Online Bulletin

January 10

01-10-2021David Lins

In this week’s Gospel, we once again read about the Baptism of Jesus.

“It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.”

Here is what Benedict XVI has to say about it in Jesus of Nazareth:

“Looking at the events in the light of the Cross and Resurrection, the Christian people realized what happened: Jesus loaded the burden of all mankind’s guilt upon his shoulders; he bore it down into the depths of the Jordan. He inaugurated his public activity by stepping into the place of sinners. His inaugural gesture is an anticipation of the Cross… The Baptism is an acceptance of death for the sins of humanity, and the voice that calls out “This is my beloved Son” over the baptismal water is an anticipatory reference to the Resurrection. This explains why, in his own discourses, Jesus uses the word baptism to refer to his death.”

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Announcements and Events

Are You Receiving Our Parish Email Blasts with the Latest Information?

If you are not receiving emails and want to get signed up please email contact Lauren to get your email on the list for future announcements.

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Are Your Being Called to be a Permanent Deacon?

There are multiple days starting in the end of January and will go through the end of February to attend an Inquiry Session in different parts of the Valley.

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Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events

Pray the Rosary with Knights and others at 8:00 and 10:30am on Sundays (after the 7:00am and before the 11:00am Masses)

Save these Dates:

  • Council Officer Meeting: Tue, Jan 12
  • Assembly & Council Meetings: Thu, Jan 14

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Our Lady Guild

The Our Lady’s Guild general meetings scheduled for Tue, Jan 19 as well as Tue, Feb 16 are both cancelled due to concerns for our membership in light of the increasing number of COVID cases.

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Sanctuary and Adoration Chapel Candle Sponsorships

We are now offering our parishioners the opportunity to sponsor either a Sanctuary Candle or an Adoration Chapel Candle in memory of a loved one.

You may sponsor a candle for a $20 donation by contacting the office at 480-488-2229.

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Sign Up for an Hour of Eucharistic Adoration

If you are interested in signing up for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration, for information please contact Mary McCormick at marymccormick10@gmail.com or 480-595-0707.

Start the New Year in the Scriptures!

Add Mon, Jan 11 - Mon, May 3

The Institute of Catholic Theology is excited to invite you to our upcoming Spring course, Word of God: Scripture and Tradition.

Class dates are Mondays from Jan 11—May 3, 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Online Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews

Add Sat, Jan 16 - Sat, Jan 23 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (weekly)

Embark on a guided tour of the “Holy of Holies” of biblical theology. The Book of Hebrews is like a little Catechism. Hebrews will help you appreciate the astounding generosity of God as you see the wonders he has given us in the Church.

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Dr. Brant Pitre’s reflections on the coming Sunday’s readings

Add Mon, Jan 18 @ 9:00 AM (weekly)

Every Monday - if you request it – at about 9:00am, I will email you a transcript of Dr. Brant Pitre’s reflections on the coming Sunday’s readings. They provide deep insight and context that bring the readings to life in an entirely new way.

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Add Fri, Jan 22 @ 10:00 AM (weekly)

Fridays at 10:00am

Bring your Catechism as we will be going through it during the group – being sure to hit as many high points as possible.

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