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David LinsCatholic Thoughts

An Honored Guest is Coming Soon!

11-19-2017David Lins

The Christmas shopping season is upon us with less than forty days until Christmas. Many people are putting up their lights. Even more have begun to browse Amazon for the perfect gift. Others have picked the perfect day to decorate a tree. A few are strategically placing mistletoe. Still, others might have entered into negotiations about how much time will be spent with each extended family.

Whatever your situation might be, there is no denying that Christmas is coming once again and certain things must be done to get ready.

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Events

St.Charles Apache Mission School Gift Drive
Dec 2 - Dec 3

OLOJ has a tradition of providing the K-7th grade students at this school on the San Carlos Reservation with Christmas gifts. Red gift bags and the children's wish lists will be distributed after masses on Dec 2/3 with collections on Dec 9/10 and Dec 16/17.

Our Lady's Guild Christmas Luncheon
Dec 2 11:00am

All Women of the Parish are Invited to the Orange Tree Golf Club 10601 N. 56th Street, Scottsdale, 85254. Please RSVP with Catherine Cisar 480-551-1113.

13th Annual St. Nick's Breakfast
Dec 3 10:00am

There will be a delicious breakfast served after the 9:00am Mass, crafts for children, portraits with Santa and preschool class song presentations.

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Advent Retreat
Dec 4

Advent...How are you getting ready? Mark your calendars for December 4 and 11. David Lins, Our Director of Faith Formation, has created a new (free) two week Advent Retreat called...“Preparing for the King".

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Perpetual Adoration
Dec 8

Perpetual Adoration in the Queen of Peace Chapel will resume after the 8:00am Mass on Fri, Dec 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin.

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Announcements

Items for Our Church

Several parishioners have asked if there are opportunities to make donations for items that are needed inside the renovated church.

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EPIC - A Journey Through Church History

Fridays 9:30-11:30am through Fri, Dec 8

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Attention All OLOJ Volunteers

The Diocese of Phoenix requires that all volunteers in a parish complete the Safe Environment Training program.

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We Need Altar Servers

Do you feel called to serve God in a unique way and with love for His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ? As an Altar Server, you will see Mass in ways that others may not and your service will be “For the Greater Glory of God.”

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Help Wanted: Sacristans and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Do you desire to serve God and your fellow parishioners? Do you want to learn to assist the priest at Mass? Consider becoming an Extraordinary Minister or Sacristan!

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How Can You Financially Support Your Parish?

There are several methods you may use to financially support your parish.

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OLOJ Career & Financial Counseling Ministry

Lost your job? Current position getting you down? Resume revision underway? Considering a career change?

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Faith Formation (RE, CCD) Classes

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm in the Parish Hall.

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Al-Anon Meetings

Every Tuesday 7:00pm at Christ the Lord Lutheran, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Carefree. We welcome relatives and friends of alcoholics and addicts, where we share our experience, strength, and hope. Please call 480-353-9444 for information.

Alegria Gifts 20% Off Sale

All Christmas items will be 20% off Nov 19-Nov 26.

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