Ajo Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Ajo Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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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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Roman Catholic Parish serving Ajo, Arizona

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04/17/2021

Saturday in the Second Week of Easter 8 a.m Mass, April 17, 2021.

04/16/2021

Friday in the Second Week of Easter 8 a.m Mass, April 16,2021

04/15/2021

Thursday in the Second Week of Easter 8 a.m Mass, April 15,2021

04/13/2021

Tuesday in Second Week of Easter 8 a.m Mass, April 13, 2021

04/12/2021

Monday in the Second Week of Easter 8 a.m Mass, April 12, 2021.

04/11/2021

Divine Mercy Prayers at 3 p.m

04/11/2021

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) Saturday Anticipated 6 p.m. Mass, April 10, 2021.

04/10/2021

Saturday in Easter Octave 8 a.m Mass, April 10, 2021.

04/09/2021

Friday in Easter Octave 8 a.m Mass, April 9,2021.

04/08/2021

Thursday in Easter Octave 8 a.m Mass, April 8, 2021

04/06/2021

Tuesday in Easter Octave 8 a.m Mass, April 6, 2021

04/05/2021

Monday in Easter Octave 8 a.m Mass, April 5, 2021.

04/04/2021

Easter Sunday
April 4, 2021

04/03/2021

Friday April 2, 2021
The Passion of The Lord
Good Friday

04/02/2021

Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

04/02/2021

Mass of The Lord's Supper at 6 p.m, Thursday April 1, 2021

[03/31/21]   Easter Triduum Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 1: Lord's Supper 6 p.m

Good Friday, April 2
Stations of The Cross Outside The Church: 12 noon

Passion of The Lord/Veneration of The Cross 6 p.m

Saturday, April 3: Easter Vigil Mass 6 p.m

Easter Sunday, April 4: 10 a.m Mass.

Please remember to respond to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. I thank those who have already responded and in anticipation, I thank those who are getting ready to respond. We are in fifty percent of our goal and your generous contribution can help us reach our parish goal. Remind your friends and neighbors about this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal and the need to help the parish and the diocese.

[03/31/21]   Easter Triduum Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 1: Lord's Supper 6 p.m

Good Friday, April 2
Stations of The Cross Outside The Church: 12 noon

Passion of The Lord/Veneration of The Cross 6 p.m

Saturday April 3: Easter Vigil Mass 6 p.m

Easter Sunday April 4: 10 a.m Mass.

Please remember to respond to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. I thank those who have already responded and in anticipation, I thank those who are getting ready to respond. We are in fifty percent of our goal and your generous contribution can help us reach our parish goal. Remind your friends and neighbors about this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal and the need to help the parish and the diocese. Thanks
Fr. Peter Nwachukwu

[03/31/21]   Religious Ed.
Holy Thursday starts the sacred Trideum which are very important holy days. If you can make it to services, make it a point to be there. allowed to go out into the desert to worship him. God's people were slaves in Egypt and pharaoh is unwilling to let them go. Moses insists and tells pharaoh that if he does not let them go something very bad will happen to Egypt but that God's people will be spared. So the first plague happens and to stop it pharaoh agrees to let the people go out into the desert to worship. As soon as the plague ends, pharaoh changes his mind and refuses to let the people go. So Moses warns of another plague, it happens, pharaoh agrees to let the people go and changes his mind when the plague stops. This continues up until the Moses warned pharaoh that all the first born will die that night. The Israelites are to put the blood of the slaughtered lambs on the door frames of their houses to protect their first born children from dying. When the Egyptians first borns die that night, the Egyptian people tell the Israelites to get out and they do. They go out into the desert. Read the rest of the story in the book of Exodus. We are reminded that the blood of Jesus on the cross also protects us from death.
Then in the gospel we learn what happened at the last Passover that Jesus ate with his apostles. He takes a basin and washes the feet of the apostles. That could be a very dirty job as the streets were full of animals and their droppings as well as litter thrown aside. It was a job for slaves and servants to do when visitors were welcomed to a house. So Jesus acts like a servant and tells his followers that they must also act like servants. These readings tell us that we must always be willing to serve each other, even if the task is difficult and unpleasant. On Good Friday we will learn just how difficult and unpleasant serving others can be.

03/30/2021

Tuesday in Holy Week 8 a.m Mass, March 30, 2021

03/28/2021

Palm Sunday B 10 a.m Mass, March 28, 2021

03/28/2021

Holy Week Palm Sunday, Saturday Anticipated 6 p.m Mass, March 27, 2021

03/27/2021

Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent 8 a.m Mass, March 27,2021

[03/27/21]   Religious Ed
This weekend we celebrate Palm Sunday. The reading during the procession is Mark 11:1-10. During Mass the first reading is from Isaiah: Isaiah 50:4-7. The Responsorial Psalm is Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24. The second reading is Philippians 2:6-11. The gospel is Mark 14:1 to Mark 15:47.
The story starts with Jesus coming into Jerusalem with crowds of people wanting him to be messiah and king and ends a few days later with Jesus being abandoned and crucified. Almost everyone was afraid of crucifixion and hid. Jesus went through with the suffering and abandonment that he needed to do to really be our leader and King. Please read the story twice. The first time, read it as the story of Jesus and put yourself in his place. Then read it again from the point of view of everyone else. Talk about how it feels or journal those feelings if you have no-one to share with. You can discuss this over the phone as well as in person.
We don't come to Easter except by way of Good Friday. Jesus had do be abandoned and die to rise from the dead and become our food in the Eucharist. We are called to follow his example and give ourselves for others.

03/27/2021

Friday Stations of The Cross at 6 p.m, March 26, 2021

03/26/2021

Friday in the 5th Week of Lent 8 a.m Mass, March 26, 2021.

03/25/2021

Solemnity of Annunciation of The Lord 8 a.m Mass, Thursday March 25th, 2021.

03/23/2021

Tuesday in the 5th Week of Lent 8 a.m Mass, March 23, 2021

03/22/2021

Monday in the 5th Week of Lent 8 a.m Mass, March 22, 2021

03/21/2021

5th Sunday of Lent B 10 a.m Mass, March 21, 2021.

03/21/2021

5th Sunday of Lent Saturday Anticipated 6 p.m Mass, March 20, 2021.

03/20/2021

Saturday in the 4th Week of Lent 8 a.m Mass. March 20,2021

03/20/2021

Friday Stations of The Cross at 6 p.m, March 19, 2021

03/19/2021

Solemnity Of St. Joseph, husband of Mary 8 a.m Mass, Friday March 19, 2021.

03/18/2021

Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent 8 a.m Mass, March 18,2021.

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101 W Rocalla Ave
Ajo, AZ
85321

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Sunday 08:00 - 09:00
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