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The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy

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The Word

Dear Family of God,

Last week we had our Lenten Parish Mission with Thomas Smith. Thomas Smith was very energetic and offered many deep reflections. Over the three days of the mission he reflected on the three pillars of the Christian life, namely:  the Word, Worship, and Works of Mercy.

The Word is not just the written word in the Bible, but He is a Person, Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God. Worship, especially the Mass, is not only something we do for a moment or an event, but a way of life, an intimate relationship with our Creator, who loves us so much that He became one of us. This is the Mystery of Incarnation, God in Jesus Christ, "the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us." And as God the Father is merciful to us, we need to perform works of Mercy for each other too. As Francis our Pope is challenging us to do: "be islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference in the world." This is how the world will know that we are Christians, if we have love for one another, especially the least, the poor, the marginalized.

We have learned that when the Bible says to have "good eyes" it means to have generous eyes that see the needs of others and to be moved to help them in their need. Then we will be light to others who live in darkness of indifference.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Mercy, help us all to be merciful.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Thursday, March 26
8:00 am
† Rose Marie Venera
Friday, March 27
8:00 am
† Joanne Evans
Saturday, March 28
8:00 am
† Loretta Glyman
5:00 pm
† Catherine Duffy Gully
Sunday, March 29
7:00 am
Parishioners
9:00 am
† Micheal De Cosino
11:00 am
† Joanne Evans
4:00 pm
† Loretta Glyman
Monday, March 30
8:00 am
Carole M
Tuesday, March 31
8:00 am
† Debbie DeVilez
Wednesday, April 1
8:00 am
† Marilyn McBride
Announcements

Lenten Fish Dinners

Fridays during Lent, 6:00-7:00pm following Stations
* NOT Fri, Mar 13

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Fridays during Lent

Stations of the Cross, 5:30pm

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Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm

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Bible Study: The Prophets

Begins in May

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Events
MAR 14

Parish Lenten/Easter Project

Collecting donations for Aid to Women Center and the First Way Pregnancy Center
Weekend of Mar 28/29

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MAR 29

Holy Week Events

Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Vigil

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MAR 29

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

APR 5

Sun, Apr 5 - Easter Sunday

Mass times
In the Church: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am
In the Parish Hall: 7:05am, 9:05am, 11:05am

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APR 7

Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting

APR 9

Knights of Columbus Assembly & Council Meetings

APR 11

2nd Annual Laugh4Hope Comedy Night

APR 11

We need help at the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen!

2nd Saturday of the month

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APR 13

World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow

Information meeting for parents and youth Mon, Apr 13 at 6:30pm.

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APR 14

World Youth Day Pilgrimage to Poland, Rome & Assissi

Information Meeting for families and youth
Mon, Apr 13, 6:30pm in the Teen Center

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APR 26

Our Lady of Joy Parish Picnic

at Cactus Park & Aquatic & Fitness Center, 7202 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale
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APR 27

The 14th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity

at the Troon and Desert Highlands Country Club

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JUN 1

Preschool Summer Fun Day Camp

NOV 6

9th Annual Holiday Bazaar