Bulletin

Living Gratefully

10-13-2019Fr. Julius Kundi

We all know how satisfying it is to receive a sincere “Thank you” for a service truly appreciated. The contrary also holds, of course: how hurtful it is to be consistently taken for granted, without ever a word of appreciation.

The central theme of today’s readings is gratitude – in particular, the expression of gratitude God expects from us as exemplified by today's main characters, Naaman, the Syrian General and the Samaritan.. We also have on the other hand the story of ‘the forgetful lepers’ which reveals God's disappointment and pain at our ingratitude.

Indeed, the readings encourage us to learn from Naaman and the Samaritan on how to live in gratitude to God for we too have been the greatest recipients of His choicest blessings. Their acts of thanksgiving as recorded in the Scriptures deserve some special reflection. The two cured both returned glorifying God. To understand this from a theological point of view , giving praise to God is much more than saying thanks. It’s an act of worship! Saying thanks to a good deed could be just an act of courtesy and not worship; theirs was much deeper. They both were converted and developed faith to worship God. They saw their healing as a privileged experience and that led them to conversion and giving glory to God.

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Events and Announcements

Trunk or Treat

Please bring your unopened bags of individually wrapped candies to the narthex beginning the weekend of Sep 28/29.

Bereavement Group

Oct 16, 2019 (weekly)

in the St. Thomas More Room after 8:30am Mass

Have you lost someone dear to you? You are not alone.

Women’s Bible Study

Oct 16, 2019: 9:30am (weekly)

in the JPII Garage

We will continue the Bible Time Line by Jeff Cavens.
For information call Donna Krause at 928-230-8816

Guest Speaker: Fr. Reynaldo Frias-Santana, OFM Cap.

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019

Fr. Reynaldo is excited to be with you soon and share the hope of the New Evangelization!

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Safe Environment Renewal

Oct 19, 2019: 9:30am

in the Holy Family Parish Center

Sign up on line or call the Parish Office to sign up.

Women’s Bible Study

Oct 23, 2019: 9:30am (weekly)

in the JPII Garage

We will continue the Bible Time Line by Jeff Cavens.
For information call Donna Krause at 928-230-8816

"La Revolución de Amor"

Oct 26, 2019: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Basado en la enseñanza de Juan Pablo II

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Rosary Sunday

Oct 27, 2019: 10:30am

To participate in the Living Rosary please call Gaby at the Parish Office 928-855-2685 by Fri, Oct 18

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary

Oct 28, 2019

Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosaries will be said Oct 28-Dec 10.

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Women’s Bible Study

Oct 30, 2019: 9:30am (weekly)

in the JPII Garage

We will continue the Bible Time Line by Jeff Cavens.
For information call Donna Krause at 928-230-8816