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Dear Family of God,

What is so serious about sin?

Saint Paul said, "The wages of sin is death. We all sin and fall short of the Glory of God." Saint Irenaeus also said, "The glory of God is a man fully alive." How do we live our life fully? Jesus said, "I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly." A man that is fully alive is man living fully with all the potentials that God wants him to be. He is living his life the way God created him to be. He is doing the will of God rather than his own will. He is a saint in the making. Jesus came to free us from sin in order that we may live the divine life that Jesus is very eager to share with us. We receive this life during baptism and we lose it when we commit mortal sin. We receive this divine life when we are absolved from our sin after a sacramental confession (John 20:21-23). This is the ordinary way that Jesus sets up for us to receive Sanctifying Grace or Divine life of God.

The miracles that Jesus did in Capernaum and other places were performed to illicit from those witnesses repentance. If we do not repent like the people in Capernaum, Bethsaida, Corazin, etc., the works of Jesus will pass us by. If we do not repent from mortal sins before we come to Mass, the greatest miracle of bread becoming the Body of Christ will have no effect in our soul and in our lives. It may even harm us (1 Cor. 11:29). Do you know why we are not progressing in our spiritual life? This might be the reason: we are coming to Mass without this essential preparation, to receive Holy Communion without repentance from our sins.

Brothers and sisters, I encourage you all to prepare your soul before coming to Mass and before receiving Holy Communion through sacramental Confession and prayer.

May our Lady of Mercy help us to receive her Son like she did with much humility and respect.

In Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Sunday, August 30
7:30 am
† Lolio Montagnoli
9:00 am
† Joseph Spencer Fuller
11:00 am
Monday, August 31
8:00 am
† Edward McLaughlin
Tuesday, September 1
8:00 am
† Monica Hammond
Wednesday, September 2
8:00 am
† The Tison Family
Thursday, September 3
8:00 am
† Bill Gunn
Friday, September 4
8:00 am
† Richard DiCapua
Saturday, September 5
8:00 am
† Margaret Mary Roche
5:00 pm
† Becky Miller

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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Adopt-a-Seminarian Program

The Vocations Committee is looking for individuals, families, or groups to support a Diocese of Phoenix Seminarian for a year.

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Our Lady of Joy Catholic Preschool - Top Preschool in North Valley

Call us today and come for a tour.

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Adult Bible Study: The Book of James

Classes offered: Fridays 9:00-11:00am or Saturdays 9:30-11:30am

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Our Lady's Guild Board Meeting


Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting


Grief Support Group

SEP 10

Knights of Columbus Assembly & Council Meetings

SEP 12

Celebrate Marriage event with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

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SEP 13

Youth - High School

Sundays 5:00-6:30pm (after 4:00pm Mass)
starting Sun, Sep 13

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SEP 14

Youth - Junior High

Mondays 6:30-7:45pm
starting Mon, Sep 14

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SEP 15

Our Lady's Guild General Meeting

SEP 17

"Called to Protect" Safe Environment Foundation Class

Offered at 9:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm

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SEP 18

"That Man is You" begins its 5th year at Our Lady of Joy

SEP 22

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

SEP 24

"Called to Protect" Safe Environment Foundation Class

Offered at 9:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm

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OCT 10

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

OCT 24

5th Annual Cars for Charity Event


9th Annual Holiday Bazaar