Spiritual Pride

11-05-2017Father Tony Okolo, CSSp

Who doesn't desire the praise and respect of others? Who doesn't like to be recognized or to be praised? We want others to see us at our best with all of our strengths and achievements, rather than at our worst with all of our faults and shortcomings.

Prophet Malachi in the first reading of today calls the attention of priests who prefer the praise and respect of people rather than giving glory to God. He says "If you do not listen, if you do not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name; says the Lord of hosts. I will send a curse upon you and your blessing I will make a curse." Prophet Malachi condemns the attitude of priests who have abandoned true worship and service of God for self-praise and fame. In the days of the Prophet Malachi, many priests had lost the true meaning in the worship of God.


Events and Announcements

Single Adults Group

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


Remembering Our Loved Ones

The parish will offer over 40 Masses this November for all the faithfully departed whose names are written in the Book of Memory located in the Narthex of the church.


Church Donation Envelopes

The 2017-2018 Liturgical Year Church envelopes will be available in the narthex for pickup up on the following weekends: Nov 4/5 and Nov 18/19.

The start date for the new envelopes will be Sun, Dec 3, the first Sunday of Advent.

Help Wanted: Preschool Teacher’s Assistant

A part time preschool teacher's assistant position has become available. It is Monday through Friday, 7:00-11:00am.


Our Lady of the Desert Mission: Upcoming Events
Nov 8

  • Wed, Nov 8 Road Cleanup
  • Sat, Nov 11 Spaghetti Dinner
  • Sat, Nov 18 Mission Belles Raffle


Picture of Love
Nov 11

Our Lady of the Lake is offering "Picture of Love," a marriage preparation program certified by the Diocese of Phoenix.


St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Food Drive
Nov 11 - Nov 12

  • Bags distributed Nov 11/12
  • Donations collected Nov 18/19


Mass for Those Who Have Lost a Spouse
Nov 18 10:00am

Please bring a flower for your loved one. There will be time during the Mass that you will bring the flower to the altar. A reception in the Holy Family Parish Center will follow the Mass.

Oremus Rosary Makers Bake Sale
Nov 18 - Nov 19

before and after all the Masses the weekend of Nov 18/19


November Office Closures
Nov 22 - Nov 24

  • Fri, Nov 17 at 12:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 22 at 12:00pm
  • All day Thu, Nov 23 & Fri, Nov 24

In the event of an emergency, please call 855-2685.