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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of La Vang!

On February 12, 2021, the Vietnamese and Asian people will celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Ox. Together with Father Joseph Thai, we wish all of you a Happy New Year with good health, happiness, and joy! In this past year we all faced many challenges amid the pandemic. Yet as a parish, we came together in hope, right praise, and worship. We are also incredibly grateful to you all for your generous weekly donations. Please continue to support our parish, so that our works of ministry may still blossom in our growth.

The New Year is a good time for growth at our parish. During the last 7 years we have been raising funds for our new John Paul II pastoral building and the grand Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang. Due to rising costs across the board, the completion cost for the two projects is now estimated to be 8.2 million dollars. The delays certainly have been unexpected. We met with the Construction Department of our diocese just last week, and they gave us the good news that if we face no further interruptions, we will be able to begin construction in about 4 months. Let us pray that we shall experience positive developments through the next 4 months.

I would like to thank those who have already pledged for the projects. If you have not done so I ask you to consid- er making a contribution to the project with whatever amount you can. As a special token, those who donate $3,000 may have their names inscribed on the wall of the future grand Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang. The Shrine will be a wonderful, prayerful addition to our campus as a symbol of our patronage.

Our children and our faith formation programs are in need of the new pastoral center. Through the years, our parish has experienced accelerated numbers in registrations and attendance. We do not have enough classrooms for all our children but opening another building will ensure more of our children may benefit from the programs as we meet their spiritual needs too. Please pray for our projects. Your support for them is greatly appreciated.

Our parish also has begun our 2021 Pastoral Service Appeal for our diocese. This year our parish goal is $67,000 dollars. Please help us to achieve our parish goal. I ask that if possible, please donate $400 dollars per family so we can have extra funds for our parish.

May the Lord, through the intercession of Our Lady of La Vang, bless each one of you with peace, love, and joy. Happy Lunar New Year!

Sincerely yours in Jesus Christ and Our Lady of La Vang,

Rev. Joseph Luan Nguyen Pastor

 
 
 

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