Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

07-23-2017Father Tony Okolo CSSp

Patience in the midst of Evil

Jesus preaches to the crowds a number of parables in today’s gospel reading. In the first parable, he tells a story of a man who planted good seeds in his vineyard and while everyone was asleep his enemy went and planted weed. The servants discovered it and requested they go and uproot the weed, Jesus tells them, “No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned but gather the wheat into my barn”.


Events and Announcements

Knights of Columbus Scholarships

As part of our ongoing work to help our youth and families, we are offering six $500 scholarships for students who are either entering or are moving up to a new year in college.


Prayer Garden Bricks

Have you seen Mary’s Prayer Garden on the north side of the Church around the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Now is the time for you to purchase your brick or bricks to add to its beauty.


Totus Tuus Summer VBS
Jul 23 - Jul 28

Mon, Jul 24 - Fri, Jul 28 9:00am-2:30pm for students entering grades 1-6

Sun, Jul 23 - Thu, Jul 27 7:00-9:00pm for students entering grades 7-12


The French Boys Choir - "La Maitrise des Hauts de France"
Jul 30 6:00pm

Since their foundation in 1972 this renowned choir, from the north of France, has performed in many countries. They have given performances at the White House on several occasions, and had the privilege to sing for Pope John Paul II in Rome.


Safe Environment Training for All Ministries
Aug 12 9:30am - 12:30pm

in the Holy Family Parish Center. We can be part of the solution–Together we can prevent child abuse.


Family Faith Formation Sessions
Aug 13

Our 1st session with the families is scheduled for Sun, Aug 13 at 2:30pm in the Holy Family Parish Center and Tue, Aug 15 after 5:30pm Mass. That Tuesday is the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.


Tue, Aug 15 - Feast of the Assumption - is a Holy Day of Obligation
Aug 15

Mass times: 6:30am, 8:30am, 12:15pm, 5:30pm

Quinceanera’s Formation Program
Aug 19 6:00pm

All teen girls 14 and 15 years old are invited. This program is free of cost and designed to develop appreciation of culture, values, identity, and deepen their knowledge of the Church and faith in Jesus.


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.


Ten Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Jan 23 - Mar 8

Join Father Chauncey Winkler and Deacon PatrickToilolo as they visit many of the places Jesus walked.