Divine Mercy Tour 2014 is coming to St. Andrew!

Wednesday, August 27
Church and Adult Ed Center

Join bestselling author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, and the Missionaries of Divine Mercy for an exciting Divine Mercy event at St. Andrew’s on Wednesday, August 27! All are welcome. Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, and the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy are traveling around the country, putting mercy into action and speaking on the important topic of Divine Mercy. They will lead works of mercy such as door-to-door evangelization, adoration, community prayer, praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at cemeteries, visiting nursing homes, and outreach to the homeless. The works of mercy will wrap-up with a fellowship gathering at the parish.

For info: Contact Kathey Osenbau at 480-899-1990 x136

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The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:00am Rosary
8:30am Mass
9:00am-2:30pm Putting Mercy into Action (send missionaries & teams out into the community)
3:00pm Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
4:00-5:00pm Fellowship hour with the Marian Missionaries
5:30pm Reconciliation
6:00pm Holy Hour
7:00pm Mass
7:30pm Divine Mercy Presentation by Fr. Michael Gaitley
9:00 AM-6:00 PM Adoration (we invite you to spend some time in prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament)

Dear People of St. Andrew the Apostle:

Today's Gospel is sometimes confounding. Here is a woman whose daughter is sick and tormented. Who knows for how long this woman has sought healing – from doctors, from faith healers, from God – and been frustrated? She comes to Jesus asking Him to have pity on her.

What is Jesus' response? He seems to reject her for she is not Jewish. But we are missing the point if we think that is true.

  • Women did not have the right to speak to a man who was not a relative.
  • She boldly approaches Him anyway.
  • She does Him homage.
  • She is persistent in her request.

While it is true that she is not Jewish, she has faith that Jesus can heal.

So what does Jesus do? He recognizes her faith, and in front of the crowd he:

  • Speaks to a woman who is not a relative.
  • He addresses her as an equal, and breaks down the boundaries between Jew and non-Jew.
  • He grants her request.

He clearly teaches us through example that we are to do the same thing – to break down the barriers that divide us, to regard all people as sacred and as brothers and sisters, and to do what we can to help others in need.

The first reading reminds us that God's JUSTICE is soon to be revealed. What is JUSTICE? Our Catholic social teaching suggests that in God's eye, justice is a matter of "right relationships. "That we seek to make our relationships "right. "We are called to break down the barriers that our culture, our society, and sometimes even ourselves put up that divide people and hurt their dignity as sons and daughters of God.

Catholic social teaching suggests:

  • Upholding the life and dignity of every human person is the foundation of a moral vision for our society.
  • Upholding the family as the central social institution so that families are supported and strengthened is central to a just society.
  • Every person has a right and a duty to participate to the full extent of their potential in society.
    Human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and individuals live up to their responsibilities.
  • Serving the poor and vulnerable is our first priority.
  • Human work has dignity, and workers have rights, and the economy must serve people, not the other way around.
  • We are one human family…God did not draw the boundaries that separate us…we are called to solidarity by "loving our neighbor" regardless of where they live.

Stewardship of God's creation means caring for the environment and leaving this world a better place for having been blessed to live in it.

God is good, all the time….and all the time, God is good. We are called to love tenderly, act justly, and walk humbly with our God.

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