Important Events … 20-Jan-2019

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

Let me talk about what is happening this month.

The gathering to learn about what a parish council is went very well.  Very good turn out and Dennis Mahaney gave a detailed overview.  On Monday, January 21st at 7 pm, he will discuss the nuts and bolts of how the council works.  The meeting will be in the convent living room.

Gathering in the Church on January 28th at 7 pm.  Parish wide meeting to further discuss the accomplishments of 2018 and look toward to the goals of 2019.  There will be time for parishioners to bring up any topics or questions. I hope to see you there.

On January 31st, we will have the first gathering of a men’s group.  Why a men’s group?  Bishop Thomas Olmsted called all the men of the Diocese of Phoenix to enter the battle which is hurting children, families, marriages and the Church.  In his exhortation called “Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted to the Men of the Diocese of Phoenix,” he details how men are called to be men for God and to use the words of St. Paul “to fight the good fight.”  It is my hope that this new group will support men and help them follow what Jesus is asking of them today.  At that time we will decide the format of the meetings, when and how often they will gather and name the group.  The first gathering will take place in the rectory at 7 pm on January 31st.  All Men are invited.  On our webpage is the link to the introduction video called “A Call to Battle.”

May Almighty God open our eyes to see the wonder of His presence among us and help us reflect Divine light to all those we meet.

In Christ’s peace,

Fr. David


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