My Dear Parishioners,
Are you ready for some fun this Labor Day weekend? Please celebrate and have lots of fun with your family and friends this special weekend. Everyone deserves a big celebration for they have worked hard for the good of others. Don’t forget to always be safe in your travels and to be safe while having fun, especially if you are in a secluded area or playing in the lake. Be sure to attend Holy Mass to give thanks and praise to God. Visit masstimes.org for Masses near your traveling area. We need God in our lives and in our country, especially in our government and in the Catholic Church. God bless America and all those who live in it. As citizens of this Christian country, please know that you have contributed much toward her with your love, prayers and hard work. Your dedication and commitment to our country are bearing fruit for the good of this generation and the generations to come. On this Labor Day weekend, let us thank God for those who have contributed to the prosperity and the well-being of everyone in America and the whole world.
PSR classes will begin Wednesday evening, Sep. 5th with Holy Mass in Church. Everyone is invited to join our children and me for Holy Mass. Again, children that are not attending Catholic school need to attend our religion program so that they may learn more about our Lord, and to receive their sacraments in the church. We are to know God, love God and serve Him. Our confirmation class will meet every other Sunday from 9:30am to 10:50am. Again, if anyone has an interest in becoming a Catholic, he/she must attend our RCIA classes before entering the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Romeo Rustia, especially to his wife Cristina. Romeo was put to rest on Thursday, August 23rd. In our foyer, we have a special area to remember our military heroes and those who have passed to eternal life in our parish or among our families and friends. You are welcome to post a funeral obituary so that others can learn about your loved ones and pray for them. Please do not remove the obituary pamphlets from this bulletin board.
Finally, thank you to those who attended our liturgical training in church last Wednesday night. Please know that we are blessed with your love for our Lord in our church with your volunteer ministries. Thank you! Again, we would love to have more help if you can volunteer, including musicians and cantors. I encourage every family to be more involved in our church, such as bringing up the gifts as a family, ushering and welcoming people as a family, etc... You can also help clean our church as a family. Please try to do more things together as a family so that your children can be involved and fall in love with their Catholic faith. Happy Labor Day weekend, Fr. Hien
PS. I’m still praying daily for those who are sick among us and also for God’s blessings upon my parishioners.
Father Hien Nguyen