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Pastor's Pages 2020-06-21

Dear Parishioners:



Please check the Parish Website for the new Mass times

And the procedures to sign up and getting ready for each Mass (only 50 people)

  • HAPPY FATHER’S DAY …. To all Fathers, we give thanks to God for you, who have been a true Gift from God and a Blessing to us as sons and daughters.  To all Fathers who have gone before us, our prayer this day and always is that God’s promise of Eternal Life be granted to YOU.

Borrow the Blessing from the Bible, we ask God to Bless ALL of our Fathers: ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace” (Numbers 6:22-26).

  • Last Friday was the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus which was the last of the important series of Feast Days after the Season of Easter: Holy Trinity, the Body and Blood of Christ and Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Collectively, these Feast Days reminded us of the way that God continue to be present to us through Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the way that we live and witness through our Faith. 

Now, we are in the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The tragic portrait of the Jeremiah in today’s first reading presents us with a story of deception, sorry and terror that have brought this great prophet to the edge of despair.  Despite everything that has gone wrong for him, he maintains confidence in God.  In the Gospel reading, Jesus was treated in exactly the same way by Pharisees and Scribes constantly trying to catch him out in violation of the Law.  They even go so far as to use sick people placed on Jesus’ path on the Sabbath to see if he will heal him.  They ask him if it is right or not to give taxes to Caesar – where a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer will be equally incriminating.

Judgment will be made by God who knows the number of hairs on our head and is aware of how many sparrows there are on earth.  Jesus quietly adds: "You are worth more than an entire flock of sparrows."  It is nice to know once in a while that all of our trials and tribulations, our pains anxieties are not in vain.  The next time we get that fearful feeling that our life is for the birds, let us take heart, and have a bit more courage and confidence in God, the Father's care.

  • Thank you for your support of Vocations, particularly vocation to the Priesthood; Archbishop Paul Etienne ordained one new priest – Thomas Tran for ministry in the Archdiocese of Seattle on Saturday (June 6) at St. James Cathedral. Please continue to encourage our young men and women for ministry in the Church.
  • There are three seminarians will be ordained to the transitional Deacons for our Archdiocese of Seattle, the last step in preparation for the priesthood.  Please pray for these future Deacons as they continue in their formation with their ministry in a parish setting and finishing up their study at seminary.

Congratulations to Michael Barbarossa, Val Park, and Kyle Poje on their upcoming ordinations to the transitional Diaconate. (Because of the ongoing restrictions, these ordinations will be closed to the public. The Archdiocese will be live-nstreaming Val Park’s ordination on June 20th.)

June 13, 2020 at 10am - Michael Barbarossa:
Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, celebrant.
Photos will be posted on @seattlevocations facebook and instagram.

June 20, 2020 at 10am - Val Park:
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, celebrant.
Join us for the live-stream! www.facebook.com/seattlevocations or www.vimeo.com/archdioceseofseattle  

July 4, 2020 at 10am - Kyle Poje:
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, celebrant.
Pictures will be posted on @seattlevocations facebook and instagram.

The Office of Vocation of the Archdiocese of Seattle, SeattleVocations.com, a online resource for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Archdiocese of Seattle.  This is a great place to send someone who is discerning a call to priesthood/religious life, or looking for ways to discern God’s Will.  While it’s primarily directed towards diocesan priesthood, it has other great resources for men and women religious as well.

  • “A word of thanks to the many families who have pledged and turned in your commitment envelopes to the Parish and Archdiocesan Office to support the Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 again this year. We’ll be closer to our parish goal with your help today; your continue supports are as the critical testimony of the commitment for us to be “Church” today in our time.  If you didn’t have an opportunity of filling your commitment envelope yet, please join with many of your parishioners to pledge toward our parish goal.  Please see the bulletin to see how close we are to meet our parish personal goal.

May God bless you and all your families abundantly.

Christ’s Peace, 
Fr. Phuong Hoang



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