church at this time of need. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Thank You: To all those who came & celebrated All Saints feast day last Saturday. Thank you for sharing your food with us. Delicious food! Thank you to all those who made it possible such as the Social Justice Committee, Altar Society and Knights of our parish. Thank you for gathering us together as a church family of multi-cultural people of God. All Saints pray for us all.
Fade Out WeShare Online Giving Program-Sooner Is Better: For years, the parish has been using the WeShare, an online giving program to collect money from our parishioners; however, it’s getting too expensive to use it. This program charges the parish a flat monthly fee for every transaction made, & an additional (about) 3% of every dollar donated to the church. As a church family, let us not waste more of our money. Please switch to using one of the following methods to give. Option 1: You can request your bank to automatically send your donation to All Saints, or we can set it up for you, if you would complete the ACH Payment Authorization Paper with your voided bank check. Option 2: Write a check for your donation. Please avoid giving cash, unless it’s in a sealed envelope with your name on it so that we can record your contribution for your tax purposes. Cash has too much temptation & attraction to criminals. We highly recommend everyone use the ACH Payment method please. It’s safe, free & convenient. You can also cancel it at any time. You & the church do not have to have the same bank to do this. If you ever have any problem with ACH Payments, such as overpaying, we would be glad to return it to you. This has never happened that we know of. Again, thank you for your faithful stewardship to our parish that provides a Catholic education, for a place of worship & for the many buildings for our church & school activities. God bless you all & may God bless our deceased loved ones with eternal life, Fr. Hien