Online Bulletin

What stops us from sharing our Catholic Faith (more often)?

06-25-2017David Lins

What stops us from sharing our Catholic Faith (more often)? There are four likely suspects: lack of knowledge, lack of integrity, lack of belief, or lack of courage.

Many of us feel as though we don’t know enough. If we begin a conversation, we might get tied up in knots by someone who has studied their faith more than we have studied Catholicism.

The remedy is to attend our Faith Formation programming. Catholicism 101 is almost every Sunday at 9:00am (tucked conveniently between the 7:30am and 11:00am Masses so you could go to either) in the Teen Center (for the duration of church construction). You can also access our parish Formed.org account. Go to www.formed.org , click on register, enter parish code 7Y2GH8 and set up a free personal account.

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Announcements and Events

Church Renovation Update

The renovation of the church is well underway and on track! Mass will be celebrated in the Hall until October 1.

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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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.

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Food Bank June Wish List

Our Food Bank is in need of the following items: Pasta Sauce, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cream Soups, Toiletries, Feminine Products, Standard size Shampoo and Conditioner, Bars of Soap, Adult diapers and briefs, Newborn Diapers, Size 5 and 6 Diapers and Bottled Water.

Our Lady's Guild Registration

Registration for the 2017-2018 Our Lady’s Guild season is underway.

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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!

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Vendors and Crafters Wanted for Holiday Bazaar

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

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Catholicism 101
Jun 6 9:00am

In the Teen Center through the end of June.

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High School Youth Group Summer Series
Jun 12

For rising 9th grade through 12 grade students Mondays beginning Jun 12 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
Jun 14 8:00am - 10:00am

A Summer Youth Group Experience for rising 6th grade through 12th grade students. Wednesdays Jun 14 - August 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 mcurtis@oloj.org or 480-346-3046.