Online Bulletin

Together Let Us Go Forth

09-17-2017Fr. Michael Straley

Howdy,

I hope you heard that last Thursday, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, bishop Olmsted announced a new diocesan capital campaign, "Together Let Us Go Forth, Juntos Sigamos Adelante". I know that it sounds like an incredible task, but we live in hope...and we work hard.

It is important to see how this campaign will benefit us at OLPH. Of course, it will help pay for the new Catholic high school, Pope St. John Paul II, in Avondale. Many of our students will consider the new school because it may be closer to their homes. Also, there are funds for our three Newman Centers at our universities, especially a new Center at Grand Canyon University. Again, many of our young people will directly benefit from this campaign. Finally, our parish will receive a percentage (30%) of the funds that we raise, to help us with some much needed work. I will be letting you know more about our parish plans in the future.

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Events and Announcements

Help Wanted: Adoration Adorers

Consider spending an hour with Jesus this week.

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Celebrando el primer aniversario de Firme en la Brecha

“No fuiste hecho para la comodidad, fuiste hecho para la grandeza.”
—Papa Benedicto

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On the Road with Jesus: Matthew, Chapters 10-20

  • Thursdays 9:30am or 6:45pm, Sep 7 - Oct 12 in the Notre Dame classroom
  • Jesus teaches his disciples and us how to follow him.

Festival: Food Handlers Test
Sep 23 10:00am

for anyone who plans on helping in anyway cooking or serving food

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International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
Oct 22 - Oct 23

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, six statues were blessed in January of this year by Pope Francis to travel throughout the six continents, re-echoing Our Blessed Mother’s appeal for prayer and reparation to preserve world peace and the sanctity of life.

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Genesis: Joseph, the Dreamer. Chapters 37-50
Oct 26

  • Thursdays 9:30am or 6:45pm, Oct 26 - Dec 7 (skip Nov 23) in the Notre Dame classroom
  • The story of Joseph is critical to an understanding of Genesis. Learn how this story of betrayal and forgiveness is applied to our own lives of faith.

OLPH Fall Festival
Nov 10 - Nov 12

We will have great entertainment, amazing food, and fun games for all ages!

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Focus Session: Getting Ready for Advent Half-Day Retreat
Dec 2

  • in the parish hall
  • Breakfast will be served. Fr. Ryan and Deacon Dennis present reflections and suggestions on making this Christmas season a deeper and more productive spiritual experience.

How to be Happy: Matthew, Chapters 5-7
Jan 4

  • Thursdays 9:30am or 6:45pm, Jan 4 - Feb 8 in the Notre Dame classroom
  • In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus urged his listeners to live in a way that fosters justice and harmony.