November 28, 2021

First Sunday of Advent

Thank you to all who helped make Our Lady of Sorrows Academy’s 12th Annual Jog-A-Thon a success. Donations accepted until December 13th. Thank you for supporting our parish school!

Christmas boutique and bake sale today and December 5th. Please visit the tables outside church to purchase Advent and Christmas items. All proceeds benefit families/parishioners in need.

Christmas giving tree instructions. Please choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the item/items and return it to the church office WRAPPED with the ornament attached by December 17, 2021. Please include a gift receipt, if appropriate. Thank you for your generosity.

Men’s Ignatian Retreat starts tomorrow. Please keep the silence on the retreat grounds this week. Please keep the retreatants in your prayers.

Giving Tuesday is November 30th!  During the approaching tax season, Our Lady of Sorrows asks parishioners to consider redirecting your AZ tax liability to our parish school. This contribution helps provide a child with a Catholic education, and costs you nothing more than your ordinary taxes. Additionally, if you are able to make your contribution early on this day of giving (November 30th), two Scholarship Tuition Organizations (STOs) waive their administrative fees, which adds an additional 8-10% to any scholarship that day.  We recommend you contribute through:  az4education.org or ibescholarships.org (click the 'donate' button). Thank you for your support!

Holy Name Society meeting Wednesday, December 1st at 6:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center. Fr. McFarland will give a conference, with discussion and refreshments following.  All men interested in learning more about the Holy Name Society are encouraged to attend.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Juliet and Jeffrey Ellison, who died on November 15th. The funeral will be Thursday, December 2nd here at Our Lady of Sorrows. Rosary at 10:30 AM in the church, followed by a Requiem Mass at 11:00 AM. Burial service after Mass at Resthaven Park East Cemetery.

All Day Adoration on Friday, December 3rd begins after 8:30 AM Mass and ends with Rosary and Benediction at 5:45 PM. Sign-up sheet is in the vestibule. Please be sure all time slots are filled to give correct veneration to Our Lord. “Can you not watch one hour with Me?”  First Friday Mass follows Benediction at 6:30 PM.

Advent Recollection: All parishioners are invited to a morning Recollection on Saturday, December 4th. After the 8:30 AM Mass, there will be a breakfast sponsored by the Simeon & Anna Sodality, followed by conferences, confessions, consultations, and rosary.

Special Second Collection: The SSPX U.S. District annual collection for the Foreign Missions Trust will be taken on Sunday, December 5th. These funds help all the various missions in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Mexico, and others to operate their apostolates. Thank you for your generosity.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Wednesday, December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation. Morning Masses will be at 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM (Sung). There will also be Vespers and Benediction at 5:00 PM with total Consecration to Mary according to the method of St. Louis Grignon de Montfort and Militia Immaculatae, followed by Mass at 6:30 PM. For the MI, December 8th will only be for renewals of those already consecrated. New engagements to the MI will be held on the Feast of the Holy Family, January 9, 2022.

Bookstore Items: Stop by the bookstore today to browse the large selection of new items for sale, in preparation for Advent and Christmas. We also have a new shipment of Abbey Roast Coffee from Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery.