We are invited to a Banquet and not to a Funeral.

10-15-2017Father Barnabas Duniya

The banquet is the symbol of the happiness and joy present in the kingdom of God. The first reading tells us of a promise; while the gospel tells us of its actualization. If the banquet has already begun with the coming of the Messiah, why do we still have so much hatred, so many wars and deaths all over the world? Yes, the feast has begun, but the kingdom is still awaiting its full attainment.

The second reading is connected with this theme. We are given the example of the community at Philippi where there is authentic love and where a completely new life has really begun; the help and the gifts sent to Paul are proof of this. The prophet Isaiah would say: this banquet is a type of the heavenly banquet and of the Eucharist by which one is nourished with the Body and Blood of Christ.


Events and Announcements

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


October is Baby Shower Month

Donations benefit Pregnancy Care Center, which helps young mothers who do not have the resources to help take care of their newborn babies.


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

This is a program designed to help those who are inquiring or having made the decision to become Roman Catholic. Sessions are Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm in classroom #2.


White Ribbons Against Pornography
Oct 21 - Oct 22

Please take the ribbons and wear them proudly in protest against all the harm that pornography causes.


Youth Ministry Bake Sale
Oct 21 - Oct 22

The money that is raised goes towards sending our youth to the annual Diocese of Phoenix High School Retreat in Williams, AZ.


Rosary Sunday
Oct 22 11:30am

Our parish will join Bishop Olmsted and the Diocese of Phoenix in prayer, following the 10:30am Mass.


Bible Study: Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life
Oct 26 9:30am

8 week study Thursdays at 9:30am beginning Thu, Oct 26


Called & Gifted Workshop
Oct 27 - Oct 28

God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do. Come and begin to discover this work!


The Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary
Oct 28

We will be celebrating Our Lady's Feast by offering 46 rosaries starting Sat, Oct 28 and ending with the final rosary on Mon, Dec 11.