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May Jesus bless you with His peace.

01-17-2016Fr. Matthew Krempel

Jesus told His apostles that when they should enter a town or house, that they should bless the town or house with “Peace to this house,” (Lk. 10:5). St. Francis of Assisi would change this greeting to: “May the Lord bless you with peace.”

We know too that when Jesus appeared to the apostles on the first night of the first day of the week, on the day of His resurrection from the dead, that according to St. John, He greeted them with “Peace be with you.” Again He said: “Peace be with you.” (Jn. 20:19a.21a)

Also, during His last supper, according to St. John, Jesus assured His apostles “Peace I leave you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let your hearts not be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (Jn. 14:27)

St. Irenaeus teaches his disciples that to be at peace with the world is to be at war with God. To be at peace with Christ Jesus, is to be at war with the world. Probably another of version of “you cannot serve both God and mammon," Mt. 6:24.

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Donate Last Year's Palms

Please consider donating your last year’s palms (from Palm Sunday) to be used for ashes on Ash Wednesday. Palms can be dropped off at the Parish Office through Fri, Mar 1.

New Deacon Formation Cohort Announced

This group of men, with the support of their wives and families, will work together for the next 5 years toward ordination as permanent deacons in the Diocese of Phoenix in the fall of 2024.

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St. Mary Softball Team

If you would like some exercise, fellowship, and fun, then come join the St. Mary softball team! We need males and females aged 15 and up. All skill levels welcome. We play Tuesday nights at Centennial Park. If interested, contact Kathleen at 520-921-0421 or ksbfamilynp@gmail.com.

Continuing Religious Formation for children grades PreK-8th Grade

Formation classes are held on Thursday evenings starting from 5:00-6:30pm.

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Grupo CERS

Feb 15 7:00pm

Te invitan todos los viernes a las 7:00pm a los cursos de Biblia.

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