The Messages of our Lady of Fatima

04-23-2017Pastor LetterFr. Jess Ty

Dear Family of God,

Beginning this May, we will be trying to learn the Messages of our Lady of Fatima in order to commemorate the 100th Year Anniversary of her apparitions and her concern for us, her children. We will culminate this celebration on October 13th.

“The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children (Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta and Sr. Lucy) at Fatima, Portugal, where the Blessed Mother appeared once each month from May 13 until October 13, 1917.

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What is Temptation?

03-07-2017Pastor LetterFr. Jess Ty

Temptation is not a sin. It will only become sin when we act on it. It is like an inclination to like or do certain things that appear to be good but in truth are harmful to us. We may be inclined to eat half pound of steak, but we don’t do it, so we are more healthy and free. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said: “At the heart of all temptations is the act of pushing God aside because we perceive him as secondary.”

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Christmas Letter From Fr. Jess

12-25-2016Pastor LetterFr. Jess Ty

Dear Family of God,

What does it mean to trust in God?

When Joseph was engaged to Mary and learned that she was pregnant before they lived together, he considered breaking their engagement. But an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him to take Mary as his wife, because her child was conceived by the power of God. Joseph, like Mary trusted God, so he did as the angel said.

When Mary said 'yes' to the angel, she trusted God even though she understood the danger of being stoned to death as a result of people thinking she was unfaithful (although the precise opposite was true) by becoming pregnant during her engagement period. She also understood she might be despised by her future husband.

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Fr. Jess on Adoration

12-04-2016Pastor LetterFr. Jess Ty

Dear Family of God,

I invite you to make a gift to Jesus for this coming Christmas by giving Him an hour a week in our Perpetual Adoration chapel. The Eucharist is the continuation of the Incarnation of Jesus. He is truly present, body, blood, soul and divinity in the Sacred Host. He longs to be with each one of us. He “thirsts” for your love. As we long to be with our loved ones all the time, so we must also long to be with Jesus as often as possible.

An hour spent with Him is the best hour you will have on this side of eternity. We are in need of at least forty (40) more adorers. Please sign up for an hour, you won’t regret it. May Mary, Queen of Peace intercede for us all.

Yours in Christ through Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty

Draw Closer To Christ

11-01-2016Pastor LetterDavid Lins

Dear Friends,

This weekend, we will hear the story of Zacchaeus, the wealthy tax collector who just wanted to see Jesus. His issue was his short stature as Jesus was already drawing crowds that rendered sight lines for the vertically impaired less than ideal. If Zacchaeus was going to see Jesus, climbing a tree was the only option.

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Victory in Christ

09-18-2016Pastor LetterFr. Jess Ty

Dear Family of God,

I recently attended the Phoenix Diocese “Celebrate and Defend Life Luncheon.”  It was a beautiful event and Bishop Olmsted shared a few thoughts I wanted to pass along.

It can be discouraging to look at our society and see so many people still unwilling to defend the lives of the pre-born, a renewed push for euthanasia with no restrictions and the disintegration of the traditional family.  Yet, we are a people of hope and confidence.

We know how this story ends.  We know Jesus has the victory over death and sin.  There is no need to fear for those who live in Christ.

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My Acceptance into the Seminary

07-10-2016Pastor LetterAndy Miller

My Acceptance into the Seminary

Dear Parishioners,

Through God in His great goodness I have been accepted into the seminary! I will begin my studies on September 8th, 2016, the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady. I will be attending Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, just outside of Lincoln. The clerical society that I am joining is called the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter or Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri (FSSP). The FSSP administers the parish I attend in Phoenix called Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission at 16th Ave. and Monroe. The main charism of the FSSP is the sanctification of its priests and faithful through the use of the Traditional Latin Mass and liturgical books according to the rubrics of 1962. Founded in 1988, the FSSP today operates over 50 parishes in North America and over 200 parishes andschools worldwide.

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What is our ultimate goal in life?

05-01-2016Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear Family of God,

What is our ultimate goal in life?

“WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL KEEP MY WORD, AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM, AND WE WILL COME TO HIM AND MAKE OUR DWELLING WITH HIM.” (JOHN 14:23)

The ultimate goal of our lives is to be in communion with the Holy Trinity in heaven. But it does not mean that we cannot experience this union now here on earth. We can experience a foretaste of this union by loving God above all things and by loving one another as Jesus loved us. When we “keep His word”, that is, His New Commandment, we give our proof that we love Him, and the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit will dwell within us. We will participate in the Divine life of God even now; we will be in communion with the Holy Trinity. That is why at every Mass, after examining ourselves of being free from mortal sin, we receive Holy Communion: the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus our Lord.

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Alleluia!!! Jesus is risen!

03-27-2016Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear Family of God,

Alleluia!!! Jesus is risen!

Easter is a time to reap the fruits of our effort and sacrifices by trying to do the will of God. It's a time to live up or renew our Baptismal Vow to renounce Satan and live for God alone. Easter is about living our life as Jesus wanted us to, like He did: "merciful like the Father". It is a call to think and act more for our eternal reward than just for this world.

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"Laetare" Sunday

03-06-2016Pastor LetterFr. Jesus Ty

Dear Family of God,

Today is called "Laetare" Sunday. Laetare is a Latin command for us all to rejoice because we are nearing the end of our preparation of this Lenten season and are heading toward Easter. Our Holy Mother Church is commanding us to rejoice also because we have a "woefully extravagant", (meaning prodigal) Father in heaven, Who loves sinners who are His children. In the story of the Prodigal Son, one son was a clear sinner (the younger), and the other was a hidden sinner. To be a sinner is not something extravagant, it is a kind of narrow.

Seeing these two sons in our parable, we can see two ways to live which deny our need for God. The younger son lives a life so bad that he feels he does not need God. The older son lived a life so good that he also feels he does not need God. The Father said: "You are my son and everything I have is yours". The son saw it differently; he saw it as slavery. He did not leave home but his heart was not at home, so near yet so far because he does not know his Father.

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