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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 12, 2010

The Church of Our Lady of the Angels

at the Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive · Scottsdale, AZ 85253· 480.948.7460 ·

All are Welcome!

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Franciscan Values at the Franciscan Renewal Center
Last week I shared with you our first value about relationship and its meaning to staff and volunteers. If
you missed it, we have it available on our website at Today, I will offer some insight
about our second value~We don't own the results, God does.
We value relationship over efficiency.
We don’t own the results God does.
Intuition is a superior form of knowing over rationality.
We accept interruptions as potential opportunities for cooperation with the Spirit.
We look to the coincidence of opposites for answers.
We trust in providence.
Proactive collaboration and cooperation honors our interdependence yet accountability remains clear.
Magnify the voice of the under-heard.
Prayerful discernment.
Within the context of spiritual growth, attendance equals success.
Potential for spiritual growth and transformation equals success.
Our priority is cooperation with the Spirit.
Although some of these sound quite theological, they stir inside and create a culture that embodies
Franciscan values. What does it mean to say one is Franciscan in their being and behavior? Generosity
of spirit, simplicity of nature and poverty through detaching from “things” that separate us from the love of
God are three. Of course, there are more but this is plenty to begin with. Our staff works in communion
with hundreds of volunteers to provide services to those who visit for any number of our ministry
resources. Our evaluations for staff are also based on these Franciscan behaviors and values.
Each day many of us work diligently focusing on the areas of our job descriptions that move us
closer toward our goals and strategic objectives. We are making a difference in society through
our ministry at the Casa. The outcomes that result by our personal and collective actions are
typically never witnessed by our works. In fact the majority are not. We sometimes hear amazing
stories of conversion years later. But, for most of us, the work we do today, as help for others,
may never be apart of our awareness. And that is okay with all of us on staff and volunteers.
God owns the results. Certainly, we have evaluations on everything from our pillows to the food.
But our collective efforts are not defined by our standards. Our expectation is to bring gospel
concepts to the people we encounter. Results and rewards are translated in YOU and your
encounter with God and others~ through and in the Franciscan Renewal Center~ We support.
My point is this, integrated deep into the core of our collective being, our primary purpose for existing as
an institution is for supporting the friars ministry and mission, working side by side with the friars in the
vision of inspiring and changing society toward peace and goodness, renewing lives. We do that here
leading people to Christ on that journey. We return the generous love of God by our service to
others. This spiritual oasis, called The Casa, takes one away from the distractions of modern life, and
recharges one to become closer to God. We do this through the lens of Franciscan spirituality.
Peace. Renew. Good.
Charlie Brown, GM~
Learn more about our upcoming Franciscan Mentors Program in the new catalog!
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We Are Here for YOU...
Schedule for Counseling Support Groups
Monday 6:30pm-8pm: Divorce & Separation/Relationship Endings
Tuesday 5:30pm-7pm: Grief Support Group
6:30pm-8pm: Depression Support Group
(Meets every other week: September 14 & September 28, October 12)
Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm: Gestalt Therapy Support Group
An appointment is not required for
the support groups listed above.
Individual sessions are available mornings, afternoons and evenings, Monday through Friday, and require an
appointment. To make an appointment, please call the Counseling Ministry at 480-948-7460, ext. 133
between the hours of 8:30 am and 12 Noon. If you know of someone who is looking for help, answers,
guidance or just needs someone to listen, please suggest our counseling ministry.
We welcome all who are interested in attending.
Judith McHale, MA, LPC, Director —
Counseling Ministry, Franciscan Renewal Center

United Way Donations at The Journey in Faith-RCIA News

Are you interested in seeking full initiation into the
Franciscan Renewal Center Christian way of life in the Roman Catholic
Your United Way donations last year, listing the community and tradition? Then the CASA invites
Franciscan Renewal Center as your designated you to explore a Journey in Faith through the Rite
agency were more than ever. If your employer of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The RCIA
provides for payroll deductions through the United is a sacramental formation process that prepares
Way consider listing your favorite place, the individuals and communities for living the
Franciscan Renewal Center, on the form. Each Christian life. The RCIA sessions meet on
year, this form of giving to the Franciscan Tuesdays. The first session is on October 5, 2010
Renewal Center grows. The funds generated from 7:00-9:00. The first 5 sessions are known as
through this donation provide for support of the the Period of Inquiry. This is an open enrollment
ministry of the Franciscan Renewal Center. The process and you are encouraged to attend all five
Franciscan Renewal Center is one of over 400 non sessions but are welcome to attend anytime
-profit service programs working to improve lives during these five weeks. The Inquiry sessions
throughout Maricopa County. Convenient are designed to help you discern whether or not
donation methods, such as automatic payroll you want to continue on this Journey of Faith
deductions that preserve employee tax benefits,
through the Periods of the Catechumenate and
make United Way the most effective way for your
Purification and Enlightenment to full initiation into
business or organization to make an impact in the
the Catholic Faith at Easter.
community. Thank you for your United Way
Please call Kathleen Garast at 480-483-3803 or
donations and listing the Franciscan Renewal, or George Joumas 602-392-
Center as your designated agency.
2012 or or Steve Zaccari at
Night of Hope - Saturday, October 23, 2010 602-996-0583 or for more
Please join us as we celebrate Catholic Schools. The information.
annual Night of Hope fundraising event to benefit our We are also seeking CASA community members
students will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown to walk with these individuals as sponsors on their
beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s Guardian of Hope journey in faith. The sponsor training sessions
Awards will be presented to Nancy Knight, Benefactor, Sr. will be on Tuesdays, October 19th, 26th and
Joan Fitzgerald , B.V.M., Catholic Educator, and Andrew November 2 at 7:00 pm. Please call Jeff Rochford
Rubalcava, Alumnus. For more information and at 602-369-7882 or to sign
registration go to or up. Journey in Faith brochures are also available
contact Margaret Hardy at 602-354-2344. in the lobby.
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Casa Grounds For Solidarity
Selling Fair Trade Coffee at the Casa
Education on Immigration
TODAY September 11 & 12
Border Security and Enforcement
The U.S. Catholic Bishops have stated that
nations have a right to protect their borders.
At the same time, they say that nations must
uphold human rights and treat all people
with dignity. Join Neville Cramer, Retired INS
Crossing Borders: Migration, Theology, and the special agent, for an inside look at border
Human Journey security and immigration enforcement.
Monday Nights, September 20-November 15 Neville will share his years of experience and
6:30-9:00 pm then open the session for questions and
Cost will be $55 for the class and materials answers.
The eight sessions cover the following topics: Wednesday, October 6th
• The Contemporary Debate and Public Policy 7:00—8:30 pm
• History of Migration Fr. Owen Room
• The Bible and Migration Save the date! More details to follow.
• Foundations of Migration – Root Causes
• Migration and Catholic Social Teaching
• Slavery in America
• The Human Face of the Migrant
• Eucharist and a Theology of Migration
Contact Patti Sills-Trausch for more information
and to register: 480-948-7460 x 130 You are invited to join in a celebration for ...
World Day of Peace
Employee Rights and Employee Issues September 21, Tuesday, 6—8:30pm
Seminar at the FRC
September 23, 2010, 6:30-8:00pm
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community You can participate in a variety of ways:
11300 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale
Sponsored by: Community of Blessed Sacrament, Youth Art and Writing Contest- Entries must be
Franciscan Renewal Center, and St. Patrick Catholic received by September 14th.
Community Aerial Photo of the word “Peace”- 5:30 pm meet
Presented by: Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice to create a visual message of peace. Contact us
Overview: Arizona Interfaith Alliance for Worker to reserve a space...a letter and number will be
Justice challenges workplace injustice in partnership assigned to you.
with the working men and women of Arizona in Dances of Universal Peace – 6:30 pm in Palm
collaboration with faith and labor Court join in sacred circle dances of peace.
communities. Come learn about employee rights in Peace Ceremony - 7 pm in the Church join many
the workplace and employee issues in Arizona. Hear from different faiths to celebrate peace with
an employee narrative about unjust workplace
songs, prayers and inspirational messages.
situations and wage theft. Learn how AIWJ can help
you and how you can get involved and work for
To make an entry to the art or photo contest and
employee justice. This seminar will not address to reserve your spot in the PEACE photo, contact
Immigration Issues. Bonnie Wasniewski at x155 or
RSVP by 9/21/2010 - call AIWJ Non-profit Worker
Center at (602) 254-5452. Part of the Season for Nonviolence
Upcoming Events at the Casa 5

“When words fail, we fall into the place where everything

becomes music.” Rumi
Friday, October 1, 2010, 7-8:15 pm
Cyprian Consiglio, OSB,Cam & John Pennington
Fee per person: $10. Register online:

Contemplative Prayer Day Prayer in the Cave

Introduction to the Desert Mothers and Fathers of the Heart
Weekend Silent Contemplative Retreat

Cyprian Consiglio, OSB,Cam

October 1-3, 2010
Friars at the Casa dedicate October the month
of St. Francis of Assisi. The kick-off event for this
year is a retreat led by native Arizonan, Cyprian
Pat Julian and Kathleen Flanagan Consiglio. He will lead the celebration in the
Franciscan tradition of prayer, some silence,
September 18, Saturday, 9 am-12 noon chanting, singing, teaching and several guided
Fee per person: $25 meditations.
Register online: Cyprian Consiglio and John Pennington will
begin the retreat with an evening concert in
Straight Talk Theology honor of St. Francis.
Registration and information:
Bill Cieslak, OFM,Cap or call 480-948-7460, ext. 157

Sept. 19 The Art of Intentional Loving:

Sunday, 9:00-10:30 am A Path to Creating Happiness,
Harmony and Intimacy in Your
Holy Baptism Relationships
Sharing in the God-Life
Gabrielle Lawrence, PhD
This season Fr. Bill with focus on “living life in October 6-November 17 (7 weeks)
abundance” through the lenses of the Wednesdays, 7-9 pm Fee: $85
sacraments. Come explore what it means to
have a sacramental outlook on life. Water from Rock assists Christians in their journey to
a heartfelt faith and spiritual renewal.
No registration. Bible classes every Tuesday at 11:00am & 7:00pm
at the Franciscan Renewal Center
Christian Spirituality Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith, Executive Director
Water from Rock Ministries, Inc.
Saturday, October 9, 9am-4pm or
Sr. Marilyn Bever
An introduction to the meaning, development
and practice of spirituality in the Christian
tradition. Fee: $75 (includes lunch: $75)
6 Pick up the New Fall Catalog
Casa Community Bulletin Board I Conoscenti di San Francesco
This corner will be reserved each week for your If you want to know the real truth about
messages such as: “Looking for a ride to church…” “Need
wheelchair for 2 weeks…” “Roommate needed to help
someone, go ask his mother ... and the ones
share rent…” who knew him.
The Casa will publish these requests in this space but it “I Conoscenti” is a concert of stories and songs
does not reflect our endorsement or knowledge of the
people submitting the information.
about Saint Francis of Assisi told from the
perspective of the ones who really knew him.
How to Submit your Bulletin Information:
Deadline: 10 days prior to published Bulletin date Conceived and directed by Norbert Zwickl
Format: Type/print with complete information. The Featuring the Casa Choir and musicians
ad will run 1-2 Sundays-we reserve the right and a variety of wonderful
to edit.
Mail to: Bulletin Editor
guest performers.
Franciscan Renewal Center Friday, October 22 and
5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Saturday, October 23
Drop Off: At the front desk (Attn: Bulletin) @ 7pm in the Church of Our
Fax: 480.948.2325 Lady of the Angels.
Drum Lessons: Casa member looking for a teen- Tickets per person:
ager or college student to teach beginning drum $20 in advance
lessons to a 7 yr old. Call Christine 602.696.4702. $25 at the door if space available.
For Rent: Private room w/private bath, furnished,
garage space, well behaved pets welcome in new
home in Gold Canyon (60 & El Camino Viejo).
Jocelin at
You can find us on facebook!
602.318.0861. Join The Franciscan Renewal Center
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, on facebook. We have nearly
Est. 1956 Grades K-8. OLPH is accepting 500 people and encourage
applications for the 2010-2011 school year. you to join our social media
Call to schedule a tour at 480.874.3720.
For Sale: Beautiful Steinway Grand Piano. Once
played by Richard Rogers-Call 480.948.6305.
The Franciscan Renewal Center is a
For Sale: New acoustic guitar and case; good major drop off for recyclable items!
beginner guitar for $85. Contact Deb or Mark
You can recycle magazines, paper,
phonebooks, etc in the recycling bins
P/T Teacher available for childcare Call located near the east lawn
Nanny Available: Responsible, trustworthy stay @
home mother of a 1 yr old son w/ own Summer Birthdays
transportation. Also a member of OLA Church.
Contact Jessica 480.278.3569. Those attending 7am morning Mass at the
Ride Needed: Casa member would appreciate a Casa will be celebrating summertime
ride to the 11am Mass-Please call Cheryl birthdays (June, July & August) on
September 14th (the second Tuesday).
For Sale: 1% down to buy a charming home in
south Scottsdale contact Blanca 480.205.3186
If you attend morning Mass and would like to
Saint Maria Goretti Preschool has Openings for:
join in on the celebration, be
2yr olds, Tues/Thurs; 3yr olds class, Tues/Thurs; sure to be at the 7am Mass on
4yr old Pre-K class, Tues/Thurs/Fri; Preschool September 8th! Birthday cake
hours are 9:00am to 11:30am. If interested please
call the SMG Preschool office @ 480.948.3606.
right after Mass.
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· Meetings at the Casa·

We host non-profit groups from all over the TODAY’S READINGS
world. Hosting these groups subsidizes many First Reading — Because Moses interceded,
of our other ministries at the Casa and keeps the LORD relented and did not punish the
our program and retreat fees affordable. We people
would appreciate it if you would refer any
groups, churches, non-profits or government
(Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14).
entities to Sue Force, Director of meetings Psalm — I will rise and go to my father
and conference ministry, or (Psalm 51).
480.948.7460 x173. Second Reading — Paul expresses his
Upcoming Retreats at The Casa: gratitude for being appointed to the ministry
Disciples Women’s Ministry (1 Timothy 1:12-17).
* September 11-12 Gospel — There is great rejoicing in heaven
Hispanic Ministry of Peace & Justice when a sinner repents (Luke 15:1-32 [1-10]).
* September 15-18
* September 17-19
Servite Provincial Monday: 1 Cor 11:17-26, 33; Lk 7:1-10
* September 20-24 Tuesday: Nm 21:4b-9; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13
Unity Phoenix Wednesday: 1 Cor 12:31 — 13:13; Jn 19:25
* September 24-26 Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-11; Lk 7:36-50
Fountain of Life Friday: Gal 16:14-18; Lk 9:23-26
* September 24-26 Saturday: 1Cor 12:31,13:1-10; Mt 11:25-30
Tina's Treasures Sunday: Am 8:4-7; Ps 113; 1 Tm 2:1-8
* September 25
SW Psychoanalytic
* September 25 Collection Information
Collection for 8/22/10 was $12,248
Eve's Daughters
(includes $1,617 Saturday Mass)
Women on the journey, you are invited to explore your
Collection for 8/23/09 was $12,333
spiritual path with Eve's Daughters, a very special group of
women who meet on Monday evenings from 7-9pm. Life is Communion count: 8/22/10 was 1,325
busy and can be hectic. How do you nurture yourself to stay Communion count: 8/23/09 was 1,163
centered and maintain your connection to the Divine? This Thank you for your continued generosity
gathering might just be a way for you to do that. We come
together to support one another on the spiritual journey DRIVE AWAY A HERO!
through story, song, ritual, prayer and sharing. This is a
"safe place" to explore our spirituality as women, and to
United Blood Services is hosting a blood
respectfully express our passion and our growing drive in Piper Hall next Sunday, Sept. 19th
pains. Our fall session begins on Monday, September from 8:00am-12:30pm. All donors will be
13. For more information, please call Mary Jo McLaughlin at entered to win a 2010 Beetle, courtesy of
602.957.8949 or email Peoria Volkswagon. Sign up today after all
~ Peace & Good, Mary Jo masses in the hospitality area, or go
Need Prayers? Sponsor Code: Franciscan
Contact Casa Prayer Partner
Find the hero in YOU –
Carol Vaccaro - 480.836.8066
donate blood.

Join us for: Food! Fun! Friends!

St.Francis Festival and
The Blessing of the Animals
October 30, Saturday, 10am-3pm
October 31, Sunday, 10am-3pm
Blessing on both days: Noon and 2pm.
PACC911 presents over 60 local animal rescue groups.
Purebred and mixed breed dogs, cats and critters of all shapes and sizes waiting to melt
your heart and have a second chance at life!
Dog Wash and Adopt-A-Thon

Announcing St. Francis Festival 2009 Mascots!

The judges did an outstanding job of selecting our 2009 Mascots. Below are: JACK, CHLOE and
BELLA. Here are their stories. Come and meet them at the Festival.

JACK, 2009 Mascot Bella, 2009 Kitty Mascot

(Calico Cat)
(terrier/schnauzer, age: 13 years)
Hi, my name is Bella. Thank you for selecting
Hi, I’m Jack. I’m old, arthritic and I have
me as your "Kitty Mascot" for this year’s St. Fran-
cancer but each day I’m grateful to be alive
cis Festival! My life didn't start out so well until
because I love being with some nice ladies from Safe Haven animal shel-
my family: mom, Mi- ter rescued me and
chelle, Sarah, Asher and my litter mates. The
Zepran. I’ve seen them rest is history. I am in
through a lot of tough my forever loving
stuff...death of a good home, pampered
friend, divorce, and a big and loved, have my
move from Califor- own kitty condo and
nia. Asher says I’m the so many kitty toys. I
best comforter ever! share them with my big kitty brother Buddy!

Co-Mascot: Chloe (chocolate lab/beagle)

Chloe is 2 years and 3 months old. We first met Chloe at the Casa's pet
adoption day, March 2008, where we fell in love with her and she with
us. From the best we can tell, she is part chocolate lab and part bea-
gle, with a real dominance of the chocolate lab look and tempera-
ment, but with the beagle size. Everyone who meets her thinks she is a
puppy. She weighs 21 pounds and is a loving, loyal companion who
goes everywhere with me. She is known on a first name basis by em-
ployees at the Home Depot and Best Buy near our home.
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Oasis in the Desert Register TODAY!!

Beginning October16, Programs include:
2010, The Arizona • Family Catechesis for
Ecumenical Institute for grades K- 6
Spiritual Directors will
• First Reconciliation for
be offering an eight
grades 2 and above
month program for
• First Communion and
personal discernment.
OASIS IN THE DESERT is an opportunity for Confirmation for grades 3 and above
anyone seeking to: • RCIA for Children for ages 7 and above
• Be spiritually nurtured in a Christian who have not been baptized.
environment. • Middle School (grades 6 – 8) Ministry
• Discern personal life questions. • High School Youth Ministry
Learn a discernment process through For more information contact Patty Tafolla at
participation in a discernment community. 480.948.7460 ext. 154 or at
Participants will meet monthly on a Saturday · You can register via email or by appointment ·
Upcoming Events:
Registration deadline: September 15, 2010 Sun, Sept. 12: First Reconciliation 10:45am
For more information contact S. Marilyn Sun, Sept. 19: Family Catechesis 10:45am Thurs, Sept 23: Parent Baptism Session 6:30pm
480-948-0707 ext 124
Or visit

Franciscan Renewal Center

A Franciscan mentor is one who chooses to live the Franciscan
Way, and in so doing, opens the door for others to be enriched by
all that Francis and Clare have to offer. Community members and
people attracted to becoming Franciscan mentors are invited to
attend this program.

Information Session Franciscan Gospel Living

& Kick-off Dinner in the Contemporary World
A course designed by the
Hosted by the friars in the dining room Institute for Contemporary Franciscan Life
October 29 St. Francis University of Pennsylvania
Friday, 6 pm 7 Saturdays, 9am-12pm
Cost: $10 Nov. 13, 2010 through May 2011
Reservations Necessary Instructor: Dr. Barry Sargent, PhD
Fee: $125 per person

For more information call Pat Julian, 480-948-7460, ext. 160.

Register online: or call 480-948-7460, ext. 157.
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What’s Going On This Week? Got questions? Come over to the Casa
7:00am - Daily Mass Information Table after Mass and ask away!
7:30am - Morning Liturgy of the Hours We invite all who are new to the Casa, or to
the Valley, to come over and pick up some
Regular Mass Times: information about the Casa. We’re glad
Saturday: 5:00pm you’re here!
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:15am,11am & 7pm
Rosary: Monday thru Friday 6:30pm Register to Become a Member

Sunday - September 12 of the Conventual Church of

Disciples of Christ Women's Ministry Our Lady of the Angels
Episcopal Deacon's Conference
RCIA for Children If you haven’t registered as a member
The World Made Fresh yet, you are welcome to get a registration
Hogan's Heroes form at the Front
Desk or at the
Monday - September 13
Information Table in
Contemplative Prayer the hospitality area.
Tai Chi Qigong As of June 1, 2010
Divorced & Separated Support Group we have 3,056
Daughter's of Eve members.
Tuesday - September 14 You can also print out an Adobe.pdf copy
Water from Rock (AM & PM) of the Registration Form on the website
Morning Mass Birthday Celebrations at
Coalition of Episcopal Latinos Conference
Grief Support Group
Depression Support Group
Choir Rehearsal Catalogs are available at the front desk
Wednesday - September 15 Please register early as it helps us in many
AZ Bible Class • better planning for the event
Coalition of Episcopal Latinos Conference • ordering and preparing food for meals
Gestalt Therapy Support Group • room reservation and set up needs
Pax Christi and a number of other related details that go
Thursday - September 16 into making sure the program is the best it can
Coalition of Episcopal Latinos Conference be for you.
Contemplative Prayer You can see programs at
Daughters of Eve
International Rescue Committee Missed Getting a Sunday Bulletin?
PACC911 Board Meeting Not to worry…Now you can see the
Friday - September 17 complete Sunday Bulletin online!
AEISD Council Go to and scroll to the
Br. Ivo's Kids
bottom of the Home Page. The most
Camelback Bible Church
current bulletin is available, with an
Saturday - September 18 archive of several past bulletins for your
AZ Ecumenical Institute for Spiritual Directors convenience.