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Prayer Deprivation

07-23-2017David Lins

As the parent of a newborn, sleep becomes a treasured commodity. You might get a good night’s sleep one night and you might only get two hours the following night. Even if you get six hours of shuteye, it might come in increments of 100 minutes between adventures involving crying and toxic diapers.

Do not misunderstand me. I am blessed beyond description and love every second of fatherhood. ...but sleep deprivation can manifest itself in some pretty interesting ways…


Announcements and Events

Church Renovation Update

One of the most significant changes in the renovation of Our Lady of Joy is the relocation of the Choir area from the front of the church to the back. Our music director, Gabriel Martinez, explains the four liturgical reasons for the move.


High School Youth Group Summer Series

For rising 9th-12th grade students Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm in the Teen Center. Join us for food, fellowship and fun! A time to hang out and connect with your friends and your faith.

Youth Group Registration: Call 480-346-3046.

Pancakes With Jesus

A Summer Youth Group Experience for rising 6th grade through 12th grade students. Wednesdays Jun 14 - Aug 9, 8:00-10:00am. Daily Mass at 8:00am followed by breakfast in the Teen Center. Join us for food, fellowship and prayer.

Youth Group Registration: Maggie at or 480-346-3046.

Summer is the time to begin Sacramental Planning for school-age children!

Our Faith Formation team is available this summer to enroll your child in the classes required for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion andConfirmation. Classes will begin in September for all grade levels.


Al-Anon Meetings

Every Tuesday at 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.

How Can You Financially Support Your Parish?

There are several different ways you can easily support your parish!


Vendors and Crafters Wanted for Holiday Bazaar

Our 11th Annual Holiday Bazaar will take place on Fri, Nov 3 and Sat, Nov 4 from 9:00am-4:00pm.


Catholicism 101

Every Sunday at 9:00am in the Teen Center!


Our Lady of Joy Preschool Now Enrolling

Enrolling now for Fall 2018. Contact Jessica Snook, Director of Preschool 480-595-6409


OLOJ Career and Financial Counseling Ministry

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