Our school community welcomes you and your little ones to sample a morning of Preschool with our teachers on December 12th at 10:00 a.m. Your children will be the creative builders and designers of their own gingerbread house while getting to know new friends and the teachers. This is a free event and a great opportunity to visit and tour our beautiful preschool at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church Children ages 2.5-5 years old are welcome!

Please feel free to call if you have questions at (480) 595-6409

www.oloj.org/preschool

We need 60 volunteers by November 20, 2014! If you are interested email Carlos at parish office at cgonzales@oloj.org

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Dearest Parishioners,

"I will sing forever the mercies of the Lord."(Psalm 89:1). This was the theme on my invitation card, when I was ordained in the Philippines almost 16 years ago. I have tried to live my vocation singing the love and mercies of the Lord for His people, it is not easy to do, but for His Grace and Mercy, and your help, He made it possible. Last week I was officially installed by our Bishop, Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, as Pastor of Our Lady of Joy. Thank you so much for all your warm welcome and support, for your prayers and gifts. I ask your continued prayers and support so that we all together will live our lives as His true Disciples and help each other with renewed vigor in the New Evangelization that our Holy Father called us all Catholics to participate, to help to make more disciples.

During my Installation I solemnly recited the "Profession of Faith" and made an "Oath of Fidelity" to the Catholic Faith handed down and guarded by the Magisterium (the teaching authority of the Church). I promised, "to hold fast to the deposit of faith in its entirety, to faithfully hand it on and explain it, and to avoid any teachings opposed to that faith." I take great joy in echoing down the teachings and tradition of our Church. True Catechesis hands on the entire Word of God, in all its truth and beauty. Although many in the media have speculated otherwise, our Pope Francis recently echoed the teaching and tradition our faith for all to hear.

Towards the end of October, Pope Francis proclaimed the teachings on Marriage and Family: "The family is being hit, the family is being struck and the family is being bastardized," the Pope told those in attendance at the Oct. 25 audience. He warned against the common view in society that "you can call everything family, right? What is being proposed is not marriage, it's an association. But it's not marriage! It's necessary to say these things very clearly and we have to say it!" Pope Francis stressed. He lamented that there are so many "new forms" of unions which are "totally destructive and limiting the greatness of the love of marriage." (CNA, Oct. 26, 2014)

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother, the Mother of the Church protect help us all to be faithful to Her Son Jesus Christ Our Lord and to His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

In Christ and Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Saturday, November 22
8:00 am
† Baby Eisenberg
5:00 pm
† Ed Stephens
Sunday, November 23
7:30 am
† David Celestina
9:00 am
† Rosario Fordley
11:00 am
† Mary Friia
4:00 pm
Parishioners
Monday, November 24
8:00 am
† Kathleen O’Byran
Tuesday, November 25
8:00 am
Laurie Lalko
Wednesday, November 26
8:00 am
† Lynne Dudoit
Thursday, November 27
9:00 am
Alexander & Jacqui Panvino—Wedding Anniversary
Friday, November 28
8:00 am
† Penny McKelvey
Announcements

St. Vincent de Paul Fall Food Drive

Bags distributed Nov 15/16
Food collected Nov 22/23

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Parish Advent Projects

The St. Nicholas Shoeboxes
St. Charles Mission School
The Pregnancy Resource Centers of the Phoenix Diocese

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Open Mind, Open Heart Prayer Group

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm beginning Tue, Dec 2

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Events
NOV 11

Grief Support Group

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

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NOV 23

Advent Wreath Making

NOV 25

Grief Support Group

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

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NOV 27

Thanksgiving Day Mass

9:00am Mass only

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NOV 29

St. Vincent de Paul 5th Sunday Collection

NOV 30

Blood Drive

sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

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DEC 7

Breakfast with St. Nick

DEC 9

Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting

DEC 11

Knights of Columbus Assembly & Council Meetings

DEC 13

Our Lady’s Guild 2014 Christmas Luncheon

DEC 14

Fr. Herb Hauck’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood

DEC 15

Advent Mission

Prepare your heart for the coming of Christ this Christmas.

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