Letter of Father Lester, 7-15-21

Dearest Parish Family and Friends,

“Suffering is an inevitable part of life. When suffering comes to us, let us accept it with a smile. This is one of the greatest gifts God has given us: the courage to accept with a smile whatever He gives, whatever He allows, whatever He takes.”
*** Mother Teresa

How have you been? We are now in mid-summer and I hope you are having a great time working in your garden, attending special events, doing outdoor activities and visiting your loved ones. There are also many others who are concerned with health issues, their futures, or important decisions that must be made. Life is colorful and has a lot of surprises that may make us panic or want to run away. What is very helpful for us is to accept what life offers us, and to live each day with the most love. Let us stay close to the Lord and give our complete trust to His graciousness and merciful love.

Please join me in offering prayers and sacrifices for those who are suffering from any illness and to those who are having a hard time in their life. (Check our prayer list in the bulletin). You may also send a loving note or give a call to our brothers and sisters who are sick, lonely, elderly, and may be feeling isolated.

I would like to THANK YOU my dear parishioners and generous members of our community, for giving and sharing your blessings in support of our St. Vincent de Paul food pantry – helping those in need. If you know of someone who needs help, give them the phone number of our food pantry, (530) 926-3061, or you many reach out to the office for more information and assistance. May God reward you for the works of mercy that you do and bless your kind heart.

I would like to remind you that there will be a memorial mass for our dear Estelle Sanchez tomorrow, Friday, July 16, at 12 noon at St. Anthony Church.

I look forward to visiting you in your homes this summer, and know that you are always in my heart.

Take care, and may God bless your family.
Fr. Lester

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