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Laudato Si'

Dear Family of God,

Our Holy Father's latest Encyclical entitled: "LAUDATO SI', mi' Signore" – "Praise be to you, my Lord". In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. "Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs". (#1)

The main theme of this Encyclical is: "On the Care of Our Common Home". All of creation is interconnected. The main problem of our society is not acknowledging our Creator and man taking the place of God. The Pope said, "A spirituality which forgets God as all-powerful and Creator is not acceptable. That is how we end up worshipping earthly powers, or ourselves usurping the place of God, even to the point of claiming an unlimited right to trample his creation underfoot. The best way to restore men and women to their rightful place, putting an end to their claim to absolute dominion over the earth, is to speak once more of the figure of a Father who creates and who alone owns the world. Otherwise, human beings will always try to impose their own laws and interests on reality."( #75).

I encourage you all to read this social teaching of the Church in full at www.vatican.va.

In Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

Read Past Bulletin Letters ▸
Mass Intentions
Tuesday, June 30
8:00 am
† Humberto Boggiano
Wednesday, July 1
8:00 am
Burk Burkholder Birthday
Thursday, July 2
8:00 am
Special Intention
Friday, July 3
8:00 am
† Grace Stucker
Saturday, July 4
8:00 am
† Ann Rombough
5:00 pm
† Becky Miller
Sunday, July 5
7:30 am
Jean Molloy—Birthday
9:00 am
† Mary Strand
11:00 am
Parishioners
Monday, July 6
8:00 am
† Joseph Rezzo
Announcements

Donate your gently used books

for the Book Nook at the 2015 Our Lady’s Guild Annual Holiday Bazaar
Collection begins Mon, Oct 12

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Teen Group Summer Mass & Breakfast

Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00am

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Wanted: Sewing Machines

to benefit San Carlos Apache Mission

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Help Wanted: St. Ambrose Books and Gifts Volunteers

Volunteers are needed on Fridays from 8:30am-12:00pm and Sundays from 8:30am-12:30pm.

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Events
JUN 21

4th Annual Fortnight For Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness

JUL 1

The Parish Office will be closed on Wed, Jul 1 through Fri, Jul 3 in honor of Independence Day.

JUL 7

Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting

JUL 9

Foothills Caring Corps (FCC) Volunteer Orientation

Put your Faith in Action! Your talents can be put to good use as a Volunteer for the Foothills Caring Corps (FCC).

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JUL 9

Knights of Columbus Assembly & Council Meetings

JUL 14

Grief Support Group

JUL 19

Blood Drive

Signups Sun, Jul 12

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JUL 25

Benedictine Monastic Experience

for Catholic Women (ages 18-55)

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AUG 1

Donations needed for Back to School Supply Drive

AUG 22

Parish Retreat

“Finding Joy in the Gospels”

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SEP 22

Pilgrimage to Sacred Shrines of Philadelphia, the Festival of Families and Papal Mass

NOV 6

9th Annual Holiday Bazaar