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Dear Family of God,

Last month I went on a pilgrimage to be present at one of the three Masses celebrated by Pope Francis while he was in the Philippines. Specifically I was about 30 feet away from the altar when the Pope celebrated Mass at the ground-zero of the destructive typhoon “Haiyan”. We were fervently praying for the Pope’s plane to land safely, for on the day he visited Tacloban City, another typhoon was approaching the same place. There were strong winds and pouring rain and everybody was wearing yellow ponchos or raincoats. What a joy when the plane carrying the Pope finally landed after 15-minute circling in the air.

Many reflected that God allowed Pope Francis to experience what it is like to live in Leyte, which sees many typhoons each year. I think it was the first time a Pope celebrated Mass wearing a rain poncho. I am certain that he will never forget his experience that day, Saturday (January 17, 2015) when 200,000 people were present at Mass and another 300,000 were standing by the highway where he passed by while traveling from the Airport to the Cathedral at Palo, the adjacent town. But more so, many Filipinos will never forget the love, mercy, and compassion that their Chief Shepherd showed them, by his being one with them in their sufferings and triumphs and assuring them that “the Lord will not fail them, the Lord is with us, He suffers with us, He knows what we are going through, He will never abandon us.” He assured his love and oneness with typhoon victims by concluding his homily: “I have no more words to say, but silence; my silent- heart journeying one with you. Let us continue our journey with Jesus our Lord who will never forsake us.”

I also got to visit with my friends and relatives, enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation, and went swimming at a few of the beaches of the 7,100 plus islands of the Philippines.

I am glad to be back and I feel refreshed after my 19-day visit to the Philippines, never minding the 15-hour difference and jet-lag. As we are about to begin the Lenten Season, may we imitate our Pope in reaching out to those in need, showing God’s mercy and compassion to all we meet.

In Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Saturday, February 28
8:00 am
† Kathryn Dix
11:00 am
Deacon Andrew Kinstetter
5:00 pm
† Mary Vermeire
Sunday, March 1
7:30 am
† JoMary Tiberi
9:00 am
Parishioners
11:00 am
† Ralph Gallo
4:00 pm
† Johanna Maggio
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Events
FEB 28

Stewardship Ministry Festival

MAR 7

6th Annual Nun Run

MAR 7

Traditional Latin Mass

MAR 7

First Way Pregnancy Center hosts Pro-Life Speaker Abby Johnson

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MAR 9

Lenten Mission

Presented by Thomas Smith

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MAR 10

Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting

MAR 12

Knights of Columbus Assembly & Council Meetings

MAR 15

St. Joseph's Table and Italian Mass

St. Joseph's Table Sun, Mar 15
Italian Mass Thu, Mar 19

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MAR 21

Diocese of Phoenix Men's Conference: Freedom - Men for All Season

at Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

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MAR 29

Holy Week Events

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APR 5

Sun, Apr 5 - Easter Sunday

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In the Parish Hall: 7:05am, 9:05am, 11:05am

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APR 27

The 14th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity

at the Troon and Desert Highlands Country Club

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