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Dear Family of God,

How do we truly "love one another as Jesus loves us? Jesus loves with a divine love, infinite and perfect. Our love is very different: human, limited, flawed. The only way we could love as He loves is if His love were to somehow flow through us to others. He would have to fill us with His love for others.  

This is exactly what He does. Last Sunday Jesus described this mystery with the image of the vine and the branches. The Love of the Vine does flow through all the branches as long as we remain in Him. He is the One who makes it possible for us to love one another as He loves us. How do we do this? By abiding with Jesus always. How? By becoming a saint. How do we become a saint?  

According to Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, "The surest, easiest, shortest and most perfect means to becoming a saint is consecration to Jesus through Mary." When Jesus was on the cross, He gave us Mary as our Mother, he entrusted us to her. He gave Mary the mission to help us in holiness, to form us into saints. As Fr. Michael Gaitley said in his book 33days to Morning Glory, "Marian consecration basically means giving Mary our full permission to complete her motherly task in us, which is to form us into other Christs" (page 26).  

Mary is our best example on how to 'lay one's life for one's friend' after her Son Jesus. Mothers literally lay down their lives for their child not only during giving birth of their child but many days of their lives.   May Mary help us to love one another as Jesus loves us.

In Christ, Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Friday, May 22
8:00 am
† Betulia & Alexander Melgarejo
Saturday, May 23
8:00 am
† Becky Miller
5:00 pm
† Pamela Goss
Sunday, May 24
7:30 am
Parishioners
9:00 am
† Margaret Smith
11:00 am
† Joanne Evans
4:00 pm
† Sam ZaMantia
Monday, May 25
8:00 am
† Claire Fiech
Tuesday, May 26
8:00 am
† Nora McConville
Wednesday, May 27
8:00 am
Helen Pearson
Thursday, May 28
8:00 am
† Emmet Shelton
Announcements

Career Counseling Ministry

The New Parish Library is now open!

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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My Parish App

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Events
MAY 15

Bible Study: The Prophets

Fridays 9:00-11:00am in the Faith Formation Building or Saturdays 9:30-11:30am in the Teen Center

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MAY 21

Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women)

New study: Edith Stein, Seeker of Truth
begins Thu, May 21

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MAY 23

John 17 – “All Be One” Christian Unity Event

A daylong bilingual program of praise, worship, prayer and exhortation includes a variety of noted Christian leaders, including Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted.
at the Phoenix Convention Center

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MAY 26

Grief Support Group

MAY 28

12th Annual Seminarian Golf Invitational

at Terravita Golf and Country Club

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MAY 28

Shawl Ministry Meeting

MAY 30

Traditional Latin Mass

MAY 31

Diaconate Ordination Mass

at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix

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JUN 1

Preschool Summer Fun Day Camp

JUN 2

Annette Hills visits Our Lady of Joy

Catholic speaker, recording artist and songwriter, Album of the Year winner and Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee

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JUN 15

Vacation Bible School 2015

Register by Mon, Jun 1.

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JUN 20

Father’s Day Luncheon

JUN 27

Ordination to the Priesthood: Deacon Fernando Camou

at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix

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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