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Dear Family of God,
"Let us not forget that God pardons and God pardons always. Let us never tire of asking for forgiveness." --Pope Francis.
Pope Francis declared that this coming December 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, until November 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King, as an "Extraordinary Jubilee" and will be called the "Holy Year of Mercy". He wants the Church to live the holy year "in the light" of Jesus' words in the Gospel of Luke: "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."
Pope Francis said, "I am convinced that the whole church—that has much need to receive mercy because we are sinners—will find in this jubilee the joy to rediscover and render fruitful the mercy of God, with which we are all called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time."
What is a Jubilee Year?
A Jubilee year is a special year, called by the Church, to receive blessings and pardon from God and for the remission of sins. The Church has called jubilee years every 25 or 50 years since 1300 and has also called special jubilee years from time to time, known as "extraordinary jubilee" years. The last jubilee year was held in 2000 under now Saint John Paul II and was known as "the Great Jubilee." The last extraordinary jubilee year was held in 1983 to celebrate 1,950 years since the death and Resurrection of Jesus.
Jubilee years also provide the Church with opportunities to receive special indulgences. What is an indulgence? All men were redeemed by the death of Christ. It is up to us to receive this redemption for the sins we have committed. There are two consequences of every sin we have committed: eternal punishment and temporal punishment. We are freed from eternal punishment when we receive absolution from a priest or bishop in Sacramental Confession (the Sacrament of Mercy!) through the grace of God. We are freed from temporal punishment (that is, the lingering effects of sin which affect our souls in this life and after we die) through penance and/or Purgatory. An indulgence is an opportunity to reduce (partial indulgence) or completely remit (plenary indulgence) temporal punishment due to sin. There are many ways to receive indulgences for ourselves and for others, but we will focus just on the extraordinary jubilee here.
During this extraordinary jubilee year we are given a chance to receive a plenary indulgence when the following conditions are met: 1.) Enter a "Jubilee Door" (In the Diocese of Phoenix, these will be at the Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral and the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona) 2.) Attend Mass and receive Holy Communion. 3.) Receive Sacramental confession within 8 days before or after the day you intend to receive the plenary indulgence. 4.) Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father (one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be). 5.) Be detached from all sin, and as far as possible, even venial sin.
May the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother of Mercy, guide us all to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Fountain of Mercy.
In Christ through Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty
8 week study on TuesdaysRead more
6 week small group retreatRead more
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm or Wednesdays 9:15-10:45am
Filled shoeboxes collected all weekends through Dec 5/6 and in the Parish office during the weekRead more
Shoebox wrapping party Sun, Dec 13
In November and the 1st week of December, Mass of Tuesdays will be at 12:00pm instead of 8:30am.Read more
Mondays 6:30-7:45pmRead more
To benefit:Read more
St. Charles Mission School
St. Agnes School St. Nicholas Shoeboxes
Aid to Women Center in Tempe and First Way Pregnancy Center in Phoenix
Mondays and Wednesdays during Advent 6:00-7:00pmRead more
Tuesday- Friday: 7:30am
30 min. before each Sunday Mass until the homily
- DEC 5
- DEC 6
- DEC 8
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Mon, Dec 7 5:00pm
Tue, Dec 8 8:00am, 7:00pm
- DEC 8
- DEC 10
- DEC 12
Collection dates Dec 12/13Read more
- DEC 19
- DEC 25
Thu, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
4:00pm, 4:05pm (Parish Hall), 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Fri, Dec 25 - Christmas Day
9:00am & 11:00am
- JAN 1
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Thu, Dec 31 5:00pm
Fri, Jan 1 9:00am, 11:00am
- JAN 5
A live multimedia production performed by Maria VargoRead more