From the Pastor

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

01-19-2020Fr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

As we dive into Ordinary Time, having just celebrated the Baptism of the Lord last Sunday, we stay with St. John the Baptist in our Gospel today. John sees Jesus and remarks, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." To the Jewish ear, the allusion would have been quite clear. This is a clear comment about the Passover Lamb, now in a person. Where the blood of the Passover Lamb in Egypt had protected the Hebrews from the angel of death, John now points to a person who is the true Lamb of God. The power of Jesus is power over death. Even more so, his power is the power of life itself. Every time we attend mass the priest holds up the Host and echoes the words of John, "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." The last part reminds us that as we are called to share in the "supper of the Lamb" now, even more so are we called to attend in eternity. In the Mass, we receive a foretaste of heaven, an invitation to receive now what God desires us to share for eternity.


Events & Announcements

Flights of Faith

Jan 21, 2020: 6:30pm

at Terroir Wine Pub, 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

How do I live my vocation with Fr. Matt Lowry


Lectio Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God

Jan 21, 2020: 7:00pm (weekly)

Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Jan 21 - Mar 3


Knights of Columbus Thursday Night Bingo

Jan 23, 2020: 6:30pm (every fourth Thursday of the month)

in Weidner Hall

Play all games for only $20! Open to the public. Concessions are available. Bring a First time player & both receive $5 off admission.

St. Vincent de Paul January Bundle Drive

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul trucks will be in the church parking lot before and after each Mass the weekend of Jan 25/26 to collect your tax deductible donated items.


Seminarian Homemade Lasagna Dinner

Jan 25, 2020: 6:00pm

For ticket information, please reach out to one of the following: Gene Rolfes at 602-795-5127, the SJA Parish Office, or any Knight after all masses until Sat, Jan 25.

The Confraternity of Christ’s Peaceful Sacred Heart Meeting

Jan 25, 2020: 9:00am (every fourth Saturday of the month)

4th Saturday of the month after 8:30am Mass

Meetings include prayer, ancient Lectio Divina, magisterial church teaching, wisdom of the saints, refreshment, formation and friendship with others as we grow into the image of Christ – in the hope of bringing His light to the world.


SOLTeen Youth Group Evangelization Night

Jan 27, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:15pm

SOLTeen welcomes all high-school teens every Monday night 6:30-8:15pm for food, fellowship, and talks. Optional Mass begins in the chapel at 6:00pm.


Lectio Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God

Jan 28, 2020: 7:00pm (weekly)

Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Jan 21 - Mar 3


Parish Gathering

Feb 2, 2020

Two (2) Sundays a month, 8:15-10:15am


SOLTeen Youth Group Prayer Night

Feb 3, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:15pm