From the Pastor
“I have come to set the earth on fire..."08-18-2019Fr. Dan Connealy
This Sunday we enter the 20th Week in Ordinary Time. In our Gospel the Lord begins with a striking greeting, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” The fire that Jesus wishes to cast is not a destructive fire, but the fire of his love. It would be false to think that just because it is not a purely destructive fire it is not violent. The love of God is indeed fierce. Jesus knows many people will reject it because it does not measure up to the standards we have set before us in society. To love as the Father loves means that we first must open our hearts to receive from his bounty. Without living in the love of the Father, we have nothing to give.READ MORE
Events & Announcements
Help Wanted: Ushers for Sat 4:30pm Mass
Ushers (male/female) are needed for the weekly 4:30pm Saturday Mass. If you are a registered parishioner and would like to join this Ministry, please contact Jean Green at 602-867-9171 Ext. 308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 24, 2019: 9:00am (every fourth Saturday of the month)
4th Saturday of the month after 8:30am Mass
Meetings include prayer, ancient Lectio Divina, magisterial church teaching, wisdom of the saints, refreshment, formation and friendship with others as we grow into the image of Christ – in the hope of bringing His light to the world.
First Aid Training Class
Aug 26, 2019: 9:00am - 12:00pm
St. Joan of Arc Preschool will be hosting a CPR, AED, and First Aid training class. Only $20 per person. Contact Debbie Hillaird at 602-867-9179 if you are interested.
Aug 29, 2019: 10:00am - 12:00pm (weekly)
Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm, Aug 8-29
First Friday Adoration
Sep 6, 2019 (every first Friday of the month)
We now have Adoration in the Chapel every First Friday of the month from 9:00am (after the 8:30am Mass) until 6:00pm, ending with Benediction.
SOLTeen Kick Off Social Event
Sep 9, 2019: 6:00pm
SOLTeen Youth Group begins with Mass at 6:00pm until 8:15pm. Join us for food, fellowship and games! Welcome Back!!
SOLTeen Prayer Night
Sep 16, 2019: 6:00pm
Join us for Mass at 6:00pm followed by food, fellowship and prayer in Santa Maria hall until 8:15pm. Prayer nights aim to assist the teens as they journey in their relationship with God and will include Adoration and an opportunity for Confession at the end of the night.