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Dear Family of God,

I recently attended the Phoenix Diocese “Celebrate and Defend Life Luncheon.”  It was a beautiful event and Bishop Olmsted shared a few thoughts I wanted to pass along.

It can be discouraging to look at our society and see so many people still unwilling to defend the lives of the pre-born, a renewed push for euthanasia with no restrictions and the disintegration of the traditional family.  Yet, we are a people of hope and confidence.

We know how this story ends.  We know Jesus has the victory over death and sin.  There is no need to fear for those who live in Christ.

Many of you may have heard about Fr. Jacques Hamel – the French priest who was beheaded by ISIS in Normandy.  He had just finished celebrating Mass at St. Etienne’s.  The name is St. Stephen’s in English and St. Stephen was the name of the Catholic Church’s first martyr.  Many might see this as a victory for ISIS, but we know better.  We know where this priest is today!

Always remember, Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”  (John 11:25-26)

We rejoice as death has no sting and hell has no victory.

In Christ through Mary,

Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Monday, September 26
8:00 am
† Joan Dimon
Tuesday, September 27
8:00 am
† Peter Holden
Wednesday, September 28
8:00 am
† Jennifer Tison
Thursday, September 29
8:00 am
† Edward Michael Roche
Friday, September 30
8:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Connealy Anniversary
Saturday, October 1
8:00 am
† Claire Fiech
5:00 pm
Ellie Paige Tiensvold
Sunday, October 2
7:30 am
† John McCullough
9:00 am
11:00 am
† Gilda Stallone
4:00 pm
† Kristin Walters

Ongoing Parish Activities

Grief Support Meeting
Legion of Mary
Knights of Columbus
Shawl Ministry
Sanctity of Life Meeting

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Donations Needed for Book Nook

Begin collecting your gently used paperback or hardcover books of all reading genres, for all ages (no textbooks please) to donate to the Book Nook for the Holiday Bazaar.

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Support Our Lady of Joy when you shop Amazon Smile!

All the same products at the same prices...except your parish benefits with every Amazon purchase!

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That Man is You

Fridays 6:00-7:30am
This program explores our relationship with God, our wives, and families.

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Many Opportunities to Get Involved

Consider becoming a Extraordinary Minister or a Sacristan, a Parish Office volunteers, an altar server, or a musician at one of the weekend Masses.

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Foothills Food Bank Wish List

Various items needed for our food bank.

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Lost your job? Is your current position getting you down?...

Resume revision underway? Considering a career change?

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How You Can Financially Support Your Parish

Automatic Withdrawal, Text or Envelope in collection basket.

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Parents, did you know?

Children in the 2nd grade prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and children in the 3rd grade prepare for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion?

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Preschool Parish/Preschool Trunk or Treat

Here is how it works...

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Help Wanted: Children's Liturgy of the Word

This ministry serves the children of the Parish by proclaiming the scripture to the children and reflecting on its meaning in their lives on a level they understand.

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SEP 28

EDGE Youth Ministry Program for 6th-8th Grade

Every Wednesday night in the Teen Center 5:00-6:30pm

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Our Lady's Guild

at the home of Judie Melillo, 8535 E. Nightingale Star Drive, Scottsdale 85266.

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The Choice Wine-Take your Marriage to New Depths

Married couples have the unique opportunity to rediscover the joy and hope God intends for every marriage.

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OCT 15

The Real Superheroes

A dinner of appreciation for the volunteers of Our Lady of Joy.

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OCT 20


Finding peace, balance and joy in your vocation as a mother.

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OCT 24

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Fred Adamson and Fr. Michael Straley

12-days, Oct 24 - Nov 4, 2016
Includes visits to Tiberias, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and more!

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10th Annual Holiday Bazaar

SAVE THE DATE! Members of Our Lady’s Guild are busy planning the 10th Annual Holiday Bazaar to be held on Fri, Nov 4 and Sat, Nov 5.

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NOV 28

Peace Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Fr. Wally Hyclak and Barb Vopat are taking another group on a 'Peace Pilgrimage to the Holy Land'. Travel will be from Mon, Nov 28 - Wed, Dec 7.

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JAN 29

Living Every Day With Passion and Purpose with Matthew Kelly

This powerful event is coming to St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

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