From the Rector, December 24 & 25, 2023

Pope Benedict XVI, Christmas Blessing Christ is born for us! Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to the men and women whom he loves. May all people hear an echo of the message of Bethlehem which the Catholic Church repeats in every continent, beyond the confines of every nation, language and …

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From the Rector, 12/17/2023, Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday and Christmas Mass Obligations Since Christmas falls on a Monday this year, I wanted to give the following instruction which could be helpful in planning for the double obligation for Mass attendance on Sunday and on Christmas.  Catholics have an obligation to participate in Mass on both Sunday, 24 December (Fourth Sunday of Advent) …

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From the Rector, 12/10/23, Second Sunday of Advent

From a report by Don Antonio Valeriano                At daybreak one Saturday morning in 1531, on the very first days of the month of December, an Indian named Juan Diego was going from the village where he lived to Tlatelolco in order to take part in divine worship and listen to God’s commandments. When he came …

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE

Fourth Sunday of Advent is a day of obligation, you are obligated to attend a regular Sunday Mass on 12/24/2023, 8 or 11am; any of the surrounding churches will have their regular vigil Mass on Saturday 12/23/23, will fulfill your Sunday obligation. You may receive communion at these two Masses. Christmas Eve: 5:15pm will fulfill …

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From the Rector, First Sunday of Advent, 12/3/23

What is Advent? (from the USCCB) Sunday, December 3, 2023 – Sunday, December 24, 2023 Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, ”ad-venire” Latin or “to come to” the season) encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/19/2023

From the Rector, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/19/2023

Instructions for School Fundraiser You will notice in the bulletin this weekend two copies of a letter from me. These letters are part of a fundraiser for our school. My hope is that you will take these letters and send them to people you may know out of town and even out of state. These …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/12/23
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From the Rector, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/12/23

“Let everything within you watch and wait, for the Lord our God draws near.” (Antiphon for Lauds, Sunday IV of Advent) ADVENT RETREAT December 1-3, 2023 St. Michaels Mission, St. Michaels, AZ Come join us in a silent, Ignatian style retreat as part of your advent. Prayer, Conferences, Celebration and Adoration of the Eucharist will …

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From the Rector, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/5/2023

From the Rector, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/5/2023

What Does It Mean To Be Human? (Virtual Series) A friend of mine, Brendan McCauley, is offering the following series of lectures online, and I wanted to offer you the chance to attend and learn from him! ———— Join us in learning to live the truth of what it means to be human! Are you curious to learn more about yourself, and how to begin the journey to healing,  freedom and lasting happiness? This series is for you.  Get ready to: -Gain clarity and hope in a world that is so confused about the meaning of identity -Understand what it means to be a man or woman  -Be equipped to begin your own healing journey to freedom -Learn what the Theology of the Body is Schedule: Tues 6:30-7:30pm mountain time (Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21) *The 3 part series will take place over Zoom* 6:30pm: Talk  7:00pm: Q&A 7:30pm: Closing Prayer Ages: 14+ …

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