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November 2211-22-2020David Lins
It’s that time of year again. Many of us are beginning to rack our brains in an effort to come up with good gift ideas for our loved ones. We hope the gifts effectively communicate our love. We hope that the gifts are instantly cherished. We hope they are put to use.
As the father of a little toddler, I can tell when she loves a gift because she immediately starts using it—be it playing with a toy, coloring in a book, or putting on a dress. And when it is put to use, it honors me, the giver of the gift.
Many of us have been richly blessed with many gifts. And I used this analogy years ago, but it is worth repeating now that I have a three year old…
When Georgiana is playing with a friend, I’ve noticed her obvious joy when she is sharing her toys freely. There are giggles and smiles all over the place. But when she is in rough patch (usually due to exhaustion or hunger) and she is trying to hoard everything, her beautiful disposition is masked under a scowl.READ MORE
Catholicism: The Pivotal Players
Add Wed, Nov 18 @ 3:30 PM
Join David Lins in rooms 5 & 6 every Wednesday at 3:30pm, Nov 18 - Dec 16, for a five week course on some of the most pivotal players in Catholicism. We will cover Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, John Henry Newman, and G.K. Chesterton. Hope you can join us!
Add Mon, Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM (weekly)
Every Monday - if you request it – at about 9:00am, I will email you a transcript of Dr. Brant Pitre’s reflections on the coming Sunday’s readings. They provide deep insight and context that bring the readings to life in an entirely new way.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Add Thu, Nov 26 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for Mass at 9:00am. This Mass will not be live-streamed.
Special envelopes will be passed out after weekend masses in early November. Please return your envelopes to the parish office by Dec 1. With your help, we will make Christmas a little brighter for the students at St. Agnes and St. Charles Catholic Schools! THANK YOU!
Consider becoming an Extraordinary Minister, Altar Server or Sacristan! No special skills required and training is provided although you must be a practicing Catholic at Our Lady of Joy.