Online Bulletin

April 2

04-02-2020David Lins

Readings for the Day: GN 17:3-9, PS 105:4-9, JN 8:51-59

As I am prone to do, I’d like to zero in on one line from today’s readings. And you don’t need to go far to find it. It is the first half of the first line of the First Reading: “When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him…”

When was the last time we humbled ourselves before God? I’m talking getting on our knees next to our beds and pleaded with him? I’m talking let our requests be so real that tears have fallen from our eyes? I’m talking walking down the center aisle of our church (where we’ve moved adoration to aid in social distancing) and laid down on our chests to beg God?

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Announcements and Events

Are you receiving our Parish email blasts with the latest information?

If you are not, please send your email address to Lauren at lharo@oloj.org so that you can be kept up-to-date with all of the latest news from our parish and our diocese.

Our Lady's Guild Lenten Project

Our Lady’s Guild will once again facilitate the Parish Lenten Project to benefit two worthy agencies.

Donations are gratefully accepted by mail.

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Our Priests Want to See Your Faces at the Easter Vigil Mass!

If you intend on participating in our Easter Vigil Mass this year (Sat, Apr 11 at 7:30pm on Facebook Live), please email a photo of yourself or your family to dlins@oloj.org with "Easter Picture" in the subject line.

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Parish-wide Novena

Mar 27, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020

Our first parish-wide Novena (9 days of prayer for a specific intention) will be prayed from Fri, Mar 27 - Sat, Apr 4 (inclusive), concluding by Palm Sunday, Apr 5. We will pray The Healing Prayer of St. Raphael.

Blood Drive

Apr 5, 2020: 7:30pm - 12:30pm

Even though the Diocese has temporarily canceled all parish activities, we are still being allowed to sponsor the Knights blood drive at Our Lady of Joy as scheduled on Sun, Apr 5.

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Parish-wide Novena: Apr 10-18

Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020

Our second parish-wide Novena (9 days of prayer for a specific intention) will be prayed from Fri, Apr 10 - Sat, Apr 18 (inclusive). We will pray The Divine Mercy Novena which can be found at www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/novena.

Easter Vigil Livestream Mass

Apr 11, 2020: 7:30pm

Public masses are suspended but Easter is definitely not cancelled! Participate by going to our website for our Livestream Easter Masses. Vigil Mass on Saturday, Apr 11 at 7:30pm and Easter Sunday Mass on April 12 at 10:00am.

Our Lady of Joy Summer Camp: Session 1

May 26, 2020 - May 29, 2020: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Calling all campers ages 3-10 years old to Our Lady of Joy Summer camp! We will have cooking, science, outside games, puzzles, scavenger hunts and more! Camp times are 9:00am to 1:00pm each day.

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Our Lady of Joy Summer Camp: Session 2

Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Calling all campers ages 3-10 years old to Our Lady of Joy Summer camp! We will have cooking, science, outside games, puzzles, scavenger hunts and more! Camp times are 9:00am to 1:00pm each day.

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VBS 2020

Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 18, 2020: 7:45am - 12:00pm

Save the date for Our Lady of Joy 2020 Vacation Bible School, “Around the World with Our Lady!”

This is a great opportunity for children to learn about our beautiful Catholic faith while having fun too!

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