Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time09-17-2017Fr. 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.READ MORE
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Sundays following Mass in Holy Family Parish Center. All proceeds from the breakfast go to benefit the Building Fund.
Breakfast Burritos $4.00
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.
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.
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.