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Dear Sisters & Brothers in Jesus Christ,

This Sunday`s reflection is on the importance of marriage and its validity and sacredness. According to the Law of Moses, the divorce and re-marriage is permissible on certain grounds. The Pharisees saw divorce as a legal issue rather than a spiritual one. But Jesus used this test as an opportunity to review God`s intended purpose of marriage and to expose the Pharisee's selfish motives.

As per the teaching of Jesus, the new Law, divorce is not permissible. Jesus came to fulfill the Law. Bible says, ``from the beginning, God made man and woman to be joined together permanently in marriage; therefore a man is to leave his father and mother, and he and his wife are united, so that they are no longer two, but one. And no man may separate what God has joined together.''

In the Catholic Church marriage is a sacrament. It is ultimately for holiness and sanctification of husband and wife. Sex in married life is intended to make married couples holy and sacred. The future of humanity passes by way of the family and through its offspring we keep on continuing the human race. Marriage is an unbreakable and indissoluble one, and it is grounded and enriched by God`s love (Mt 19:6). In the marriage life, there is joy and hope, transparencies and preservation of life.

Marriage has got a high esteem. Vocation to family life is a lofty and prestigious one. It is a special vocation. It is not simply a human agreement, but God plays a role in the union of the couple - a covenant with God. Marriage is for love and life in the divine plan and love must grow and ripe in it. True family life is the 100% responds to the divine vocation one receives. It implies the willfulness to sacrifice oneself in everyday situation for one's spouse and children. In marriage, God`s love is made known and shared under the Sacramentalized veils of human affection. Every instinct and natural affection here is consecrated to God and becomes a sign of divine love and an occasion for divine grace.

Sex in married life is a foretaste of joys of Heaven and it is a plan not to be a ``kill-joy'' but a ``bring-joy'', a call to be participants in this great event of `Bring- Joy'. St. John Paul 2nd said `` the best gift you can give to your child is to give one more brother or sister to your child''. Knowing the importance of the family life and the upbringing of the children in its divine plan, let us encourage dedicated fair family life in our society and may they find stability and joy in union with Christ. Let all who enter into married life keep the sacredness and indissolubility of marriage. May God bless us all.

In Jesus Christ, Fr. Thomas

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Mass Intentions
Thursday, October 8
8:00 am
† Yolanda Roys
Friday, October 9
8:00 am
† Patrick McNaney
Saturday, October 10
8:00 am
Mary & Ernest Hunkeler-50th Wedding Anniversary
5:00 pm
† William Reuhl
Sunday, October 11
7:30 am
† Jim Pearson
9:00 am
† John and Anna Seminerio
11:00 am
† Camila Seminerio Gandolfo
4:00 pm
Monday, October 12
8:00 am
† Betty Garrison
Tuesday, October 13
8:00 am
† Marilyn Devereaux
Wednesday, October 14
8:00 am
† Eric Szuter

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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Youth - High School

Sundays 5:00-6:30pm (after 4:00pm Mass)

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Youth - Junior High

Mondays 6:30-7:45pm

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Help Wanted: St. Ambrose Books and Gifts Volunteers


Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women)

Thursdays 9:15-11:15am beginning Thu, Oct 1

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Book Study: Bishop Athanasius Schneider's Dominus Est - It is the Lord!

OCT 10

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

OCT 13

Grief Support Group

OCT 17

Our Lady’s Guild Welcome Coffee

OCT 17

We need help at the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen!

3rd Saturday of the month

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OCT 20

Our Lady's Guild General Meeting

OCT 20


8 week study on Tuesdays, beginning Tue, Oct 20

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OCT 24

5th Annual Cars for Charity Event

OCT 25

Arizona Rosary Celebration

at Phoenix Convention Center

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OCT 27

33 Days to Morning Glory

6 week small group retreat
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm or Wednesdays 9:15-10:45am

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OCT 30

Our Lady of Joy Preschool's Annual Trunk or Treat

Bring friends and family for a great time.

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OCT 31

Oktoberfest 2015

Schwein, Wein, Bier und Musik!

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9th Annual Holiday Bazaar


Knights of Columbus Blood Drive