Ajo Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Ajo Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Roman Catholic Parish serving Ajo, Arizona

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St. Paul of the Cross, pray for us.
10/20/2021

St. Paul of the Cross, pray for us.

St. Paul of the Cross, pray for us.

#SaintoftheDay St. Luke the Evangelist (1st c.) was a well-educated Greek physician and a native of Antioch in Syria. He...
10/18/2021

#SaintoftheDay St. Luke the Evangelist (1st c.) was a well-educated Greek physician and a native of Antioch in Syria. He was one of the earliest converts to Christianity, believed to have been one of Jesus' seventy disciples. He was a follower of St. Paul the Apostle and spent most of his life evangelizing with him in Asia Minor up until the time of Paul's martyrdom in Rome. Luke wrote a canonical account of his apostolic journeys with Paul (the Book of Acts) as well as a biography on the life of Christ (the Gospel of Luke). The two books of Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles were originally a single work. The intimate accounts contained in Luke's gospel of the early years of Christ's life (the Visitation, the Nativity, the Presentation, etc.) lead many scholars to believe that one of the eyewitnesses he interviewed was the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. According to tradition he was also a skilled artist and painted the first icons of Our Lady with the Child Jesus. Several of these icons are still venerated today, the most famous of which hangs in the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome. St. Luke is the patron saint of many trades including artists, painters, doctors, surgeons, and bachelors. His feast day is October 18th.
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#SaintoftheDay St. Luke the Evangelist (1st c.) was a well-educated Greek physician and a native of Antioch in Syria. He was one of the earliest converts to Christianity, believed to have been one of Jesus' seventy disciples. He was a follower of St. Paul the Apostle and spent most of his life evangelizing with him in Asia Minor up until the time of Paul's martyrdom in Rome. Luke wrote a canonical account of his apostolic journeys with Paul (the Book of Acts) as well as a biography on the life of Christ (the Gospel of Luke). The two books of Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles were originally a single work. The intimate accounts contained in Luke's gospel of the early years of Christ's life (the Visitation, the Nativity, the Presentation, etc.) lead many scholars to believe that one of the eyewitnesses he interviewed was the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. According to tradition he was also a skilled artist and painted the first icons of Our Lady with the Child Jesus. Several of these icons are still venerated today, the most famous of which hangs in the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome. St. Luke is the patron saint of many trades including artists, painters, doctors, surgeons, and bachelors. His feast day is October 18th.
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#SaintoftheDay St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), also known as St. Teresa of Jesus, was born in Spain to a large, devout,...
10/15/2021

#SaintoftheDay St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), also known as St. Teresa of Jesus, was born in Spain to a large, devout, and prominent Catholic family. Fascinated with the lives of the saints taught to her by her pious parents, as children she and a brother tried to run away from home to seek martyrdom among the Moors. After an uncle found them and returned them home, they built hermitages for themselves in the family garden. At the age of 14 Teresa was plunged into sorrow upon the death of her mother; to find consolation she asked the Virgin Mary to be her new mother. When she began to exhibit worldly vanities, her father placed her in a convent to be educated with other ladies of her social class. Determined to avoid marriage, and motivated more by the need for security than love for God, at the age of twenty Teresa entered religious life as a Carmelite nun. For two decades she led what she describes as a mediocre prayer life, hindered by too much socialization with visitors. However, an intense prayer experience in her forties helped her to renounce worldly attachments and enter deeper into a life of prayer. She advanced rapidly and taught others to do the same, being encouraged by a vision of the place reserved for her in hell if she was unfaithful to God's graces. She had many profound mystical experiences for which she was often slandered and ridiculed. After the reform of her own life she worked hard to reform the laxity of many Carmelite convents, and was successful even while being greatly opposed in her efforts. She was a strong and important female figure of her era, and her great progress in the spiritual life led her to write the spiritual classics Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection. For these works St. Teresa of Avila was named the first female Doctor of the Church. Her feast day is October 15th.#StTeresaofAvila😇
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#SaintoftheDay St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), also known as St. Teresa of Jesus, was born in Spain to a large, devout, and prominent Catholic family. Fascinated with the lives of the saints taught to her by her pious parents, as children she and a brother tried to run away from home to seek martyrdom among the Moors. After an uncle found them and returned them home, they built hermitages for themselves in the family garden. At the age of 14 Teresa was plunged into sorrow upon the death of her mother; to find consolation she asked the Virgin Mary to be her new mother. When she began to exhibit worldly vanities, her father placed her in a convent to be educated with other ladies of her social class. Determined to avoid marriage, and motivated more by the need for security than love for God, at the age of twenty Teresa entered religious life as a Carmelite nun. For two decades she led what she describes as a mediocre prayer life, hindered by too much socialization with visitors. However, an intense prayer experience in her forties helped her to renounce worldly attachments and enter deeper into a life of prayer. She advanced rapidly and taught others to do the same, being encouraged by a vision of the place reserved for her in hell if she was unfaithful to God's graces. She had many profound mystical experiences for which she was often slandered and ridiculed. After the reform of her own life she worked hard to reform the laxity of many Carmelite convents, and was successful even while being greatly opposed in her efforts. She was a strong and important female figure of her era, and her great progress in the spiritual life led her to write the spiritual classics Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection. For these works St. Teresa of Avila was named the first female Doctor of the Church. Her feast day is October 15th.#StTeresaofAvila😇
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Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us 🙏
10/07/2021

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us 🙏

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us 🙏

St. Bruno, pray for us.
10/06/2021

St. Bruno, pray for us.

St. Bruno, pray for us.

St. Faustina, pray for us.
10/05/2021

St. Faustina, pray for us.

St. Faustina, pray for us.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
10/05/2021

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Holy Gaurdian Angels, pray for us.
10/02/2021

Holy Gaurdian Angels, pray for us.

Holy Gaurdian Angels, pray for us.

St. Theresa of Child Jesus, pray for us.
10/01/2021

St. Theresa of Child Jesus, pray for us.

St. Theresa of Child Jesus, pray for us.

St. Jerome, pray for us.
09/30/2021

St. Jerome, pray for us.

St. Jerome, pray for us.

(Archangels) Saints Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, pray for usThe Archangels Gabriel, Raphael and MichaelTHE ARCHANGELS G...
09/29/2021

(Archangels) Saints Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, pray for us

The Archangels Gabriel, Raphael and Michael
THE ARCHANGELS GABRIEL, RAPHAEL AND MICHAEL
Read Daniel 7:9-14, Psalm 138 and John 1:47-51

“Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” (John 1:51)

The existence of angels is a fact not easily comprehended by human logic. Angels form part of what St. Paul talks about when he said: “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1st Corinthians 2:9). Today we celebrate the three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

Michael is mentioned as a warring prince who fights on behalf of God’s children. Daniel 10:12-13 reads: “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your mind to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard…The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me….”

Michael is again mentioned in the book of Revelations as waging war against the devil. “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.” (Revelation 12:7-8).

In the book of Tobit, we encounter the Archangel Raphael as a travel companion, a healer and a demon-destroyer. Tobit 3:17 reads: “And Raphael was sent to heal the two of them: to scale away the white films of Tobit’s eyes; to give Sarah the daughter of Raguel in marriage to Tobias the son of Tobit, and to bind Asmodeus the evil demon, because Tobias was entitled to possess her.”

Archangel Gabriel plays the role of the messenger of good news in the Annunciation: “In the sixth month the Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.” (Luke 1:26-28) Gabriel also announced to Zechariah that at his old age, he would have a child. (Luke 1:19ff).

The power and working of the Angels is a testimony to the greatness of God and the fact with him, nothing is impossible. As we read in the Gospel passage, Jesus said to Nathanael, “Truly, I say to you, you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Let us pray: Lord Jesus may I be an Angel to those around me. Amen.

(Archangels) Saints Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, pray for us

The Archangels Gabriel, Raphael and Michael
THE ARCHANGELS GABRIEL, RAPHAEL AND MICHAEL
Read Daniel 7:9-14, Psalm 138 and John 1:47-51

“Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” (John 1:51)

The existence of angels is a fact not easily comprehended by human logic. Angels form part of what St. Paul talks about when he said: “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1st Corinthians 2:9). Today we celebrate the three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

Michael is mentioned as a warring prince who fights on behalf of God’s children. Daniel 10:12-13 reads: “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your mind to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard…The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me….”

Michael is again mentioned in the book of Revelations as waging war against the devil. “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.” (Revelation 12:7-8).

In the book of Tobit, we encounter the Archangel Raphael as a travel companion, a healer and a demon-destroyer. Tobit 3:17 reads: “And Raphael was sent to heal the two of them: to scale away the white films of Tobit’s eyes; to give Sarah the daughter of Raguel in marriage to Tobias the son of Tobit, and to bind Asmodeus the evil demon, because Tobias was entitled to possess her.”

Archangel Gabriel plays the role of the messenger of good news in the Annunciation: “In the sixth month the Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.” (Luke 1:26-28) Gabriel also announced to Zechariah that at his old age, he would have a child. (Luke 1:19ff).

The power and working of the Angels is a testimony to the greatness of God and the fact with him, nothing is impossible. As we read in the Gospel passage, Jesus said to Nathanael, “Truly, I say to you, you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Let us pray: Lord Jesus may I be an Angel to those around me. Amen.

St.Vincet de Paul, pray for us.
09/27/2021

St.Vincet de Paul, pray for us.

St.Vincet de Paul, pray for us.

Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.
09/26/2021

Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.

Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.

09/17/2021

#SaintoftheDay St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) was born to a large and noble German family. She began to have mystical visions at the age of three which continued throughout her life. Her parents, promising her to the service of God, sent her to be educated at the Benedictine Abbey by an anchoress when she was about eight years of age. At the age of fourteen she became a consecrated nun attached to the Abbey, where she lived a quiet life of prayer for many years. At the age of 38, after the anchoress' death, she was chosen as the new leader of a growing group of nuns. Hildegard led a remarkable and unusual life for a woman of her day. She was an avid composer of sacred music and liturgy, in addition to poems and plays. She also wrote heavily on theology, natural medicine, and natural science. At the age of 42, at the command of God, Hildegard began writing down what she saw in her visions. Her works were widely read, even by the Pope, and leaders around the world sought her council. Her fame as a mystic and prophetess grew, earning her the name "Sibyl of the Rhine." More nuns flocked to join her, causing Hildegard to establish a new monastery at Rupertsberg. She wrote proficiently on the harmony of created nature and man's need to live in balance with it, especially in virtue, morality, and the love of God, which led Pope Benedict XVI to declare her the fourth female Doctor of the Church in 2012 alongside Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, and Thérèse of Lisieux. Because her works were far ahead of her time she is regarded as a historical phenomenon. Hildegard of Bingen is considered the founder of scientific natural history in Germany. Her feast day is September 17th.
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Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for Us.
09/15/2021

Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for Us.

08/22/2021

Happy feast of Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary.

07/03/2021

St. Thomas the Apostle Feast 8 a.m Mass, Saturday July 3rd. 3021.

07/02/2021

Friday in the 13th Week Ord Time 8 a.m Mass, July 2nd, 2021

07/01/2021

Thursday in the 13th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, July 1st, 2021

06/29/2021

Solemnity of SS Peter and Paul 8 a.m Mass, June 29th, 2021

06/28/2021

Monday in 13th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 28th, 2021

06/27/2021

13th Sunday B in Ordinary Time 10 a.m Mass, June 27th, 2021

06/27/2021

13th Sunday B Ordinary Time 6 p.m Saturday Anticipated Mass, June 26th, 2021.

06/26/2021

Saturday in the 12th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 26th, 2021

06/25/2021

Friday in the 12th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 25th, 2021

06/24/2021

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist 8 a.m Mass, Thursday June 24th, 2021

06/22/2021

Tuesday in the 12th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 22, 2021

06/21/2021

Monday in the 12th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 21st, 2021.

06/20/2021

12th Sunday B in Ordinary Time 10 a.m Mass, June 20th, 2021

06/20/2021

12th Sunday B Ordinary Time 6 p.m Saturday Anticipated Mass, June 19th, 2021.

06/19/2021

Saturday in the 11th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 19th 2021.

06/18/2021

Friday in the 11th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 18,2021.

06/17/2021

Thursday in the 11th Week if Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 17th, 2021.

06/15/2021

Tuesday in 11th Week of Ordinary Time 8 a.m Mass, June 15th, 2021.

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Religious ed New years day is the feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. It is a Holy day of Obligation. Masses will be at 6:00 pm on New Years Eve and at 10:00 on New Years Day. The first reading is from Numbers: Numbers 6:22-27. It is a blessing. The Responsorial Psalm is Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8. The response is "May God bless us in his mercy.". The second reading is from St. Paul's letter to the Galatians: Galations 4:4-7. The gospel is from Luke: :16-21. We are reminded in the gospel that Mary kept all that had happened in her heart. This is also when Jesus was officially given the name that the angel Gabriel had given to Mary for her Child at the Annunciation. On this great feast we honor Mary for her unfailing YES to God. Most of us make resolutions for the New Year. This year make one of your resolutions something to say "YES" to God. Make it small and attach it to something you already do so that you will remember to do it and be able to keep doing it all year. Perhaps when you first put your feet on the floor in the morning, you can pray "Thank you for this wonderful new day you are giving me" or "I offer today to You." or "Bless my family today." Instead, you might start a habit of giving thanks before eating if you do not already do that. Or you might forgive someone you have been angry with during the day and bless them before going to bed. Or restart a practice that you used to do. If you forget one day, just do the practice when you remember it even if it is thanking God for the meal or snack you ate 2 hours ago. Remember that tomorrow is another day to let God into your life and say "YES" to him like Mary did. Ask her for help with your chosen practice as she is always ready to help you follow her Son more closely.
Since we are not able to hold either in person or virtual religious education programs for children at this time due to the pandemic, I will be regularly posting suggestions to help you in your own faith journey and to help you teach your children. Today I have 2 suggestions: The first is to read and work with the readings for next Sunday. This may involve drawing, skits, songs or whatever will make them come alive for you. Next Sunday's readings are Ezekiel 18:25-28, Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 with the response being: "Remember your mercies, O Lord", Philippians 2:1-11 and the gospel Matthew 21:28-32. The second is about prayer. Please take time to thank God for all his wonderful blessings. Teach your children to actually thank God. If nana gives you a gift, you don't just say "I'm grateful for-----" you say "Thank you, nana, this is wonderful" and give her a big hug. In the same way we need to say some thing like "Thank you , God, for -----." Enthusiasm in thanking is like the big hug, but perhaps a child would like to make a drawing or a dance or a song as well. For example, I can say "Thank you, God, for giving me eyes to see all the wonderful colors you have made" and perhaps draw a rainbow.
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