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David LinsCatholic Thoughts

November 22

11-22-2020David 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.



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!

Dr. Brant Pitre’s reflections on the coming Sunday’s readings

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.

Our Lady's Guild Hike

Add Fri, Nov 27 @ 8:30 AM

Join us for an easy Turkey Trekkie Trot hike of 2.4 miles on Nov 27 at Rustler Trail and connectors. We will meet at Browns Ranch Trailhead (30301 N. Alma School Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85262) at 08:30am.


The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Add Fri, Nov 27 @ 10:00 AM (weekly)

Fridays at 10:00am

Bring your Catechism as we will be going through it during the group – being sure to hit as many high points as possible.



Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events

Pray the Rosary with Knights and others at 8:00 and 10:30am on Sundays (after the 7:00am and before the 11:00am Masses)

Save these Dates:

  • KOC Blood Drive: Sun, Nov 22
  • Thanksgiving St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive: Sun, Nov 22


Parish Christmas Project

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!


Parish Grief Support Groups

The Parish Grief Support Groups will be starting up again. Please call for more information about The Journey Begins and The Journey Continues.


Sacristans, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Needed

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.


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