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The Mercy of God

08-18-2019David Lins

I remember a recent conversation about the mercy of God. One of the people said, “If a serial killer is in heaven, I don’t want to be there.” I thought the person better tread carefully. Thanks to our free will, God will allow us to make that choice. But it sounds dangerously like the brother in the story of the prodigal son—unwilling to accept his father’s forgiveness.

I would propose his mercy is a much tougher pill to swallow than his judgement - although the two are inextricably intertwined.

We can all grasp the judgement of God. Why? We have all been hurt and would like to see the perpetrator get what is coming to them. Judgement from a just judge can be scary, but our minds can make sense of it.


Announcements and Events

Preschool Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be a part of our school volunteer group? We are in need of 2 more classroom/school volunteers for the new school year. Start date would be the second week in September.


Consecration to Jesus through Mary

Aug 12, 2019

Monday nights at 6:30pm facilitated by Fr. Jess beginning Mon, Jul 29, and Wednesday mornings at 9:30am beginning Wed, Jul 31 facilitated by David Lins.


Epic: A Journey through Church History

Aug 20, 2019: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Class is held on the South Side of the Faith Formation building.

Epic focuses on the foundations of the Church: the Saints, Protestantism, the foundations of Western Civilizations and more!


Acolyte Installation Mass

Aug 23, 2019: 6:00pm

at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

We are pleased to announce that The Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmstead has called OLOJ parishioner Dr. Handel A. Metcalf to be instituted into the Ministry of Instituted Acolyte.


St. Joseph's Men's Group

Aug 23, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019: 6:30am (weekly)

every Friday, in the Teen Center


Want to meet other Catholic families with small children?

Aug 25, 2019: 3:20pm (weekly)

Beginning August 4th, every Sunday at 3:20pm in the Faith Formation Building.

Mass follows at 4:00pm in the Church.


Understand the Sunday Readings

Aug 26, 2019: 10:30am - 12:00pm (weekly)

every Monday in the Faith Formation Building (follow the signs from the entrance to the church)


The Journey Continues

Aug 27, 2019: 4:00pm

on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, in the Teen Center


St. Joseph's Men's Group

Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019: 6:30am (weekly)

every Friday, in the Teen Center


Unique Concert at Our Lady of Joy!

Aug 31, 2019: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a beautiful concert in our church from 7:00-9:00pm! Priests from the Archdiocese Zamboanga Philippines will perform as a fundraiser for the Youth of the Philippines. There is no charge to attend; freewill donations appreciated. Fr. Jess hopes to see you there!