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6:00 pm
† Martin Von Ruden, Jr.
Wednesday, September 2
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Thursday, September 3
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† Steve Castagna
Friday, September 4
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† Pauline Weis
Saturday, September 5
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† Alvin Weis
4:00 pm
† Deceased Members of the Talbott & Montijo Families
Sunday, September 6
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Jim & Joan McGrath 58th Anniversary
8:30 am
† Arthur Bedoya
10:30 am
† † Richard Corless
† Cyril Murphy
5:00 pm
† Marilyn & Garret DeRuiter
Monday, September 7
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The Church as the Assembly of the People of God

from St. Cyril of Jerusalem, 4th cent. bishop on August 30, 2015

The Church is called Catholic or universal because it has spread throughout the entire world, from one end of the earth to the other. Again, it is called Catholic because it teaches fully and unfailingly all the doctrines which ought to be brought to men’s knowledge, whether concerned with visible or invisible things, with the realities of heaven or things of earth. Another reason for the name Catholic is that the Church brings under religious obedience all classes of men, rulers and subjects, learned and unlettered. Finally, it deserves the title Catholic because it heals and cures unrestrictedly every type of sin that can be committed in soul or in body, and because it possesses within itself every kind of virtue that can be named, whether exercised in actions or in words or some kind of spiritual charism.

It is most aptly called a church, which means an “assembly of those called out,” because it “calls out” all men and gathers them together, just as the Lord says in Leviticus: Assemble all the congregation at the door of the tent of meeting. It is worth noting also that the word “assemble” is used for the first time in the Scriptures at this moment when the Lord appoints Aaron high priest. So in Deuteronomy God says to Moses: Assemble the people before me and let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me. There is a further mention of the assembly in the passage about the tablets of the Law: And on them were written all the words which the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, on the day of the assembly; it is as though he had said, even more clearly, “on the day when you were called out by God and gathered together.” So too the psalmist says: I will give thanks to you in the great assembly, O Lord; in the mighty throng I will praise you.

Long ago the psalmist sang: Bless God in the assembly; bless the Lord, you who are Israel’s sons. But now the Savior has built a second holy assembly, our Christian Church, from the Gentiles. It was of this that He spoke to Peter: On this rock I will build my Church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.

Now that the single church which was in Judea has been rejected, the churches of Christ are already multiplying throughout the world, and of them it is said in the psalms: Sing a new song to the Lord, Let his praise be sung in the assembly of the saints. Taking up the same theme the prophet says to the Jews: I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts; and immediately he adds: For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name is glorified among the nations. Of this holy Catholic Church Paul writes to Timothy: That you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.

Low-Gluten Hosts are available

If you are one of the people who has Celiac disease, or who needs to receive Gluten Free hosts at Mass, we have them available. We also have a special ciborium for them so they will not touch the regular hosts. Before Mass, please tell the Mass Captain in the Sacristy that you need a Gluten Free host to be Consecrated. The priest will have this special ciborium (attached to a regular ciborium). So please make sure you sit in the section the priest distributes Communion to, and please also make yourself known to the priest before Mass so he can be aware of who you are, or simply remind him when you come to receive Holy Communion that you need the Gluten Free host.

*Previously, these hosts were referred to as gluten “free” and while the amount of gluten in them is extremely low (and necessary in order to be validly consecrated) it is important to make this clarification.

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Family Rosary Ministry

Mondays, 6:00pm in the Church
**Will begin again on Mon, Sep 14

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Help Wanted: Catechists

As disciples of Christ we should be going out and spreading the Good News! As our faithfilled parishioners, would you prayerfully consider teaching our young children?

Elementary catechesis is offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school year.

Wednesday: 4:30 pm – Grades Kindergarten, 4th, possibly 5th

In order for all of our sessions to begin on time in September we must have catechists to teach these sessions. Your time and talents are so appreciated in passing on the Faith to the children.

Please consider giving of your time and talent to our Elementary Formation Ministry. Please call the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160.

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Attention Future Cub Scouts!

Are you the parent an elementary-school boy in 1st-5th grade who would be interested in Cub Scouts? Do you want your boys to learn to be helpful, friendly, kind, brave, and reverent? Do want your boys to have tons of fun camping, making rockets, and racing pinewood derby cars?

Join the Cub Scout Pack sponsored by our very own parish! Cub Scout Pack 278 has boys from many schools in the area, including Colina, Lomas, Horizon, and Summit. We have pack meetings at Corpus Christi on the third Monday of each month. There are also monthly den meetings which vary by grade level.

For more details, please contact Nancy Diggs at

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Men of Faith Spirituality Group

How to Become a Saint
Wednesday nights 7:00pm in Rooms 5 & 6, Aug 12 through Sep 23

ur ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Father Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ in his book, Untold Blessings: Three Paths to Holiness. In it, he lays out the following three intriguing paths to holiness and shares practical approaches to enhance the journey along these paths:
1. Finding the Center
2. Knowing You’re A Sinner
3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You

Meeting Schedule
Wed, Aug 12: Introduction: The Three Paths to Holiness
Wed, Aug 19: Lesson I: Finding the Center, Part I
Wed, Aug 26: Lesson II: Finding the Center, Part II
Wed, Sep 2: Lesson III: Knowing You Are a Sinner, Part I
Wed, Sep 9: Lesson IV: Knowing You Are a Sinner, Part II
Wed, Sep 16: Lesson V: Your Life is Not About You, Part I
Wed, Sep 23: Lesson VI: Your Life is Not About You, Part II

All men are invited to join us! For more information, please visit

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Marriage Enrichment: Small Group Meetings starting soon

Small Group Leaders will be contacting their group members soon to arrange meeting times for discussing Dr. Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages.

For more information about Marriage First or to sign-up for a small group, please contact John Deg at 480-893-8770 x229 or

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Atrium is the Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd environment. Sessions will be available on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 4:30pm and Wednesdays at 9:30am for children ages 3-5 years old.

If you would like any additional information, please call Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160.

Volunteers Needed!
Do you love taking care of small children? If so, we need your help! We are looking for two volunteers to help out with childcare on Tuesdays, beginning Sep 15 from 9:15-11:30am for the younger children of the Catechists who will be teaching Atrium. If you can help or want more information, please contact the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160.

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SGC Charity Event: Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Aug 30, 2015 to Sep 30, 2015

Blessing Bags for the Homeless collection begins today and runs through most of September. Look for donation boxes in the back of the church and at CE Office. Please put items in a clear zip lock bag or you can donate items for the Blessing Bag Assembly Party.

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C.E. Elementary Parents-Only Meeting

Sep 1, 2015 (7:00p)

in the Parish Center
One parent or guardian must attend.

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Women's Sodality: Open House Meeting

Sep 2, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary at 6:00pm in the Church followed by our Open House meeting.

Dinner, dessert and drinks
50/50 Raffle and door prizes
Bring a Friend or Two!

We are going to have an exciting new year and we are looking forward to all of you participating in some way. Think about what you would like to see our group accomplish and how you can help expand Women’s Sodality.

Please call or email if you are coming: Sharon, 602-572-5212 or

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RCIA Inquiry Sessions Begin Thu, Sep 3

Sep 3, 2015

RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which adults are instructed in the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and then received fully into the Church with the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

The first session this year is Thu, Sep 3 from 7:00-8:45pm in the Parish Center. Classes will continue to meet subsequent Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Principal participants are those who are not baptized, those who have been baptized other than Catholic, and baptized Catholics who have not been confirmed, as well as the sponsors for each. Sponsors are adults who have been confirmed and are practicing Catholics.

For more information, please call the Parish Office at 480-893-8770.

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Young Adults Ministry: Game Night

Sep 4, 2015 (6:00p - 8:00p)

Game Night/Dinner Gathering in classrooms 7 & 8

Are you between the ages of 18-35 and interested in Catholic fellowship?
We are a ministry of young Catholic adults who are passionate about volunteering, participating in spiritual activities, and just getting together to hang out and have fun. You can join us every other Friday in classrooms 7 & 8 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm for dinner, games, discussions, guest speakers, and more.

Contact Paul Wold at or 480-862-9154.

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Young Adults Ministry: Feed My Starving Children

Sep 9, 2015 (8:30p)

Are you between the ages of 18-35 and interested in Catholic fellowship?
We are a ministry of young Catholic adults who are passionate about volunteering, participating in spiritual activities, and just getting together to hang out and have fun. You can join us every other Friday in classrooms 7 & 8 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm for dinner, games, discussions, guest speakers, and more.

Contact Paul Wold at or 480-862-9154.

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Mass for Expectant Mothers

Sep 11, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

Please join us in a Mass and special blessings for our Moms-to-be. We will meet in the church for Mass, followed by our guest speaker Fr. Paul Sullivan who will be discussing vocations. Our monthly meeting always take place in the Parish Center with a light breakfast and refreshments courtesy of our members. Join us.

Free childcare available. Email

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23rd Annual Joe Hasulak Golf Tournament

Sep 12, 2015

The 23rd Annual Joe Hasulak Golf Tournament is to be played Sat, Sep 12 at the Whirlwind Golf Course at Wild Horse Pass. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project whose mission is to honor and empower wounded members of the US Armed Forces who fought for the freedom we all enjoy.

Our goal is to raise enough money to buy an All Terrain Track Chair to provide a Wounded Warrior the ultimate in mobility and freedom of movement. Each chair costs approximately $16,000.

Sponsors Needed!

We are seeking a “Goodie Bag Sponsor” who will be recognized with a tee box sign & greenside sign on 4 holes, your logo on a visor & Goodie Bag, plus time at the Awards Luncheon to talk about your business.
Cost: $2,500.

A Hole-in-One Sponsor gets a tee box and greenside signs on all Par 3 holes, plus time at the Awards Luncheon to talk about your business.
Cost: $1,000.

A Birdie Sponsor gets tee box or greenside sign on one hole.
Cost: $500.

Sponsor a Wounded Warrior for a round of golf.
Cost: $110.

A Sign Sponsor will be recognized at a tee box or greenside on 1 hole.
Cost: $100.

Sponsors are reminded that this tournament is hosted by K of C Charities 10062 which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your sponsorship may be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor for clarification. For additional information regarding the golf tournament, please contact Chairman Chuck Fraas at 602-881-6952 or

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Celebrate Marriage event with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Sep 12, 2015 (10:00a)

at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

Come celebrate marriage at this annual diocesan event consisting of a beautiful Mass and luncheon. This year's speakers at the luncheon are the dynamic Trent and Laura Horn of Catholic Answers, presenting "Marriage: Joyful in the Midst of Challenges."

Mass begins at 10:00am, luncheon follows in the parish hall.

Those celebrating 25th, 40th, and 50th + jubilarian anniversaries receive a special blessing, group photo with Bishop Olmsted, and frame-worthy certificate when pre-registered. $45 per couple for luncheon. Registration required.

For registration information, call Clarissa Quiring at 602-354-2132. Or register online at

Seating for luncheon and speakers limited. Couples of all ages welcome, as well as family members.

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Youth Ministry Fall Kick-off

Sep 13, 2015

All Junior High & High School students are invited to join us on Sundays, beginning Sep 13 in rooms 5 & 6.

Junior High: 3:00-4:30pm
High School: 6:00-8:00pm

Please contact Anthony with any questions at

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Coffee Break Women's Ministry Bible Study: The Great Adventure Bible Timeline

Sep 16, 2015

The Great Adventure Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes you on a journey through the entire Bible. We will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith.

Welcome Registration and Introduction begins Wed, Sep 16, 9:00-11:30am in Rooms 7, 8, 9
Fall session is 12 weeks

Book Fee: $25.00

Come and join us for fellowship, food, and scripture! You may register prior to Wed, Sep 16 or on that day. If you have any questions or would like to register, please visit the Catholic Education Office or call 480-893-1160.

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Youth Ministry: Game Night

Sep 18, 2015 (6:00p - 8:00p)

Game Night/Dinner Gathering in classrooms 7 & 8

Are you between the ages of 18-35 and interested in Catholic fellowship?
We are a ministry of young Catholic adults who are passionate about volunteering, participating in spiritual activities, and just getting together to hang out and have fun. You can join us every other Friday in classrooms 7 & 8 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm for dinner, games, discussions, guest speakers, and more.

Contact Paul Wold at or 480-862-9154.

[ Young Adults ]

Magnificat: A Ministry for Catholic Women

Sep 19, 2015 (11:30a - 2:30p)

St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 5510 W. Cholla St. Glendale, AZ
Registration: $15.00

Magnificat is a new ministry to Catholic Women in the Diocese of women sharing in testimony of how God has worked in their lives.

Contact information and to mail registration Laurie Walsh: 623-979-9780,
Holly Burke: 602-298-7769,
Cathy Cato:

Registration through Eventbrite link can be found on our facebook page: Phoenix Magnificat.

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Adult Faith Formation Class: The ‘One Thing’ is Three

Sep 22, 2015

Join us for Michael Gaitley’s guided retreat about the Holy Trinity: The ‘One Thing’ is Three

Tuesdays, beginning Sep 22
9:15-11:00am in classroom 6
8 weeks of Fellowship & Faith Formation

Contact Denise Halloran at the Catholic Education Office for more details 480-893-1160.

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