Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

09-17-2017Fr. Chauncey Winkler

"Forgive your neighbors injustice, then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven" This quote from today's first reading sounds a lot like "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Sirach goes on to say that the way we treat others, particularly those with whom we are angry, is what we can expect from the Lord. "Can anyone nourish anger against another and expect healing from the Lord?"

When the forgiven man went to demand payment from his debtor, he heard from him the very same words and actions that he had so recently offered to the king. But the forgiven man did not recognize his own voice in the debtor. He did not see his plight in the debtor's plight. What he did not or would not see brought him to condemn himself with his own words and actions. He only made an inescapable demand on himself when he spoke to the debtor.


Events and Announcements

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary

Volunteers are needed at the registration table to to assist parishioners in selecting the date for Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosaries to be said in their homes.


Coffee & Donuts and Breakfast Burritos

Sundays following Mass in Holy Family Parish Center. All proceeds from the breakfast go to benefit the Building Fund.

Breakfast Burritos $4.00

Single Adults Group

for single adults of men and women between the ages of 18-30 years


Our Lady of the Desert Mission: Mass & Blessing
Sep 28 12:00pm

Mass & Blessing of Our Lady of the Desert Conference St. Vincent de Paul Building at 12:00pm. All parishioners are invited to attend.

Special Blessing for all couples celebrating an anniversary in October
Sep 30 - Oct 1

Couples that are celebrating their wedding anniversary during October will have an opportunity to receive a special blessing at all the Masses the weekend of Sep 30/Oct 1.

Our Lady of the Desert Mission: Annual Parish Appreciation Potluck
Oct 1 11:00am - 3:00pm

Meat & beverages provided. Games & prizes for the kids. Volunteers needed.

Contact Barbara at 928-263-1720 or Israel at 702-742-9120.

Families Creating Greeting Cards
Oct 1

Our parish homebound families are visited once a week to receive our Lord through the Eucharist. This is your opportunity to help brighten up their lives with a homemade card that you and your family can make for them.


13th Anniversary of the Dedication of the New Church
Oct 3

Masses at 8:30am or 5:30pm. Reception to follow the 8:30am Mass.

Blessing of Animals
Oct 7 12:00pm

In honor of the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, the blessing of animals will at 12:00pm in front of the church. This is a wonderful opportunity to have your animals blessed. Leashes are required.