From the Pastor

Cultivate Humility

09-19-2021Fr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

Recently I ran across an article about St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. It reminded me of a list that I saw while I was in college and had forgotten about. The list is 15 ways to cultivate humility. It was a list her sisters were familiar with and which I’ve found very helpful. Humility is sometimes a difficult virtue to understand. The most important thing I have learned about humility is that it is always grounded in truth. False humility is not grounded in the truth. As we strive to grow in humility it can be helpful to ask ourselves if a certain statement or action is rooted in truth. Humility does not lie about the truth or try to cover it up, but acknowledges the truth at appropriate or necessary moments. Here is the list from St. Mother Teresa. I hope and pray you find it useful.

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Events & Announcements

Safe Environment Renewal

The year runs from July 1 - June 30 of the following year. This means that everyone is required to renew their SET for 2021-2022.

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Sign up to provide snacks for our teens

If you are interested and would like to provide food for our teens, please contact Mary Lenchner at mlenchner@stjoanofarc.com or 602-867-9171 ext 309 to be put on the sign-up list.

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St. Damien's Helpers

Our church ministry makes hats, scarfs, baby blankets, afghans and lap quilts for SMIS, St. Vincent de Paul, St Joan preschoolers, our US veterans and homeless citizens.

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Healing and Deliverance Ministry

Add Tue, Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM

This Ministry will resume meeting in the Church on Tue, Sep 14 at 6:30pm and will continue meeting on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Flights of Faith

Add Thu, Sep 30 @ 6:30 PM

at Ground Control Craft Food & Drink, 4860 N. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park, AZ (We will be on the patio.)

Come enjoy Flights of Faith, food and drinks, and a talk by Fr. Ryan Lee on 9 Choirs of Angels. General Q & A Session to follow.

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Kevin Saunders Bible Study: Book of John

Add Thu, Sep 30 @ 10:00 AM (weekly)

Thursdays at 10:00am in Weidner Hall beginning Thu, Sep 16

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Handcrafted Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Gifts

Add Sat, Oct 2 - Sun, Oct 3

Please stop by the tables of religious wares (Nativity set, Rosaries, statues, crucifixes, charms, etc.) after all the Masses the weekend of Oct 2/3.

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Blood Drive

Add Sun, Oct 10 @ 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Schedule your appointment with the Red Cross at redcrossblood.org/donate.

Note: Masks are required for all volunteers and donors.

Healing and Deliverance Ministry

Add Tue, Oct 12 @ 6:30 PM

This Ministry will resume meeting in the Church on Tue, Sep 14 at 6:30pm and will continue meeting on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month.

SJA Senior Ministry Board Meeting

Add Thu, Oct 14 @ 9:30 AM

in Santa Maria Hall