From the Pastor

Pentecost

05-20-2018Fr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we celebrate the birthday of the Church. The promised Holy Spirit that we’ve heard about these last couple of weeks comes down upon the Apostles, and their lives would never be the same! The world would never be the same! The Catholic Church, as founded by Christ, now celebrates the fact that the Holy Spirit remains with us to this very day. It is the Holy Spirit that enables all of us to hear Our Lord’s call to follow Him every day.  It the same Holy Spirit that enables us to build the Kingdom of God here and now. It is the same Holy Spirit that enables us to do God’s work, while we await His return! 

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Events & Announcements

Eucharistic Adoration - Adorers Needed

Consider spending an hour with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.

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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.

SJA Altar Servers

The SJA Altar Server Ministry would like to welcome all new First Communicants - what a priceless gift you have been given!  You are now eligible to become Altar Servers and assist our Priests at the Holy Altar. 

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Luggage of Love
May 19 - May 20

Our Vacation Bible Camp is requesting that all parishioners search their hearts and their closets. We will be collecting new and gently used suitcases and duffle bags to be donated to the Luggage of Love program.

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Suitcases and Duffle Bags Needed
May 19 - May 27

Luggage of Love was created to provide luggage and comfort items to vulnerable children in emergent or transitional situations.

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National Day of Prayer - Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
May 21

On March 3, 2018, Pope Francis formally decreed that the Monday following Pentecost, May 21 shall be celebrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.

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Knights of Columbus Annual Family Picnic
May 23 5:00pm - 8:00pm

This year’s annual family picnic will be held at St. Joan of Arc in the ramada. This event is free, and everyone is invited.

For more information, please contact Grand Knight Dan Currier at dnrcurrier@hotmail.com or 480-285-5380.

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It's Bingo Time!
May 24 6:30pm

The SJA Knights of Columbus monthly Bingo night is open to the public in Weidner Hall at 6:30pm.

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Cultural Diversity Mass
May 26 4:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2018 Cultural Diversity Mass at St. Luke Parish, 1944 N. 7th Avenue. The festivities begin with an ethnic music presentation at 4:00pm followed by Mass with Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares at 5:00pm and a free reception at 6:00pm. We hope to see you there.

A Desert Morning of Prayer & Discernment
Jun 2

Join the Office of Consecrated Life of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration for A Desert Morning of Prayer and Discernment at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery in Tonopah, AZ.

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