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Lessons on Stewardship: Value of Identity

11-25-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

In my article of last week, I emphasized (and I will continue to emphasize) my goal of embracing stewardship as a way of life here at our parish. I didso by pointing out that in order to be successful in this effort, we must begin by developing a personal relationship with God. If we do, the use of our time, talent, and treasure for God’s service through His Church will follow logically.

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11-18-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

It is not a groundbreaking revelation to state that we live in a culture that, more than ever, subtly emphasizes materialism and success in life as a true measure of happiness. We see this constantly in mainstream social media, adverts, politics, and even in some religious denominations. This emphasis on materialism and success would mean, among other things, an exclusive focus on making more money, acquiring a decent home, a good car, good food, an ability to afford vacation travels wherever and whenever we want, as an end in itself. This cultural paradigm, as a result, recommends spending a considerable amount of time, talent, and financial resources in the pursuit of this “ideal”- this American Dream. That is why in this culture, our lifestyles are shaped by hard work, sometimes working two or three jobs at times even at the expense of our health, so as to achieve these dreams.

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Who are the Apostles of Jesus Missionaries?

11-11-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

This weekend, I am requesting you to donate generously towards the formation of the seminarians of the Apostles of Jesus and its missions. Fr. Nicholas Erias Koro, AJ, Associate Pastor of St. Clare of Assisi in Surprise, will share more with us about this.

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