From the Pastor

Gaudete Sunday

12-16-2018Fr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice!

This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is also known as Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. Gaudete means to rejoice. It's as if the lightening of the color from purple to the lighter rose should be reflected in our attitudes. Our Lord is inviting us to rejoice! What are we rejoicing about? For God so loved the world that He sent His Only Begotten Son... He is Emmanuel, God with us, and Savior of all people, who has come and set us free... so rejoice!


Events & Announcements

Safe Environment Training Online Renewal

If you plan to continue your volunteer status here at SJA or anywhere in the Diocese of Phoenix, we are getting close to the deadline to have your “ANNUAL RENEWAL” completed.


The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael Gaitley

Dec 17 7:15pm - 8:15pm

10 week series – Monday evenings 7:15-8:15pm in the Gomes Center beginning Mon, Nov 5

NO Class on Dec 24 or Dec 31.


Adoration at the Manger

Dec 18 5:15pm

All RE classes will meet on Tue, Dec 18 at 5:15pm for the Adoration of the Manger. This will be instead of the regular scheduled day.


Advent Penance Service

Dec 19 7:00pm

Several priests will be available to hear confessions in English and Spanish.

SJA Seniors Christmas Lunch

Dec 19

We will be again be having a FREE WILL offering in place of a gift exchange with all proceeds going to our SJA Preschool in memory of Sam Vidulich.


Christmas Mass Schedule

Dec 24 - Dec 25

Mon, Dec 24 – 4:30pm Vigil Mass, Midnight Mass at 12:00am
Tue, Dec 25 – 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm (Spanish)

Knights of Columbus Thursday Night Bingo

Dec 27 6:30pm

in Weidner Hall

Play all games for only $20! Open to the public. Concessions are available. Bring a First time player & both receive $5.00 off admission.

Knights of Columbus Lasagna Dinner

Jan 12

Tickets are $20 each and will be sold after Masses on Dec 29/30, Jan 5/6.. Tickets also available from any SJA Knight or contact SK Gene Rolfes at (602) 795-5127.