My Dear Parishioners,
How are you doing? Are you enjoying this beautiful Kansas weather? Let us be thankful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon us and our families. Let us pray for all those who are not as fortunate as we are, especially the thousands of people on the West coast who have lost their homes due to the wildfires and to those on the East coast due to the hurricanes.
Daily Mass: Everyone is invited to attend our Holy Mass at 8am from Tuesday to Friday, except when we have a funeral in church. Beginning in October, our All Saints school children will join us for daily Mass, two classes per day, approximately 35-45 students total. One class will be sitting on the East wing behind the piano area and the other class will be sitting on the West wing, close by the confessional area of the church. All adult daily Mass attendees are to sit in the two middle sections of the church, in front of the altar. I am looking forward to worshipping Our Lord with our children. Please join us if you can.
Confessions: On weekends, I hear confessions before every weekend Mass. Whenever you see me in the confessional or when the green light is turned on, you are welcome to enter one of the two stations for your confession. Please do not wait until the last minute before Mass to enter the confessional. Please keep in mind that I and everyone in church want to start Mass on time. In the confessional, I posted the Act of Contrition prayer in English, Spanish and Vietnamese for your use. If you forget how to go to confession, don’t worry, I will help you.
Anointing of the Sick: Recently, the diocese informed all non-chaplain priests that we have limited accessibility to the hospitals due to Covid19, and it is rightly so, for the sake of everyone, especially the sick in the hospitals. Here at All Saints, please know that I would love to pray with you and for you, especially before your surgery or your admission to the hospital. Just let me know at any time, including before or after any Mass. Also, do not forget that there are full-time chaplain priests in our Catholic hospitals, always ready to help you day or night. If you would let the hospital know that you are a Catholic, a priest will visit you in your room. If you need a priest ASAP, just let the hospital staff know, and a full-time, on-call priest chaplain will be there for you in minutes. Ask and you shall receive, Fr. Hien
Father Hien Nguyen