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08-13-2017Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

As we continue our prayerful walk through the Jubilee Year of the Centenary of the Apparitions at Fatima, we have a few more opportunities to ask Our Lady’s assistance. First, our Bishop has asked all of us to join him in a 54 Day Rosary Novena. But “Father,” you say, “a novena is nine days.” Correct. But this is actually 6 Novenas: three in petition and three in thanksgiving. Anyone who has ever done this will tell you it is very powerful prayer tool. The 54 Day Rosary Novena begins on August 21 (the Vigil of the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and concludes on October 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The three intentions the Bishop requests are: The Sanctity of all Human Life, especially an end to violence against all innocent and vulnerable human lives; the strengthening of the vocation of Marriage; and Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life. Those three novenas are then followed by three novenas of thanksgiving, believing what we ask prayerfully that we shall receive as God sees fit.


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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.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Thinking about becoming Catholic? Join us on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm. Opening Retreat on Sat, Aug 26.

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Time to Take Your Safe Environment Renewal Online

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Fry's Community Rewards Program

The 2017-2018 Fry's Community Rewards Program is set to being on Fri, Sep 1! The good news is that current participants (supporters) linked to your organization will NOT need to re-enroll. They will automatically be re-enrolled for the 2017-2018 program. Please keep in mind that your organization will NOT need to re-enroll either.

Ministry of Care Training
Aug 19

Interested in being trained to take the Eucharist to the homebound or those in the hospital? The training for this year is on Sat, Aug 19 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Email kshepard@cox.net for more information.

Safe Environment Training Foundation Class: Protecting God’s Children
Aug 26 9:00am - 12:00pm

Training will take place in McCready Hall (please note: this is for those who need to take their FIRST class ever). You may go online to register for this class at www.safeenvironmenttraining.org.


Altar Server Ministry
Aug 26

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is inviting all children 6th grade and up who have celebrated their Sacraments of First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation to join the Ministry of Altar Servers here at Mount Carmel.


Theology of the Body and its Application to the Health Care Profession
Sep 29 - Oct 1

at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale


Celebrating Marriage Event
Sep 30 10:00am

at Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral, Phoenix

Couples celebrating jubilee anniversaries will receive a special blessing, group photo with Bishop Olmsted, and a certificate.