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10-30-2016Weekly ReflectionFr. Chad King

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God’s love invites conversion

10-30-2016HomiliesFr. Chad King

The Church gives us such amazing and powerful readings today.  In our 1st reading we come to know the depth of who God is and what He wants, and also who we are and who we are meant to be.  Then in our Gospel in the story of Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus, we see how this identity of God and of human beings is to be applied in our lives.


Let Us Exercise Our Desire in Prayer

10-23-2016Weekly Reflection

From a letter to Proba by Saint Augustine

Why in our fear of not praying as we should, do we turn to so many things, to find what we should pray for? Why do we not say instead, in the words of the psalm: I have asked one thing from the Lord, this is what I will seek: to dwell in the Lord's house all the days of my life, to see the graciousness of the Lord, and to visit his temple. There, the days do not come and go in succession, and the beginning of one day does not mean the end of another; all days are one, simultaneously and without end, and the life lived out in these days has itself no end.


Presidential Election

10-23-2016HomiliesFr. Chad King

Just to warn you- this homily will be a little longer because it is simply too important.

The Devil is a divider who will use almost any tactic to separate Christians from Christ...except for one. He doesn’t typically come right out and say, “Deny Jesus Christ!” because he knows that someone who loves Jesus would immediately reject the suggestion. So, he tends to use more subtle means and subtle words.


Like the Israelites, the Church is at war

10-16-2016HomiliesFr. Chad King

Our 1st reading from Exodus tells the story of how Israel defeated the attacking Amalekites.  The Early Church Fathers saw this story as a great analogy for the Church.  It is this that I want to focus on in this homily.

Our 1st reading begins, Amalek came and waged war against Israel.  We know from Scripture that the Amalekites are one of the tribes that stood against and wanted to conquer Israel. 


Fr. Rey Clutario has been incardinated to the Diocese of Phoenix.

10-16-2016Weekly ReflectionFr. Chad King

Fr. Reynaldo Clutario has been incardinated to the Diocese of Phoenix. "Incardination," what does it mean? As far as I remember in my Canon Law class, one of the rights and privileges of an ordained Catholic member of the clergy is that the ordained clergy member of a particular Diocese, or any religious order, or a priest belonging to any apostolic institute, has the right to transfer to any Diocese, religious order, or apostolic institute of his choice for his good and for the advantage of the Church. This movement or process is called incardination and excardination.


Update on the New Sound System!

10-09-2016Weekly ReflectionFr. Chad King

You may remember that several months ago we had two different speakers demonstrated in preparation for the new sound system in the Church. While I heard your feedback on both, I told you that the Pastoral Council and I would decide which is the best for our space and that we would have it installed when we raised the $58,000 for it through the Pink Envelope Building Improvement Fund. Thanks to your generosity, we have raised enough money and so it is coming very soon! Our new sound system will be installed during the week of Oct 24.


Lepers and Discipleship

10-09-2016HomiliesFr. Chad King

Today in our 1st reading and our Gospel, we hear 2 very similar accounts of healing of lepers. In our Gospel, there are 10 lepers who are healed by Jesus; and in our 1st reading we hear part of the powerful story of the healing of Naaman from his leprosy. What I want to do today is try to relate the characters in these readings to people today, perhaps ourselves; I think that relating the characters to people today will help us apply them to our lives; because these readings are not just about people being healed, as they are about our journey of faith, our journey to discipleship.


Faith is Trust in God

10-02-2016HomiliesFr. Chad King

Do you have faith?  A question that many of you probably quickly answered, ‘Well Yes, of course’ I’m here at Church aren’t I’.  If you say you have faith, what or who is it that you have faith in?  And what exactly does it mean to have faith?

For many people faith is nothing more than a belief in God, a recognition that God exists.  However, our readings today help us to understand more in depth what faith really is.  As I try to explain more fully what faith entails, I want you to think about if you really have faith to the extent our readings encourage us to have?  Faith is much more than just having a belief in God.


Mercy Night in this Jubilee Year of Mercy

10-02-2016Weekly ReflectionFr. Chad King

Have you forgotten that Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will be ending Nov 20, 2016? Have you made it a point to both receive and be an instrument of God's mercy this year? This is a gentle reminder that God's mercy is waiting to be outpoured in a special way upon us and through us, and He is inviting you and I to take full advantage of His many blessings this year.