Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
My warm and hearty welcome to all of you at Mary, Mother of the Church parish! No one is a foreigner here, as “you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God” (Ephesian 2:19). We are brothers and sisters in the family where we are able to experience joy, hope, and fraternal charity. This is your home where we can share our gifts and talents to serve one another.
As each person is unique and extremely important in the eyes of God, no one should be left marginalized, no matter who you are. In continuing the mission of Jesus, the parish cares about you and your family, and is willing to accompany you on your journey. Thus, Christianity, first and foremost, is about relationships. My pastoral priority is to cultivate and build relationships between one another, but also go further by growing in relationship with a living Person, Jesus Christ, who loves you so much.
As the pastor, I would like to get to know you, listen to you, and seek to understand you. Do not be hesitant to reach out to the parish or contact me directly via phone (204-261-1579 Ext. 3), email or an in-person meeting to share with us your joy, and happiness, as well as your sorrow and your concerns. If you have prayer requests, please have the courage to contact me. We would love to pray for you. This is an opportunity that allows us to serve you. This is reason why I am here with you and for you.
May the peace and joy of the Lord be with you always!
Fr. Jean Baptiste Anh Duy Nguyen
Pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church