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Dear Family of God,

We are about to end this month of October, the month of the Holy Rosary. There are two months that public praying of the Holy Rosary is encouraged and prayed with special devotion, in May and October. In many places, such as the Philippines, the Catholic Tradition of praying the Rosary the whole month of October is very strong. In my own Parish, where I came from before I moved to Arizona, we had dawn rosary at 4:30am every day, which was prayed around part of the town. It was a very beautiful way to start our day. We would celebrate Mass in our Parish Church right after the rosary.

As we know, praying the Holy Rosary is contemplating the face of Christ through the eyes of Mary. Mary, the Mother of God, the person closest to Jesus, the only person privileged to be united with Jesus so closely, will surely help us to know and love her Son more. To pray the Rosary is to contemplate the life of Jesus and Mary, working as one to fulfill God’s will. The will of God isthe salvation of all creation. Praying the Rosary is praying the Lord’s Prayer, the ‘Our Father’, the prayer Jesus Himself taught his apostle to pray.

The ‘Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you,’ is the Archangel’s Salutation to Mary, when he announced that she would conceive Jesus in her womb. We call this also the Incarnation of Christ, that is, God becoming man, the Word becoming Flesh. “Blessed are you among women”, is to fulfill her prophecy in her ‘Magnificat’, in the Bible, that “all generations will call her Blessed”(Luke 1:48) ...’and Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.’ Jesus is the center of this prayer. The other half of the prayer, ‘Holy Mary Mother of God’ is the title of Mary proclaimed in the Council of Ephesus as ‘Mother of God’, she who is the Mother of Jesus who is both human and divine. And then we ask her to pray for us in the two most important moments of our lives, ‘now and at the hour of our death’, our death here but our birth in the next life. Amen.

May we all of us continue this devotion all the days of our lives, for Our Lady of Fatima told us to pray the Holy Rosary daily for Peace, for Family and for Children.

Yours truly,
Fr. Jess Ty

The Rosary is prayed at our parish a half hour before each weekend Mass.  

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Mass Intentions
Saturday, November 1
8:00 am
† Joseph Abbatiello and John Abbatiello
5:00 pm
† Pamela Goss
Sunday, November 2
7:30 am
Parishioners
9:00 am
† George Cawman
11:00 am
† Mass of Remembrance
4:00 pm
† Rosario Fordley
Monday, November 3
8:00 am
† Cliff Woods
Tuesday, November 4
8:00 am
† Catherine Saccente
Wednesday, November 5
8:00 am
† Russ Humberston
Thursday, November 6
8:00 am
† Robert Rolfsen
Friday, November 7
8:00 am
† Florence Burke
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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Events
OCT 13

Donate Your Gently Used Books

Donations can be brought to the Ministry Office beginning Mon, Oct 13.

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NOV 2

Mass of Remembrance

NOV 7

8th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Support Our Lady’s Guild and the good work they do for our community by shopping at their 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar.

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NOV 8

5th Annual Annulment Information Seminar

at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix

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NOV 11

Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting

NOV 13

Knights of Columbus Assembly & Council Meetings

NOV 14

Parish Movie Night

NOV 15

St. Vincent De Paul Clothing & Household Item Collection

NOV 21

Knights of Columbus Dinner & Theater Social Night

NOV 23

Advent Wreath Making

DEC 13

Our Lady’s Guild 2014 Christmas Luncheon

DEC 14

Fr. Herb Hauck’s Anniversary Celebration

DEC 14

Advent Mission

Prepare your heart for the coming of Christ this Christmas.

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