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Holy Family Sunday

January 7, 2018

9:00 A.M.





Sun., Jan. 7                 Holy Family Sunday

9:00 a.m.                    Pro Populo


Mon., Jan. 8              Feria

8:00 a.m.                    All Cardinals / Bishops in Purgatory


Tues., Jan. 9                Feria

8:00 a.m.                    All Priests in Purgatory


Wed., Jan. 10             Feria

8:00 a.m.                    All religious especially Discalced Carmelites


Thurs., Jan. 11           Feria

8:00 a.m.                    For the souls of those who died in natural disasters


Fri., Jan. 12                Feria

8:00 a.m.                    RIP Holy Souls


Sat., Jan. 13                Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord

9:00 a.m.                    Conversion of Sonja Soto (Chris A. Soto)


Sun., Jan. 14               Second Sunday after Epiphany       

9:00 a.m.                    Pro Populo





*Epiphany House Blessing: If anyone would like to have the Epiphany house blessing that has been traditionally given within eight days of the Feast, please contact Father Gronenthal.  

*Epiphany Program Delayed: Due to another bout of the flu, the Program has been delayed until a future date, which will be announced.

*Prayers Requested: Please pray for the sick in the parish especially, Lucy Muscarnera, Jessie Gaines, Holly Hightower, Max and Karen Hartman, and Carl Lukkes.

Special Thanks: Special thanks to Home Depot, Lowes, and El Mirage Food Bank for their generous donations of Trees and Poinsettias for the Christmas decoration of our Church.

Feast of the Holy Family

“The Feast of the Holy Family is of recent origin. In 1663 Barbara d’Hillehoust founded at Montreal the Association of the Holy Family; this devotion soon spread and in 1893 Pope Leo XIII expressed his approval of a Feast under this title and himself composed part of the Office. The Feast was welcomed by succeeding Pontiffs as an efficacious means for bringing home to the Christian people the example of the Holy Family at Nazareth, and by the restoration of the true spirit of family life, stemming, in some measure, the evils of modern society. These motives led Pope Benedict XV to insert the Feast into the Universal Calendar, and from 1921 it has been fixed for this present Sunday.”

                                                                                                 (The Liturgical Year)