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11-12-2017Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

It’s been a year since Trump trumped. And what a year it has been! The way I see it, it has really been the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Everything is coming to light, and the contrast that has been revealed is very stark. Compromise seems to be off the table. One side wins and one side loses seems to be the wave of the future. But we are trying. By we, I mean the religious community. Our culture has changed drastically and is no longer in sync with the Judeo-Christian values of our past. Because of the efforts of mostly unelected judges, even our laws now often reflect an anti-religious bias. When I was a boy growing up in Quaker Pennsylvania, we had the Blue Laws. All non-essential businesses had to close on Sunday.  It was the Lord’s Day and since the majority of people worshiped on Sunday, not having to be open for business made sense for most employers. That all changed as some people fought hard for the right to work seven days a week without a day off.

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Events & Announcements

Parish Registration

Has your sibling just asked you to be a Godparent for their child? Did a very special person just ask you to be their sponsor for RCIA, RCIC or Confirmation? Do you need to verify parishioner status? Please plan to attend the next OLMC parish welcoming and registration on Sun, Oct 1 at 12:15pm in McCready Hall.

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OLMC Coffee Shop

ALL proceeds benefit FullCircle.

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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.

Bridges Youth Group

We invite all 7th and 8th grade students to join us every Sunday after the 5:00pm Mass from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Sister's Convent.

For more information please contact Sr. Veronica spdveronica@olmctempe.com or call 480-967-8791 ext.222.

Compass High School Youth Ministry

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm. For more information, contact Sr. Veronica at spdveronica@olmctempe.com or call 480-967-8791 ext. 222.

OLMC Catholic School Tours and Shadow Days

The best way to learn about Our Lady of Mount Carmel school is to experience it first-hand, seeing classes in progress and meeting our faculty and students.

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Adopt-A-Family 2017

Look for the bright pink slips in the church at OLMC or leave a message at SVdP 480-967-8791 after 1:00pm daily to inquire about becoming a sponsor for a family in need.

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RCIA "Lord's Day"
Nov 18 4:30pm

Join us for a BBQ, fellowship, games for the kids and fun!

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Turkey Saturday
Nov 18 7:00am

Help is needed to pack and deliver 250 Thanksgiving Food boxes to needy families. Starting at 7:00am in McCready Hall.

Donations also being accepted... Use Food For Thought Cards marked Turkey Saturday for the local grocery stores... Everyone is welcome!