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David LinsCatholic Thoughts

Be a Pawn for the Lord

09-23-2018David Lins

I mess up. Often. Ask anyone who knows me well. As a result, I sometimes get discouraged in my efforts to be a disciple. I feel unworthy and unable. Yet, there are certain verses of the Bible that give me hope. In the ninth chapter of Mark, the disciples are arguing over who was the greatest.

I can almost hear them now, “I am so much more humble than you!” “You are crazy! No one has been, is, or ever will be as humble as I am!” It seems ridiculous on the surface until we do a good examination of conscience.



Catholic Schools Sacramental Preparation Registration
Sep 19

Registration for Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion for Elementary Grades


ENDOW - Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women
Sep 20

"The world doesn't need what women have. It needs what women are." - St. Edith Stein


Epic Church History
Sep 21 9:30am - 11:30am

Every Friday with Mike Snozek in the Parish Hall/Room 3.

Contact mikesnozek@gmail.com or call 602-320-2912.

Saturday Morning Bible Study
Sep 22 9:30am - 11:30am

Did you know that we have an adult Bible Study that meets every Saturday morning in the Teen Center?

Please contact Dr. Catherine Cisar if you have any questions at 480-313-5963 or chatkath68@me.com. OR just show up!

Celebrate Catholic School Students
Sep 23 11:00am

Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church will celebrate Catholic students at our All School Mass.



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Parish Office Workroom Closed

Attention all ministry heads, volunteers, and parishioners. The Parish Office Workroom will be closed Oct 1-Nov 1.


Safe Environment Renewal Training-Foundation Classes

The Diocese of Phoenix requires that volunteers in a parish complete the Safe Environment Training (SET) program. The program consists of a Foundation Class and an Online Renewal Video.


Sacristans and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Needed

Do you desire to serve God and your fellow parishioners? Do you want to learn to assist the priest at Mass? Consider becoming an Extraordinary Minister or Sacristan!


RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Why would people remain Catholic despite all the news? Why are people still joining the Church? I’ll give you a hint: It’s the Founder, not the people.


Youth Ministry: What is it?

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Ushers Needed

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