Divine Mercy Sunday

04-24-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

Welcome to the Second Sunday of Easter. Since the year 2000, the Second Sunday of Easter has been designated Divine Mercy Sunday. On this day, Holy Mother Church invites us to contemplate the mercy of God who showed us the greatest mercy by giving us His Son as a living sacrifice who, by His death on the cross, canceled out our sins once and for all.


The Lord Has Risen!

04-17-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

On Good Friday the Jews accused Jesus, Pontius Pilate condemned Him to death, the soldiers scourged and mocked Him, He carried His cross, a symbol of suffering and shame, to Cavalry where He was crucified. He was deserted by His disciples and friends: one betrayed Him, another denied Him, and the others ran away as soon as He was arrested. Only His mother Mary, John the beloved disciple and a few devout women stood sad and sorrowful under His Cross. The Divine Redeemer battled with sin and death from the Cross, mocked by the same people He chose to save. At the ninth hour of the day, He exclaimed, “It is accomplished.” The debt humanity owed for disobedience had been paid by the obedience of the Divine Son of God. The dominion of darkness was over. Death was given a fatal blow by the immortal One and man stood redeemed.


New Appointment

04-15-2022Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, VC

I am humbly glad to inform you that our Bishop, Thomas Olmsted, has appointed me as Vicar Forane in charge of the the Deanery #3 (South East Central Phoenix), effective May 1st. The Deanery #3 is one of the eight new deaneries recently created out of the existing seven, making a total of 15 deaneries in the Diocese. This is to accommodate the expansion and the growing needs of the Diocese. This news was announced last weekend on Saturday, April 9. Our Deanery (#3) is comprised of the following parishes:


Father, Forgive Them

04-10-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

Today we commemorate the solemn and triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Traditionally, this day is called “Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.” It is the first day of the Holiest week of the year when Jesus endured His passion and death, culminating with the triumphant Resurrection of our Lord.


Holy Week

04-08-2022Weekly Flocknote Message

Holy Week begins this weekend with the celebration of Palm Sunday. Holy Week is the peak of the Liturgical Calendar of the Church and the most important week for Catholics. I am glad the pandemic has declined significantly, making it possible for us to celebrate the full liturgies during Holy Week this year, including the Triduum and Easter. Here is what to expect during the Holy Week:


Neither Do I Condemn You

04-03-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

This is the fifth Sunday of Lent, next Sunday will be Palm Sunday, the Sunday before we enter into the Holiest week of the year. The very last week in the earthly life of Jesus Christ during which He suffered, was crucified, died and rose from the dead. The church invites us to evaluate with sincerity our commitment to the Holy practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, knowing that God is always willing to forgive our unfaithfulness if we repent, even if it is at the eleventh hour.


April 1

04-01-2022Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, VC

I am pleased to introduce to you our new Director of Music and Liturgy, Mr. Phil Arkfeld. Phil comes to our parish with over 25 years of experience. He is currently serving as the Liturgy Coordinator and Music Director at Our Lady of Fatima Church in San Clemente, California. Tuesday of next week will be his first day in the parish office when he will settle in and be introduced to the staff. He will be leading our Masses next weekend, April 9/10.