A Mobile Home

06-24-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

A house is difficult to move unless it is a mobile home.

We all know someone—or several people—who have left the Catholic Faith. The resulting emotions might include hurt, disappointment, and/or shock. How could they leave?

The bottom line is simple: how strong was their foundation? If a foundation is shallow, the slightest breeze can blow it over. If a person doesn’t realize Mary is referenced in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, any attack on the Blessed Mother can shake them. If a person doesn’t realize Jesus didn’t budge when people left during His teaching on the Eucharist, any attack on the Eucharist can shake them. If a person doesn’t realize Scripture clearly describes God calling us and knowing us while we are still in the womb (as found in this weekend’s Readings), abortion ceases to be an article of our Faith.


Share Our Faith

06-17-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

If I could go back in time, there are a few things I’d change. One of them would involve spending habits in my early twenties. An example would be when I bought a little used convertible Miata instead of a car that was functional. I wish I would’ve been more frugal and invested the extra money. If I had, my wife and I would be in a better position to adopt a second child. Now…looking back… driving a convertible for a few years seems so dumb compared to the ability to adopt a second child.


Who God Is

06-10-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

A few weeks ago, at the Parish Scripture Study Group (Mondays at 10:30am in Room 3 of the Parish Hall—join us!), we were discussing why the Church teaches the mystery of the Trinity is the central mystery of our entire faith. This is because every other mystery is about what God does. The mystery of the Trinity is about who God is.


Let Us Go Forth

06-03-2018Pastor LetterFr. Jess Ty

Dear Parishioners,

As announced at our masses, Our Lady of Joy Parish is partnering with our Diocese to meet both the needs of our diocesan community and the needs of our parish family with a new campaign—Together Let Us Go Forth.


He will not Let Us Stray from His Plan

06-03-2018Catholic ThoughtsDavid Lins

Have you ever felt the promptings of the Holy Spirit? These usually come in the form of something that you wouldn’t normally do, but feel compelled to accomplish that will give glory to God or His blessing to another.