From the Pastor

House Blessing

01-07-2018Fr. Don Kline, V.F.

One of the great Christmas traditions of the Church is to bless one's house to start a new year; and in a perfect world we the priests and deacons Peter and Mark could get that done for all of our parishioners before the close of Christmas on January 8th. Breaking the numbers down for our 2000 families that would mean each of us would need to bless about 42 homes a day for the 12 days of Christmas, which would be a fun challenge for us and probably the making of an insane Hallmark movie [or our next fundraising opportunity]. In lieu of that, we will instead provide in this bulletin the prayers for the blessing of a home during the Christmas season. Why blessed with chalk?

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Events & Announcements

Eucharistic Adoration - Adorers Needed

Consider spending an hour with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.

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St. John XXIII Catholic School - Accepting Applications

St. John XXIII Catholic School is currently accepting applications for all grades for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications can be found online at www.saintjohnxxiii.org, under the Admissions tab.

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Service Opportunities

Are you looking for a way to be a part of the St. Joan of Arc community?

For more information, please call Andy Lambros at 602-867-9171 x307 or alambros@stjoanofarc.com.

Maggie's Thrift

1517 E. McDowell Rd. All Profits go to Maggie's Place. Donate/Shop/Volunteer. Pick Ups Available for Furniture or Large Items, NO CHARGE. Call 24 hours in advance to schedule 602-252-1178.

Father Gaitley's The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am, Jan 16 - Mar 20

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Giant Rummage Sale
Jan 20 7:00am - 3:00pm

at Blessed Sacrament Church, 11300 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale

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Hungry Souls: A Night of faith, fellowship and feasting
Jan 20

Fr. Steve Kunkel, Pastor at St. Thomas, presents "God and Photography."

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Knights of Columbus Thursday Night Bingo
Jan 25 6:30pm

Open to the public. Concessions are available. Play all games for only $20! Bring a First time player & both receive $5.00 off admission.

World Wide Marriage Encounter ( WWME)
Jan 26

Let us also learn to serve our spouses by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend.

The next weekend is on Jan 26-28 at Mount Claret Retreat Center. To apply online, and for Weekend dates, visit www.wwmearizona.com

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
Jan 27 10:00am - 11:30am

  • for kids ages 9-14
  • Registration forms will be available after Masses on Jan 20/21.