Weekly Message from Father

Sympathy & Prayers:

1. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to the family of Norma Urbanek.  Norma was 91 years old when our Lord called her to Himself on Sunday January 7, 2018.  Norma is the mother of our parishioner Sandy Pontious.  A rosary was said for Norma on Thursday January 11th prior to her funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

2.  Our deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to the family of Thomas Sheridan, especially to his long-time wife, Agnes.  Tom was 70 years old when our Lord called him to eternal life on Monday, January 8, 2018.  A rosary was said for Tom on Thursday evening, January 11 by our Knights of Columbus.  Tom’s funeral Mass was held at 10:30 AM, Friday, January 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Thank you to Tom Sheridan’s and Norma Urbanek’s families for

offering memorials of their loved ones to our St. Joseph Catholic Church.

God bless their souls and the souls of our beloved deceased with eternal life.  Fr. Hien

 

 (Below is a letter Fr. Hien wrote recently)

Dear Mayor and City Council of Lindsborg,

I am Rev. Hien Nguyen, pastor of St. Bridget of Lindsborg (also St. Joseph in McPherson) for the last five and one-half years.  I reside in McPherson.  It has been a blessing for me to serve the people of God in Lindsborg.  Recently, I received a letter from the city administrator, Gregory DuMars, inviting me to the “Moving Forward Together”meeting on January 18, 2018.  First, I would like to inform you that I will not be able to make it to the meeting.  Second, I want to express my gratitude to the Mayor and the City Council for the many wonderful things happening in Lindsborg.  The city is vibrant and full of great traditions and cultural events for our people and the many visitors to Lindsborg.  People love our little town.

 

My personal opinion is that we must continue to keep Christ alive in our hearts, in every family and in our Lindsborg community.  Everything we do must make us better disciples of Jesus Christ and grateful citizens of our blessed nation.  All people, especially the young in our community, are the future of our town; therefore, we must nurture them with the Christian faith and connect them with Christ.  Above all things in life, a wise person would want to live in a safe town, to live among friendly people with wonderful neighbors; therefore, a Christian community is the answer to everyone’s needs.  The Christian faith is the key in Lindsborg and it must be so for the years to come.  So, the one thing that could happen in Lindsborg would be to cultivate a culture of the Christian faith in every person and family, in every business and school, etc.…for only with Christ, are all things possible.  Christ is like the lights that light up our town at night—lights dispel darkness, without Christ there will be darkness/evil, complainers, murderers, etc.… God bless your good work and Merry Christmas,Rev. Hien Paul Nguyen