E tu, Brute?

06-25-2017Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

“There’s a new world comin’, and it’s just around the bend.
There’s a new world comin’, this one’s comin’ to an end.”
New World Coming sung by Mama Cass

“E tu Brute?” The immortal words uttered by Julius Caesar, in Shakespeare’s play of the same name, as Julius Caesar realized he was being assassinated by not only his political rivals but by a man whom he thought was his friend. That play is now being performed during New York City’s “Shakespeare in the Park Series” but with a twist. The character of Julius Caesar has been replaced with a President Trump look-a-like and according to script, is unceremoniously murdered by his political foes. I would call that at the least, poor taste and at the worst, scurrilous. But what is really shameful and disturbing are the crowds coming to see it and cheer it on. Something has definitely changed in America. When did it become acceptable to stage the assassination of a sitting President or hold his severed head up in mockery? While I had not even the slightest liking for the policies of President Obama or his maudlin moralizing, I would never have wished him harm and would condemn anyone who did. Maybe I’m old fashioned but somethings are beyond the pale.

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1st Grade to 12th Grade. Classes start August 13.
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For more information please contact: Sr. Maria Cristina Linares- Director of Children and Teen Religious Education 480-967-8791 ext. 226 or sdpmariacristina@olmctempe.com.

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us

Although all the time slots are now filled to have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima (blessed by Bishop Olmsted) in your home, you, your family and friends are encouraged to gather together to pray the rosary at any time. Praying is a wonderful way to grow together in Christ.

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OLMC’s Stewardship Mission is to develop and foster a Christian Community atmosphere whereby the spiritual and social needs of parishioners can be realized through a total stewardship program of time, talent and treasure resulting in a sense of belonging, involvement and commitment for each parishioner.

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OLMC Preschool is a Christ-filled environment and play-based preschool for ages 3 - 5 years old. We offer full and half days. Classes are filling up!

Please contact Monica Ferrance Preschool Director at 480-966-1753 or monica@olmctempe.com.

Grief Support Meetings

NO Meeting on June 30. Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm or 6:00-8:00pm in the Youth Annex. All are welcomed. No cost to attend.

For more information, contact Jan Brett jbrett20@gmail.com 

Fortnight for Freedom
Jun 23

We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking the truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 21 - July 4 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

Visit www.usccb.org for details and prayers.

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Jul 4

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