The Week of 08/21/16

Saint Joseph Roman
Catholic Parish—Tucson
(An Arizona Non-Profit Corporation)
215 S. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711
Telephone: (520) 747-3100
Fax: (520) 745-4606
Twenty—first Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 21, 2016
“We, the faithful of Saint Joseph Parish,
are a community of believers who follow
Christ, proclaim the Word of God, worship
the Lord and respond to the needs of
Parish Mission Statement
Parish Office Hours/Horas De Oficina
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Mass Times/Horario de Misas
Daily/Lunes a Sabado:
7:00 am
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Ricky Ordonez
Leon Mazza, Business Mgr.
Teodoro Perez, Hispanic Min.
Maintenance Supervisor Mr. Thomas Taylor
Parish Secretary
Pastor’s Secretary
Ms. Norma Torres
Mrs. Carolyn Osborn
Wednesdays/Miercoles: Novena - Mother
of Perpetual Help
6:30 pm
Saturday Vigil:
Sunday Masses:
5:30 pm
7:00 am
9:15 am
11:00 am
1:15 pm Spanish
5:30 pm
Holy Day Masses/Misas de Guardar:
(Check bulletin)
Faith Formation
Mr. Wade Manuel, Coordinator
Pre-K through Grade 7
September through April
Sundays: 8:00 am to 9:05 am
Confirmation Preparation
Please call Parish Office
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament — Chapel
Every First Friday 10:00 a.m. — Noon
Reconciliation/Horario de Reconciliación
Saturdays/Sabados: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Baptisms—Baptismal arrangements must be made by the
PARENTS of the child at the Parish Office. Parents and godparents
must attend a baptismal preparation class before the baptism. Other
requirements will be discussed at the initial interview.
St. Joseph Parochial School
Telephone (520) 747-3060
Office Manager
Mr. Sam Granillo
Mrs. Shannon Gagnepain
Mrs. Diana Dicochea
Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
Monday through Thursday
7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:40 am to 12:30 pm
Matrimony—Weddings are celebrated throughout the year. In
accord with Church Law, at least one of the parties to be married must
be a member of St. Joseph, otherwise special permissions are needed.
Marriage preparation is to begin at least 6 months prior to the
wedding. It is strongly recommended that a couple planning to be
married at St. Joseph contact the Parish before making any contractual
arrangements with a facility for their reception. During the initial
interview with the priest of the Parish, the couple will be provided
with all the necessary information needed for their preparation
Anointing of the Sick - Contact the Parish Office to make
Sunday, August 21
8:00 a.m. R.E. Open House ...................... Healy Hall
Tuesday, August 23
7:00 p.m. Spanish Charismatic Group ........... Church
Sunday, August 21 — Is 66:18-21;
Ps 117:1-2;
Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30
7:00 a.m. Mary R. Sedor †
9:15 a.m. Hilda, Ignacio and Walter Vega †
11:00 a.m. Kel Chavez †
Kathy Chavez Moreno †
1:15 p.m. St. Joseph Parishioners
5:30 p.m. Betty Nitka †
Wednesday, August 24
10:00 a.m. Bible Study ..........................Activity Room
12:00 p.m. Family Prayer Grp .......................... Chapel
Monday, August 22 — 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12; Ps 96:1
-5; Mt 23:13-22
7:00 a.m.
Jimmie Guyrow †
Thursday, August 25
6:00 p.m. Filipino Charismatic Grp .......Activity Room
7:00 p.m. Contemporary Choir Practice ......... Chapel
Tuesday, August 23 — 2 Thes 2:1-3, 14-17;
96:10-13; Mt 23:23-26
7:00 a.m. Sgt. Miguel A. Colonvasquez †
Friday, August 26
Wednesday, August 24 — Rv 21:9-14;
13, 17-18; Jn 1:45-51
7:00 a.m. Hilda Vega †
Sophia Seader †
Monday, August 22
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts ................................ Healy Hall
Saturday, August 27
10:00 a.m. Sewing Group ......................Activity Room
10:00 a.m. AZ Rosary Congress Plan. ....... Healy Hall
10:00 a.m. English Baptisms............................ Church
12:00 p.m. Spanish Baptisms ......................... Church
Sunday, August 28
8:00 a.m. R.E. Classes ............... School Classrooms
10:30 a.m. Confirmation Class .................... Healy Hall
Collection for the weekend of August 14
Thank you
SVdP Pantry Needs
Canned Fruit
Mashed Potatoes Boxed
Large Paper Bags
Ps 145:10-
Thursday, 25 — 1 Cor 1:1-9; Ps 145:2-7; Mt 24:4251
7:00 a.m. Nancy L. Conley †
Friday, August 26 — 1 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5,
10-11; Mt 25:1-13
7:00 a.m. Keith Stogsdill †
9:00 a.m. Richard Krahe †
Saturday, August 27 — 1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 33:12-13,
18-21; Mt 25:14-30
7:00 a.m. Foss Family †
5:30 p.m. Helen Seader †
Aurora Cuestas †
Sunday, August 28 — Sir 17-18, 20, 28-29; Ps 68:4
-7, 10-11; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24; Lk 14:1, 7-14
7:00 a.m. Patricia Radocaj †
9:15 a.m. Anthony Toto †
Eileen Chinfen †
11:00 a.m. St. Joseph Parishioners
1:15 p.m. Lupita Garcia †
5:30 p.m. Mary Tegtmeyer †
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Rose of Lima
Wednesday: St. Bartholomew
St. Louis of France; St. Joseph Calasanz
St. Monica
Fr. Ricky V. Ordóñez
The first week of school has come and gone! Verdict? Very successful! The children are happy and so are the
teachers. While we had a fair bit of rain, it was good to be in air-conditioned comfort!
Looking at our children come in to school every morning, I often wonder what their futures hold. Whatever these may
be, I know that the foundation that they get from a St. Joseph Catholic School education will help them achieve it.
Therefore, the challenge falls, not only on the teachers and parents, but for the rest of the parish who CAN have a
great hand at supporting it.
Someone asked me, “What can we do to help the school, Fr. Ricky?” There are so many things that we need to do
for our children. One way is to upgrade our facilities. The air conditioning was only the beginning. Oftentimes, I walk
around the school when it is empty and start imagining what it would be like to have the following:
A track oval around the soccer field
An improved “ramada”
A covered basketball court
Updated TV sets in each classroom
We have a terrific Principal in the person of Mr. Sam Granillo. He brings with him the energy and skill to keep our
children raring to learn. It is his third year in our school and he has proven that he has the talents and knowledge in
providing leadership to bring it to greater heights. Well done, Mr. Granillo!
With John Hill joining Tom Taylor and Nora Arriola in our maintenance crew, we are confidently catching up in
keeping our gardens tidy. The summer was just so busy trying to get our school ready for the opening that, we must
admit, our gardens needed some “serious tender loving care”. Thanks to them, it is now coming back to life.
Let us pray for Bishop Kicanas! On his birthday last Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, Bishop Kicanas submitted his letter of
retirement to the Holy Father in Rome. This is mandatory for all Bishops reaching the age of 75. While his
retirement is not immediate, it means that the Pope will now have to find his successor which, traditionally, takes
some time. I am sure that it is “bitter – sweet” for the Bishop as he must look forward to retirement but, I am sure, he
will miss all the “action” in the Diocese of Tucson.
Our 5:30 PM Sunday mass has seen its number grow! We would like to call on those who may want to join our ‘a
capella’ choir! Better still, if you can be the pianist, ALLELUIA! Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you would like
to offer your musical skills.
Let us continue to pray for our brothers and sisters who are currently facing some health challenges. There are a few
of them in home care facilities and hospices. Some are still in the hospital. Let us ask the Lord to touch them with
His healing hand and restore them to full health!
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5, 6
It is no accident that the words “disciple” and
“discipline” are nearly identical. Their relationship in
Christian faith and life, however, has fallen somewhat
out of favor in the past generation, as certain
prescribed Church rules and regulations have been
reduced and relaxed. These rules were often referred
to as “disciplines.” We are mistaken, however, to think
that it no longer takes discipline to follow Christ. The
Letter to the Hebrews assures us of that today. Our
discipline is more like that of an athlete pursuing a
victory or a personal best, or a musician striving for a
concert career or to master a new piece of music. This
discipline comes from desire, not from regulations. It
was the desire to do the will of God that led Jesus on
the path to his cross. It is that same desire he
encourages in us today: to strive to enter through the
narrow gate, to find ourselves in the kingdom with a
surprising assortment of people who are there not
because of mere observation of rules, but out of a
genuine desire to recline at the table of the heavenly
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No es accidente que las palabras “discípulo” y
“disciplina” sean casi idénticas. Su relación en la fe y la
vida cristianas, sin embargo, ha caído en desuso en la
generación pasada debido a que ciertas reglas y
regulaciones prescritas en la fe cristiana se han
reducido o relajado. Estas reglas con frecuencia eran
llamadas “disciplinas”. Nos equivocamos, sin embargo,
si pensamos que ya no se necesita disciplina para
seguir a Cristo. La Carta a los Hebreos nos lo asegura
hoy. Nuestra disciplina es como la de un atleta que
persigue una victoria o quiere ser el mejor, o como la
de un músico que lucha por hacer carrera como
concertista o por perfección en la ejecución de una
nueva obra musical. Esta disciplina se basa en el
deseo, no en las reglas. Fue el deseo de hacer la
voluntad de Dios lo que motivó a Jesús en el camino
hacia el calvario. Es ese mismo deseo el que él inspira
en nosotros hoy: luchar por entrar por la puerta
angosta, para encontrarnos en el Reino con muchas
personas que están allí no solamente por observar las
reglas, sino por un sincero deseo de reclinarse a la
mesa del celestial banquete.
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Each year, our councils undertake many thousands of
locally inspired programs at the parish level, making life
better for millions of people. And all of this is the legacy
of our founder, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney,
whose spiritual genius inspired generations of Catholic
men to step forward with courage to confront the
challenges of their day by living out the principles of
charity, unity and fraternity in a distinctly Catholic way.
Council 8813 is planning to have dinners on the
first Friday of each month and it was decided to try out
something a bit different. Along with our usual fish
dinners, there will be a different entrée each
month. Part of the reason is to try to entice Fr. Ricky
and Deacon Leon into trying something different, since
word from the pond is the catfish were showing signs of
being concerned.
If you are a Catholic man interested in becoming a
Knight, please contact our council at 520-303-4791
or by email at
Are you interested in joining in
full union with the Catholic
Church or know someone who
is? We welcome those who are
interested and invite you to join
us in the weekly inquiry classes
for the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
at St. Joseph Parish. The classes will begin
on Wednesday, September 7, at 6:45 p.m. in the
St. Francis Room of the Parish Office center.
There is no charge. These sessions are intended
for those 18 years of age or older who are either 1)
un-baptized and interested in entering the Catholic
Church, 2) baptized outside the Catholic faith and
may want to be received into the Catholic Church,
or 3) baptized as Catholics but have not yet
received their First Holy Communion and
Confirmation. Please visit or call the Parish Office
(747-3100) before September 7 to provide your
name, status (1, 2, or 3), and contact information.
Pre-K to 6th Grades:
The New Year started this Sunday, August 21st, with our
Open House. Class times this year are from 8:00am till
9:05am on Sunday mornings. Life Teen / Confirmation:
The opening kickoff class started this Sunday, as well, at
9:00am in Healy Hall. Class times this year start at
9:00am in Healy Hall. Students will attend 9:15 Mass
together. Classes will be held in Healy Hall after Mass
until 12:00pm.
Pre-K to 6th Grades will be closed after Labor Weekend. If
you need to register, please come on August 28th,
between 8:00am to 9:00am at the Parish Center.
Life Teen / Confirmation will be closed after Labor
Weekend. If you need to register, please come on August
28th, between 9:00am to 10:30am at the Parish Center.
Any questions please call the Parish Center (747-3100)
and leave a message. Someone from the Religious
Education Program will return your call.
We have a need for volunteer teachers for the Pre-K to 6th
grades. If you are interested in helping as a teacher or
volunteer, Please contact the Parish Center with your
name and phone number.
If you have a skill you would like to share with our
students (Art, music, writing stories, etc.), please contact
De Pre-K a 6º Grado:
El Nuevo Año comenzó este domingo, agosto 21. Los
horarios de clases para este año son de 8:00am hasta las
9:05am los domingos en la mañana. Grupo de Jóvenes/
Confirmación: La apertura de inicio de clase empezó
también a las 9:00am en el Healy Hall. Los horarios de
clases este año empezara a las 9:00am en el Healy Hall.
Los estudiantes asistirán todos juntos a la misa de
9:15am. Las clases se llevarán a cabo en el Healy Hall
después de misa hasta las 12:00pm.
Para Pre-K a 6º. Grado serán cerradas después del fin de
semana del Día del Trabajo (Labor Day). Si usted
necesita registrar a alguien, por favor venga en agosto
28, entre las 8:00am y 9:00am a la Oficina del Centro
Para el Grupo de Jóvenes/Confirmación se cerrará
después del fin de semana del Día del Trabajo (Labor
Day). Si usted necesita registrar a alguien, por favor
venga en agosto 28, entre las 9:00am y 10:30am a la
Oficina del Centro Parroquial.
Cualquier pregunta por favor llame al Centro Parroquial
(747-3100) y deje un mensaje. Alguien del Programa de
Educación Religiosa le contestará su llamada.
Tenemos necesidad de maestros voluntarios para los
grados de Pre-K a 6º. Grado. Si está interesado en
ayudar como maestro o voluntario, por favor contacte al
Centro Parroquial con su nombre y número de teléfono.
Si usted tiene alguna destreza o talento que quiera
compartir con los estudiantes (Arte, Música, Matemáticas,
etc.) por favor comuníquese con nosotros.
I hope everyone had an awesome first week back at
School. This week was very exciting, we met our
new teachers, friends, and saw everyone from last
year as well. I'm so happy to be back in school, this
week we relearned how to switch classes, we got a
feel for how our classes would be, and we got math
homework for the first time this school year. One
thing I'm very excited about and I know a lot of my
friends are too, that we have a great season.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Your Secretary,
Vanessa Genduso
A very special afternoon of fun and fellowship!
11:00 - 2:30
Join women from throughout the Diocese of Tucson
for a very special afternoon of fun and fellowship!
Lunch, Fashion Show by Chico's, Raffle Baskets
and special message by JoAnn Contorno. Register
by September 7, 2016 by calling Erin
at 520.631.1408 or on line at This is
a fundraiser and your support of Vine of Grace
Retreat Ministry allows us to continue to fulfill our
mission to spread the Good News and to bring
God’s healing grace and love and the power of the
Holy Spirit to the women we serve! Invite all your
girlfriends to join you!
Sponsored By:
St. Francis de Sales Church
Wednesday, August 24
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
1375 S. Camino Seco
Linda Bowden
Learn more about Friends Together on their new
NEW! Catholic’s DIVORCE HEALING Program –
The Diocese of Tucson is pleased to announce the
beginning of an exciting, new DVD ministry to men
and women who have suffered from divorce: The
Catholic’s DIVORCE SURVIVAL Guide. The 12week program features 30-minute DVD shows each
week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief,
guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex
-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality,
remarriage or staying single, and much more. There
is a group beginning Monday, Aug. 22 at Our Mother
of Sorrows and another beginning Wednesday, Sep.
7 at St. Pius X. Group size is limited and registration
closes after first week. Groups close after third
week and group size is limited, so reserve your
space now. Whether you got divorced ten days ago
or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight
for everyone. Call Felicia Klein or Hank Krzysik at
833-1445, or email to
On Sunday, October 9, 2016, the annual Double
Adobe Pilgrimage will take place at Our Lady of
LaSalette Shrine in McNeal, AZ from 11:00am to
4:00pm. All pilgrims are invited. For details, please
DoubleAdobePilgrimage/index.html) and/or our
doubleadobepilgrimage) or call the pilgrimage
Coordinator), 520-237-1905 (Music Ministers), 520820-5808 (Youth Coordinator).
If you are suffering from an abortion decision,
experience the healing love of Jesus Christ on a
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekend on September
9-11, 2016 in the Tucson area.
For more information and/or to register please call
the confidential phone line (520) 743-6777 or e-mail All inquiries are
kept in strictest confidence. Additional information
may also be found on the Rachel’s Vineyard website
St. Joseph Parish
215 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
Bulletin #517146
Would it be possible to send me an email confirmation that you
received bulletin
Thank you.
Norma Torres
If you have any questions you may contact me at 520-747-3100 or