Knights of Columbus Golf-Fore-Charity

Monday, April 28
Troon and Desert Highlands Country Clubs

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• The 13th annual Golf-Fore-Charity event will be held on April 28 at the Troon and Desert Highlands Country Clubs.
• Our Lady of Joy Knights of Columbus have raised over $1,200,000 over the 12 year history of the event for St Vincent de Paul and other local charities.
• The event includes an 18 hole scramble golf tournament, wine tasting and afternoon cooking demonstrations for golfers’ guests, a silent auction, a live auction, dinner and the $5,000 raffle drawing.
• For more information, go to the event website or see one of the Knights after mass or at a Friday Lenten Fish Fry event.

Lenten–Easter Project

"You can be a blessing to all in need… A spark of divine light is within each of us." —Pope Francis

Called to acts of love this Lenten season, our parish will proudly support two Diocesan pregnancy resource centers: The Aid to Women Center in Tempe and First Way Pregnancy Center in Phoenix.

"Serving Pregnant Women in Need" aims to ease the burdens of low income women and their children

We will have friendly faces in the courtyard prior to and following all Sunday Lenten Masses beginning March 29.You can express your faith and bring the love of our Lord to these ladies by taking a bag from our gift giving tree or simply by donating what the directors of these centers expressed as their greatest needs:

  • Diapers, size Newborn to size 6
  • Infant/child clothing, boy or girl, sizes Newborn to 2 Toddler, new or gently used
  • New or gently used maternity clothing
  • New or gently used baby "equipment," such as strollers, bassinets, swings, pack and plays, bouncy seats
  • CASH donations, checks made payable to Our Lady of Joy Parish, with "Lenten Project" on memo line, to provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling and parenting classes.
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Basha's, Target or Frye's

We will accept donations through Easter Sunday and deliver them to the centers Easter Week. Your generous support will live on in the hearts and homes of the women and children served by these centers. May God bless and reward you for all that you do for His Church and His people.
Questions?  Please contact Jeanne at  or 480-502-9472 (home) or 508-736-4113 (cell).

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The Paschal Mystery is the suffering, death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ in order to redeem us from slavery to sin and to restore our broken relationship with God, making us adopted children of God.

We remember this coming Holy Week, how Jesus, a pure victim, an “unblemished lamb”, chose to die in our behalf to save us from sin and death. He willingly sacrifices Himself as “The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” We remember that He has come to lay down his life for us his friends in perfect obedience to the will of the Father in order to reverse the disobedience of Adam and Eve. We also remember the Passion was not an injustice forced on a helpless victim but a willing sacrificial offering, the supreme act of Love of Jesus, God-man who is madly in love with us and His creation.

With the Paschal Triduum, that is, the Celebration of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday, the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday and the Celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, we remember how the New Covenant was instituted by Christ Himself and He commanded His Apostles to “Do this in Memory of me”. He also gave authority to the Apostles to forgive sins breathing on them the Holy Spirit and telling them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” Jesus has made it possible in His Church to make these three celebrations into one in the Celebration of the Eucharist wherein His One Holy Sacrifice is truly made present through the Holy Spirit. We who were not present at His Passion will now be present every time we celebrate Mass, and receive the Grace He merited for our Salvation.

Brothers and sisters, our response to this supreme act of Love of our God is to thank Him, to acknowledge Him by coming to the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist at least once a week. And we can offer now our bodies as a sacrifice in union with Him for the salvation of souls. Jesus gave us this privilege to suffer with Him and help Him reign in our hearts and in the hearts of all the people He sends us to.

May we all have meaningful and fruitful celebrations of these Holy Days.

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Mass Intentions
Sunday, April 20
7:00 am
† Anthony Seminerio
7:05 am
† Phil Allocca
9:00 am
† Mr. and Mrs. John Seminerio
9:05 am
† Eric Ringdahl
11:00 am
† Max Gaiko
11:05 am
Monday, April 21
8:00 am
† Marion Staehely
Tuesday, April 22
8:00 am
Ernesto Zamgirolami — Living Intention
Wednesday, April 23
8:00 am
† Augusto Sigua
Thursday, April 24
8:00 am
Lorraine Dixon
Friday, April 25
8:00 am
† Ralph Solorzano
Saturday, April 26
8:00 am
† Margaret Byrd
5:00 pm
† Melvin Carle

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