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Fr. John Bonavitacola A Letter from Fr. John

The Mau-mauing of the Mayor

06-23-2019Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum, or actually the campaign for the highest seat in the land. Pete Buttigieg, the onetime mayor of South Bend announced his candidacy for the Presidential nomination alongside his same sex spouse. And everybody pretty much yawned. I am not sure if he was hoping to get extra points for having a same sex spouse but it didn't register too much. Still, he wasn't deterred in trying to use his same-sex marriage to bolster his campaign image. So he decided to attack Vice President Pence because of his support for traditional, man-woman marriage. Except that didn't garner him much sympathy either. The Vice President simply stated that while he was Governor of Indiana and Buttigieg was a Mayor in the state they got along very well. In fact, in his book, Buttigieg pretty much said the same. It's hard to win a fight when the other person won't attack you, darn Pence. THUMP. DUD!

Our society has become like the frog in the kettle, as time goes on, we don't even notice the temperature rising or the changes that have made the once unthinkable become the debatable and then the justifiable and finally the unexceptional. Same-sex marriage is pretty much now the unexceptionable. The media and Hollywood have normalized it to the point, as Buttigieg found out, gay is no longer radical chic. Come to think of it, wasn't normalization what they were aiming for all along?

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Under Construction

Major renovations on our Campus have already begun. Our School buildings, Preschool, Parish Hall and Field are closed throughout the summer. We are grateful to the Shea Family Charities and our Parishioners for making this possible. You can still donate to help us achieve our 20% of the Grant.

All Summer Long -- Monday Night Benediction

All Summer long, join us for adoration and Benediction in the Church on Mondays from 6:45-7:15pm

Fellowship and Italian Ice afterwards at Joe’s Italian Ice at 2019 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe 85282. Italian ice not provided but available for purchase.

Safe Environment News

Effective July 1, we are rolling out a new database training and background check system through Catholic Mutual Group. If you have been serving for the last few years, your information and class history should follow you to our new database. You do not need to create a new account.

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10th Annual World Priest Rosary Relay

Jun 28, 2019: 4:30pm

Over 70 countries from all over the world will pray the Rosary for 24 hours, non-stop, in thanksgiving for the world's priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady for all priests.

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Family Mass and Play Date at Kiwanis Splash Pad and Park

Jun 29, 2019: 5:00pm

Plan to attend the 5:00pm Vigil Mass. After Mass, meet at the Kiwanis Splash Pad (called the Cloud). Subs, chips and water will be provided. Cool treats available for purchase.

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