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God knows what we are going through - Because He has never left our side

05-21-2017David Lins

As many of you know, I’ve suffered a few significant losses over the first forty three years of my life. Although the circumstances are fairly unique, suffering catastrophic loss in and of itself is anything but unique.

Just as you might not be able to comprehend courts changing laws and an adoption being halted after only ten months of raising a baby girl who already calls you “dada,” I cannot comprehend losing my wife after decades of marriage.

Many of us have had to suffer unimaginable loss at various points in our lives. It was as if we were admitted membership to a club we never applied to join. Yet, once admitted, we discovered a thing or two.

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Announcements and Events

Congratulations to Fr. Jess, A New American Citizen!

Fr. Jess Ty formally finished his journey to be a citizen of the United States by taking the Oath of Citizenship on May 9 in downtown Phoenix. Fr. Jess was one of three speakers at the ceremony who described his path to becoming an American with all its rights and privileges.

An article about Fr. Jess’ achievement will appear in the June issue of The Catholic Sun.

Church Renovation Schedule

Architectural renderings are now on display in the Parish Hall.

For your safety during the renovation, the church will be off limits to everyone except for the construction crew. Out of respect for the workers, we appreciate your understanding and support.

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Vacation Bible School 2017: Maker Fun Factory-Registration Now Open!

  • This is one you will not want to miss! Jun 5-9 8:00am - 11:30am with daily Mass.
  • Volunteers are needed!

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Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center May Wish List

Pasta Sauce, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cream Soups, Toiletries, Feminine Products, Bars of Soap, Standard Size Shampoo and Conditioner, Diapers in sizes Newborn, 5 and 6.

Help Wanted: Volunteers for Sunday Donuts

Help is needed for the 9:00am mass on the first Sunday of each month. Gather with your community and serve donuts, coffee and juice.

Contact Linda Wolcott: 480-595-9662 or email lewolcott@cox.net.

Help Wanted: St. Vincent de Paul Food Prep and Packing Lunches

Parish members interested in doing food prep and packing lunches at the central kitchen of St. Vincent de Paul, we work the first Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 11:30am.

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Join the OLOJ "Fan" Club

Once again, we're starting up the OLOJ FAN CLUB in support of the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Anyone can join. There are no dues or meetings involved. Here is how to participate...

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Faithful Teens Seek Support

Several members of the OLOJ high school youth group are eagerly anticipating attending “Steubenville West”, an impactful Catholic conference to be held this summer in Tucson. The cost is $195 per student. We have a family with three students, all of whom would like to attend.

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Lost your job? Considering a career change?

Lost your job? Current position getting you down? Resume revision underway? Considering a career change? Retired, relevant parishioner professionals, without a fee are ready to help! Your identity is kept confidential.

For more information contact the OLOJ Career and Financial Counseling Ministry at 480-488-2229.

An Opportunity to Serve Our Homeless and Working Poor

Parish members interested in doing food prep and packing lunches on at the central kitchen of St. Vincent De Paul, please contact Dr. Norman and Connie Spisak at n_spisak@yahoo.com or at 480-575-3149.

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