My Dear Parishioners,
Holy Mary pray for us sinners now and at the hour our death, Amen. Every Catholic knows how to pray the holy Rosary. Mary promised that anyone who would ask for her help with their good intentions, she would help them by praying for them before God. She will never turn away from anyone who asks her for her intercession. This Monday, October 7th is the feast of Our Lady of the holy Rosary, please give your devotion to our Mother, especially throughout this month of October that’s dedicated to the holy Rosary. When you pray, please remember all priests, living and deceased, in your prayer. All priests need your love and prayer. All priests are in need of God’s guidance and blessings every day to be true priests for His people, to lead them to Jesus for His merciful love, blessings and eternal life. Every priest needs to focus on his salvation and the salvation of others; therefore, he must believe in what he preaches and practice what he teaches.
Do you know that all priests are human like everyone else? Sometimes we are lazy, drunken, greedy, problematic to others, etc.… Sometimes we even celebrate the Holy Sacraments with many distractions in our minds, and are even heartless sometimes. The devil tempts every priest as much or even more than he would tempt others. Please know that priests are weak people in many ways, we do fail in our words and deeds. Priests have addictions too. For the love of Jesus, I ask everyone to pray for all priests—living and deceased, especially through the intercession of Mother Mary. Priests need God’s blessings and everyone’s love and forgiveness too. On the behalf of all my brother priests, local and worldwide, living and deceased, please forgive us for the times we have failed you or someone you may know, including the sins of hate and of molestation, etc.… All priests are in need of God’s mercy and everyone’s forgiveness so that they can be loved again. Please forgive us so that we may be your priests and friends again. Have you made new friends this week yet? Let us open our hearts and hands to be friends with everyone, the old and the young, the healthy and the sick, the rich or the poor, and of course we can be friends with sinners too so that we may love them and forgive them. That was what Jesus did and He wants us to imitate Him. It is only in this way that God would forgive each one of us our sins through human weakness.
Jesus, Mary & Joseph, love us and pray for us sinners, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen