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David LinsCatholic Thoughts

We Know

10-20-2019David Lins

You know what I love about being Catholic? We know from historical documents that a man referred to as Jesus Christ walked the Earth about 2000 years ago.

We know that he turned the world upside-down with a message that was completely radical.

His followers recorded Him saying such things as, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them” (John 6:56) and “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” (John 20:23)

We also know (again, historically) that He was tortured and put to death in a gruesome manner.

We know that His followers denied knowing Him and locked themselves away in fear of suffering a similar fate.

We know Jesus rose from the dead and made it clear to His followers that death is not the end and there is nothing to fear outside of separation from Him.



Welcome Coffee

Oct 26, 2019

All women of the parish are invited to the 2019 Our Lady’s Guild Welcome Coffee!


Want to meet other Catholic families with small children?

Oct 27, 2019: 3:30pm (weekly)

Every Sunday at 3:30pm in the Curch.

Mass follows at 4:00pm in the Church.


The Journey Begins

Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019: 4:00pm - 5:30pm (weekly)

The last session for 2019 begins on Oct 1 in the Pre-School Resource Room 6.

This is our grief support group for those newly bereaved and also for those who feel they are not moving through their grief well.


Epic Church History Class

Oct 29, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (weekly)

in the Faith Formation Building

NO COST. NO SIGN-UP. Everyone is welcome! Food and discussion.


Fri, Nov 1 - the Solemniy of All Saints - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Oct 31, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019

Mass times:
Thu, Oct 31 5:00pm Vigil Mass
Fri, Nov 1 8:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm


Sacristans and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Needed

Do you desire to serve God and our parishioners? Do you want to learn to assist the priest at Mass? No experience required but you must be a practicing Catholic at Our Lady of Joy.

Contact Nancy Cisar: desertdogs2@cox.net or 602-819-4166.

Wish List for the Parish Hall Renovation

The renovation of our Parish Hall is well underway and on track for completion in December! We have put together a “Wish List” that encompasses a wide variety of items and many different price points needed for the Parish Hall

Thank you for your generosity!


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