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February 19, 2017

The 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

RENEWAL

The Franciscan Renewal Center • A Roman Catholic Community of the Franciscan Province of St. Barbara

Upcoming at the Casa

Understanding Laudato Si’

Take a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical.

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm

Spanish for Ministry

Six Saturday mornings, beginning March 4

9:00 am - Noon

Discover Your New Church

Learn about the unique design and artwork of the new Church.

Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Conventual Church of

Our Lady of the Angels

at the Franciscan Renewal Center

Weekend Mass Saturday 5:00 pm

Sunday

7:30 am, 9:15 am

11:00 am, 7:00 pm

Daily Mass Monday - Saturday 7:00 am

Holy Day Masses as announced

Reconciliation please call for appointment

Rosary Tuesday 6:00 pm

Centering Prayer Thursday 7:45 am

Front Desk Hours Monday - Saturday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

Sunday

7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Bookstore Hours Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5802 East Lincoln Drive • Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 • Phone 480.948.7460 • thecasa.org

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THE CONVENTUAL CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS

Church of Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Staff

rector

Fr. Peter Kirwin, OFM

Church vicar

Fr. Joseph Schwab, OFM

Church Vicar

Fr. Bill Bried, OFM

deacon

Dcn. Hervé Lemire

liturgy and music

Norbert Zwickl

Jaime Gonzalez

executive assistant to the liturgy office

Rosa Rodriguez

catechesis and sacraments

Patty Tafolla

youth minister

James Whitaker

faith in action ministry (social action)

Patti Sills-Trausch

Bonnie Wasniewski

Laura Libertore

wedding scheduling

Nellie Castro

frpeter@thecasa.org x158

jschwabofm@thecasa.org x152

frbill@thecasa.org x124

deaconherve@gmail.com

norbert@thecasa.org x126

jaime@thecasa.org x127

rosa@thecasa.org x121

dcm@thecasa.org x154

youth@thecasa.org x122

socialconcerns@thecasa.org x130

bonnie@thecasa.org x155

laura@thecasa.org x156

pastoral@thecasa.org x171

Franciscan Renewal Center Administration

executive director

Fr. Joseph Schwab, OFM

jschwabofm@thecasa.org x152

general manager and chief administrator officer

Charles Brown

casa@thecasa.org x175

operations

Mike Slivers

adult education, programs and retreats

Rick Hardy

meetings and conferences

mike@thecasa.org x129

rick@thecasa.org x160

Indra Tilgass-Rodney

indra@thecasa.org x164

Kathi Sekara

kathi@thecasa.org x188

counseling and support groups

Judith McHale

counseling@thecasa.org x134

spiritual direction

Sharon Taszarek

finance

Kristine M. Cook, CPA

Lora Nelson

volunteer opportunities

Pat Bennier, CVA

sustainability

Sarah Privée

Sue Force

Allison Brown

Mary Dunn

communications

Patricia Lee

Jeff Griffin

sharon@thecasa.org x162

finance@thecasa.org x159

lora@thecasa.org x151

volunteer@thecasa.org x157

sarah@thecasa.org x150

sue@thecasa.org x173

allison@thecasa.org x346

endowment@thecasa.org x128

communications@thecasa.org x147

communications@thecasa.org x123

Officers of the FRC Board

Doug Olesen, Chair

Alanna M. Mack, CPA Treasurer

William Anger, Esq., Vice Chair

Arlene Davidson, Secretary

Phone 480.948.7460 | Fax 480.948.2325 | Website thecasa.org

The feast of the Chair of St. Peter is

coming up on February 22, so I’d like to share

some reflections on the continuing role of this

saint in the church community.

Authority comes from God for the sake of the

Church in order to maintain the community

as a unified body. In our culture we have a strong tendency to

reject authority because it puts limits on personal freedom.

We do accept authority in all kinds of ways, though. Medical

specialists, police, education, traffic controls, financial experts are

all examples. I think we all know that no organization survives

without some type of unifying principle. This person or group

needs to have the authority of character, while the authority of

expertise and office are helpful. So, what’s the example of Simon

Peter about?

Many people have written on Matthew 16:17-19. If

we consider parallel quotes in Scripture about keys, we find

that the master of the king’s palace was described as having

significant authority, symbolized by the keys (Isaiah, 2 Kings).

In the Gospel, Simon is also given a title “Peter” or in Aramaic

“Kepha” which means “rock,” the first time known that this word

becomes a name. Peter is also noted far more frequently in the

New Testament than any other apostle–nearly 200 times. His role

is often as spokesman or the first to do something–even if he’s

wrong. His own failures are important because of his role to lead.

It’s good for all people to recognize that mistakes, sin and failures

are part of leadership. Had Peter been less important, his failures

would be less important. He’s not described as perfect, but real.

There are numerous examples of teachers in the early

Church (from about the year 200 AD on) who spoke of Peter’s

distinct leadership role, including Clement of Alexandria,

Tertullian, Origen, Cyprian, Cyril, Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine

and others. While the expression of the role has changed over the

centuries–at times for the worse–at the core is our understanding

of the role of Peter as continuing over the centuries.

Vatican II placed emphasis on the role of the pope as a

ministry of unity to maintain the local churches as one in faith,

charity, mission, ministry and sacraments. I encourage all of us

to be grateful that the unifying leadership role of Peter continues

in the Church and now is present in the person of Pope Francis.

This is something to celebrate on the upcoming feast.

May God give you peace.

Fr. Joe Schwab, OFM, Church Vicar

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LITURGY CONNECTION

Has your contact information changed?

We would love to be informed if you moved,

changed phone numbers, switched email addresses,

changed the color of your hair (ok, not that one), got

married, had a child or any other major change has

taken place since you filled out the yellow form and

registered with us. This way we can be sure we have

the most up-to-date information, and you will not

miss anything from us! To update any information,

contact Rosa at ext. 121 or rosa@thecasa.org and

she will be happy to assist you. Also, if you haven’t

registered, we invite you again to please do so. The

information on the yellow form is vital to our ability

to serve you best. Please see the front desk today and

they will assist you.

The Diocese of Phoenix’s

Charity and

Development Appeal

The annual Charity and

Development Appeal (CDA)

is underway. Thank you to

everyone who gave a gift last

weekend. Each and every

person’s gift is important.

For those who have not yet completed a donor

card, please join us. Your gift to the CDA supports

local community and charitable organizations

that assist individuals and families in need or

in crisis. These organizations improve the lives

of thousands of people across 4 Arizona counties

(Mohave, Maricopa, Coconino and Yavapai). The

CDA serves the needs of local communities beyond

the boundaries of any one parish. As a result, more

people are helped.

More information can be found at dphx.org/cda.

The Art & Environment Ministry

One ministry that works behind the scenes is the

Art & Environment team. Their job is to decorate

and enhance the surroundings for all the major

liturgical seasons and celebrations throughout the

year at the Church of our Lady of the Angels.

This ministry team is starting to think about the

seasonal needs of the

new church. What will

Advent look like in the

new church?

What about Christmas?

Or Lent? Or Easter?

Or Ordinary Time?

We certainly have some

thinking and planning

and creating to do. This must be done artfully,

carefully, and mindfully.

Additionally, we will continue to be celebrating

Christmas and Holy Week in Palm Court.

While this ministry is not a weekly commitment,

the workdays are specific and can be strenuous.

There is some need for crafting skills (sewing,

flower arranging, decorating, etc.) but there is

really a need for people with physical strength –

if you can climb a ladder while balancing a 9 foot

Christmas tree on your shoulders, we need you!

If you are interested in participating on the “A&E

team,” please email to norbert@thecasa.org.

A brainstorming session to begin planning for the

new church is coming soon.

Are you feeling called to this ministry??

The 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time ~ Cycle A

February 19, 2017

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FAMILY CATECHESIS & SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

There’s an app for everything!

Maybe not everything, but lots of choices for Catholic families.

Digital Ministry is a great tool for kids and adults to grow in

faith. Here are some suggestions for you.

For Kids

365 Prayers for Kids – A Daily Illustration (ages 0-6)

Catholic Words and Games - $4.99

The Activity Bible – Kids over 7 Stories, puzzles, quizzes

Saint of the Day - $1.99 Contains 365 saints, complete with

descriptions and coloring pages.

Parents too!

Institute of Catholic

Culture – Audio and video

lectures from leading

teachers and theologians

on the Catholic faith.

Focus Bible Studies – Bible

study, Media, Blog

Give us this Day – Daily

Readings and reflections

Kids! Water! Baptism!

This weekend we have three children

entering the waters of baptism.

Aiden Oster

Paxton Lavit

William Cummings

Interested in baptizing your child?

We would love to start a conversation

with you and explain the process.

Contact Donna Kinzie at

donna@thecasa.org or at

480.948.7460 ext. 163

for more information.

Family Faith Activities Feb. 19th Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

We are being called to be perfect as God is perfect, which of course we cannot do. What we can do is to observe

God’s law, living a life of holiness. This is truly easier said than done. So then what are the options for us? When we

are caught in the midst of difficulties and strife, aka family life, what do we do? Consider the challenge of Jesus

of turning the other cheek during difficult times. No, we are not to tolerate abuse, but perhaps to consider the

perspective of the other person. Yes, Jesus is calling us to “be perfect” in our relationships with one another. And in

loving others as God loves us, we emulate the perfection of God. Gather your family and complete the following

sentence – “I know I am loved by others when…”

Read Matthew 5:38-48 and discuss:

What is Jesus telling us to do when people are mean to us?

What are we supposed to do for our enemies? What is Jesus calling us to be?

Mealtime Memories: As you gather for meals, talk about how each member of

the family is important. Share the goodness and beauty each family member has.

Highlight special talents and skills which have made a difference in the life of the

family. Share special qualities and how each person lives out God’s love.

Heart Prayer: Cut out a large red heart from construction paper. Ask each person in the family to write

words from today’s Gospel on the heart.” Around the edge of the heart have everyone write their name in

a border.

Concluding Prayer: O Lord, You are kind and merciful. Like a compassionate father You do not deal with us

according to our sins but according to Your own holiness. Help us to strive to be more like Your Son and to love

one another. Amen.

For more information about Baptisms, Sacramental Preparation and Family Catechesis,

please contact Patty Tafolla at 480.355.0359 or dcm@thecasa.org

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YOUTH MINISTRY

coming soon

February 26 Edge Middle School 11:00 am - Noon

March 4

Hike for the Homeless

Contact James for more info.

March 12 Edge Middle School Meeting 11:00 am - Noon

High School Meeting

5:00 - 7:00 pm

March 26 Edge Middle School Meeting 11:00 am - Noon

High School Meeting

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Young Adults! Go to thecasa.org/Alpha to sign up or to get information about ways

you can meet young people and build relationships at the Casa.

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For information on upcoming events, the latest news and forms, visit us at

CasaYouth.org or call James Whitaker at 480.355.0343

Calling all Casa Volunteers...

an offer expecially for you!

If you would like to learn how to become a leader who:

• Inspires

• Motivates

• Collaborates

• Succeeds

VOLUNTEER VOICE – Ordinary People, Extraordinary Hearts!

Then join the thousands of former participants like those who have attended the

Leadership Seminar formerly known as Survival School.

In gratitude for all you do, the Center for Leadership Wellness is offering a 50%

discount to all Casa Volunteers to attend the upcoming Leadership Seminar on

March 13 - March 17.

Learn to increase your effectiveness as a leader and to enhance the success of your

ministry.

Contact Pat Bennier at volunteer@thecasa.org for details.

For volunteer opportunities, contact Pat Bennier at

volunteer@thecasa.org or 480.355.0361

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FAITH IN ACTION MINISTRIES

Hunger Action Ministry

Winter/Spring Service

Save the Date(s)

Saturday, March 18: St. Vincent de Paul (30

people, 2 Locations) Dining room (15): prepare

and serve lunch to guests; Urban Farm (15): care

for the vegetable and fruit garden providing fresh

food to the dining room.

Friday, April 7: Circle the City (30 people) Circle

the City delivers

healthcare to the homeless in Phoenix (30): we will

serve breakfast to 150 homeless guests.

These service opportunities take place in

the morning through lunchtime. Find more

information and sign up in the Hospitality Area

on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 & 26 or at

HungerAction@thecasa.org.

Give me the hunger to be a part

of the feeding and the healing

of this world.

Check to see if there is still space available!

San Carlos Apache Immersion Experience

February 25, 2017

7:45 am – 9:00 pm

Fee is just $5.00 due to a generous grant from the

Nackard Family Foundation

• Learn about San Carlos Apache history

• See the mission church and school

• Learn about the semi-precious peridot gemstone

mined on the reservation

• Meet crafters and see beading and weaving

demonstrations

• Opportunity to purchase genuine Apache crafts

• Lunch and dinner is included

Transforming Grace

Winter Residents: It may still be

possible to participate in the Engaging

Spirituality Program. 2.5 hours per

session, this weekly program will occur

for the next several weeks and then

continue in late 2017 and winter/spring 2018. Contact

Laura Libertore at laura@thecasa.org if you would like

to find out more and if i'ts possible to participate.

You can still signup for Habitat builds

This weekend (Feb 18 & 19) – stop

in the Hospitality area and signup!

Or Email us: thecasahabitat@

gmail.com and tell us the dates

you would like to volunteer::

2/25 Phoenix/Peoria Ave house —Final touch up

3/4 Tempe House — Drywall

4/1 Tempe House — Doors and trim

5/6 Tempe House — Landscape

No experience needed! All training provided by Habitat

for Humanity. You must be 16 yrs. old to participate in the

construction – no age limits for providing morning coffee

or lunches for the crews!

Space is limited — Contact

Patti Sills-Trausch for more

information and to see if space

is still available:

Socialconcerns@thecasa.org

Contact us at 480.948.7460 Patti Sills-Trausch at x130 or socialconcerns@thecasa.org, Laura

Libertore at x156 or laura@thecasa.org or Bonnie Wasniewski at x155 or bonnie@thecasa.org

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FAITH IN ACTION MINISTRIES

Brothers in Peace and Prayer Retreat

Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton:

Contemplative Peace Makers

Friday, March 10—Sunday, March 12

Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton found a common

connection in their belief that working for justice was a

natural outgrowth of the contemplative life. Prayer and

meditation give rise to engagement in the world, and action

rooted in faith leads to contemplative consciousness.

This retreat, consisting of presentations, meditation,

reflection, dialogue and prayer, will focus on social justice

and prayer in light of the life and teachings of these two

great masters of the spiritual life who continue to influence

the contemplatives and activists of our time.

Fee per person, including meals: $140; with

lodging $225 single, $175 double. Pre-registration

required.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Let There Be Peace...And Let's Begin with

Catholic Social Teaching

Saturday, March 25, 9:00am - 3:00pm

with Anne Connor

Based on biblical values and rooted in Scripture, Catholic

Social Teaching invites us to live our faith, deeply, while

attending to the signs of the times. It is a teaching founded

on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came “to bring

glad tidings to the poor…liberty to captives…recovery

of sight to the blind” (Lk 4:18-19), and who identified

himself with “the least of these,” (Mt 25:40).

Join Laura as we explore the key themes and principles

of Catholic Social Teaching as they apply to peacemaking

and the common good, and how they shape our call to

lives of love and service in the world

NOTE: A foundation course for the Nonviolence

Leadership Certificate Program. Open to everyone.

Fee: $45, includes lunch. Pre-registration

required.

Circles of Peace Workshop – An

Introduction

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

with Mark Klym and Bonnie Wasniewski

The “Circle” process is an old approach, developed and

used in Native American cultures of the United States

and Canada. Its adaptation to the criminal justice system

developed in the 1980s.

We have taken the concept of Circles and developed a new

approach to peacemaking. The process makes it possible

for civil dialogue to happen.

The Circle process is especially useful for:

• Blended families

• Teachers/Principals

• Supervisors

• Neighborhood issues

• People in leadership

In this workshop, the basic hows and whys of the

Circle process will be demonstrated. You will have the

opportunity to learn the process both as a participant and

leader.

Fee Per Person: $75, includes lunch.

Pre-registration is required.

Contact us at 480.948.7460 Patti Sills-Trausch at x130 or socialconcerns@thecasa.org, Laura

Libertore at x156 or laura@thecasa.org or Bonnie Wasniewski at x155 or bonnie@thecasa.org

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ADULT EDUCATION & RETREATS

Anger Management Retreat

Friday, March 3—Sunday, March 5

with Chris Monaco, PhD

In this retreat, you will explore the topic of anger in your life in terms of how you feel about it, how you

express it, and specifically if what you do with it meets your needs or causes difficulty within family, with

friends, or in the workplace. You'll have the opportunity to learn to understand your anger as well as how

to express it in acceptable ways.

Personal Spiritual Direction will be available.

Fee, including meals: $140; with lodging $225 single, $175 double.

Pre-registration required.

Beloved Daughters Workshop

Saturday, February 25, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

with Deb Findlow and Diane Owens

It’s difficult to hear God’s voice calling you “Beloved

Daughter” when the world tells you that you are unworthy

or never enough. In this interactive workshop, we will

use Scripture, poetry, journaling and music to celebrate

women, our gifts and our Belovedness in God’s eyes.

Come and tune in to the voice that calls you “Beloved

Daughter.”

Fee: $35, includes lunch.

Pre-registration required.

For more information or to register for any of these programs

please visit thecasa.org or call 480.948.7460 ext. 132

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ADULT EDUCATION & RETREATS

Coming Events

The Holy Spirit in the Spirituality of St. Francis

Friday, March 17—Sunday, March 19

with Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, Conv, Ret.

In this retreat, you’ll explore the dynamic and transformative role of the Holy

Spirit in the writings and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. You’ll pay particular

attention to the prayer which is part of the “Epistle to the Entire Order” as well as

the Admonitions and other writings of St. Francis. Personal Spiritual Direction

will be available.

Fee per person, including meals: $140; with lodging $225 single, $175

double. Pre-registration required.

Spirit, Energy Movement

Monday, March 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

with Lu Bellamak

Our bodies are made for movement! Our spirit desires freedom. This series offers a

unique opportunity to explore patterns of movement that enhance mental, spiritual,

and physical energy.

This is an active experience: everyone participates! Suitable for adults of all ages;

move at your pace and comfort. Range of movement: standing, sitting, lying down,

kneeling. Music is especially chosen to support this exploration of personal energy

through movement. Gym or dance attire will be perfect.

Fee: $40 for the series. Pre-registration required.

Spanish for Ministry

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Deacon Hervé Lemire

Deacon Hervé will help you gain a functional

command of Spanish with a vocabulary

suitable for ministry.

Fee: $60, plus $28 for coursebook.

Pre-registration required.

For more information or to register for any of these programs

please visit thecasa.org or call 480.948.7460 ext. 132

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VISION CORNER

Generations of Belonging

“Feeling like I belong here” is a

common statement that I have

heard from hundreds of people

after they have discovered the

Casa. A friend invites them to

a Discover the Vision tour or

they are introduced to me after

a Mass, and I see them again

somewhere on campus—or

many times off. Invariably, they say the same thing,

possibly with different wording but always around

the comfort of being here and how much it means to

them. I understand it because it is exactly how I feel.

In 2013, I came out of early retirement to

become a small part of a team working with Father

Joe and Charlie to help the Casa move into the future

and all that entails. Part of that future is the beautiful

building under construction in the west parking lot.

Our new Church will be there to be a place of welcome

for those who built it and those we have yet to meet.

This past Monday, we had our 2nd Winter

Resident Renewing Lives Breakfast in the Casa Dining

Room. The Friars and staff welcomed about 50 of our

seasonal community members to a hearty breakfast

prepared by Chef Elias and his crew. They loved the

food and the program, but what they were most

thrilled about was

being back here at

the Casa and once

again feeling like

they had contributed

in some way to the

future of the Casa.

Since 1951, the Casa

has been renewing lives

through spiritual growth,

healing and transformation,

and serving others.

When I first became a member of the Casa

community, I was newly confirmed and so in love

with everything Franciscan. I never realized at that

time, years ago, how much it would all come to mean

to me. I know that this is exactly where I was always

headed and where I belong, and it is my honor to be

able to help it stay as a place where All are Welcome

and leave with a sense of belonging.

— Sarah Privée, Major Gifts Officer

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot

drive out hate; only love can do that.." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discover Your New Church.

Soon, we will be worshiping in the

new Conventual Church of Our Lady of the

Angels—but first you’ll want to learn about its

unique design and artwork.

Fr. Joseph Schwab, OFM, and Norbert

Zwickl, the Casa’s Director of Liturgy and Music,

will help you gain a full appreciation of the space

at a Discover Your New Church Presentation

and Q&A Session, on Wednesday, March 15,

from 6:30—8:30 pm.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The event will be held in the current church;

RSVPs are required by contacting Sue Force at

sue@thecasa.org or 480.355.5631.

Discover The Vision.

DISCOVER THE VISION

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 11:00 am

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6:00 pm

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 11:00 am

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 6:00 pm

Reserve your spot today:

online: thecasa.org/discover-vision/; phone:

480.355.0357; email: rsvp@thecasa.org

RENEWING LIVES

Ourselves. Our Communities. Our World.

For more information regarding the RENEWING LIVES initiative, or to contribute material to the

Vision Corner, please call 480.355.0357 or email communications@thecasa.org

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COUNSELING MINISTRY

Counseling Ministry

and Support Groups

For those who seek healing

and transformation

We Are Here for YOU…

We welcome all who are interested in attending.

Counseling Support Groups

No appointments required for groups listed below

Monday: 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Divorce/Separation/Relationship Endings

Tuesday: 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Grief

6:30 - 8:30 pm: Depression

Wednesday: 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Addiction & Family

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions are available mornings, afternoons and evenings,

Monday - Friday, and require an appointment.

To make an appointment, please call the Counseling

Ministry at 480.948.7460 ext. 133, 8:30 am - Noon.

If you know someone who is looking for help, answers,

guidance or just needs someone to listen, please suggest

our counseling ministry.

Judith McHale, MA, LPC, Director of Counseling Ministry

For more information about our Counseling Ministry,

please call 480.948.7460, ext. 134 or email: counseling@thecasa.org

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Indra Rodney

We offer non-profit organizations an exclusively serene gathering place for meetings,

conferences and special events. With spaces and lodging designed to inspire the mind

and soothe the spirit, as well as exceptional food to nourish the body, the Franciscan

Renewal Center is a wellness plan for non-profits that allows them to renew and recharge.

Take a Google Virtual Tour of the campus at CasaMeetings.org. We appreciate referrals

of churches, non-profits or government entities.

Enjoy Summer Savings

and receive free meeting space when you reserve 10 or more rooms

(rates are per person, per night)

June and Sept.

July and Aug.

Single Occupancy $118 $75

Double Occupancy $90 $50

For more information about hosting your next non-profit event at the Casa, contact

Indra Rodney, Director of Meetings & Conferences at 480.355.5632 or indra@thecasa.org.

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Why donate blood?

Got questions

about life

No more excuses! For many people, the hardest part

about deciding to donate blood is overcoming the

fear of the needle stick. Many people actually decide

to donate to help get over their fear of needles. The

actual drawing process should cause very little, if any,

discomfort. The finger prick during the preliminary

interview process (required to test your iron level) is

usually the only discomfort encountered by a blood

donor.

Stop by Piper Hall today to donate blood between

8:00 am-12:15 pm.

Be a hero. Walk-ins always welcome.

Books and Blessings

bookstore & spiritual boutique at the casa

Books and gifts to delight

the body, mind and spirit

We offer handcrafted works by local artists and fair trade crafters

from around the world. We are especially delighted to showcase

the work of Apache artisans from Arizona.

If you’re a fan of print books, our collection runs the gamut from

the classics to the latest in all things spiritual ... prayer, personal

growth, saints and popular Christian writers of today and long ago.

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please stop by, we look forward to serving you!

Visit us online at BooksandBlessings.net

Spiritual Direction

How is God present or absent in your life?

In the midst of a busy life, many people find it difficult

to notice God’s action in their daily affairs. Yet, at the

deepest level, many of us long for a more conscious

experience of God’s presence and love.

A spiritual director/companion is trained to listen

and encourage you to explore a closer relationship

with God through conversation, listening and prayer.

If you are curious about spiritual direction at the

Casa, or would like to make an appointment, please

contact Sharon Taszarek at 480.948.7460, ext.

162 or sharon@thecasa.org.

For the latest news and general information, visit us

at thecasa.org or call the Front Desk at 480.948.7460

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Cornerstone at the Casa has moved from the Casita to

the Spiritual Direction Center across the driveway due

east of the Tekakwitha meeting room. Meditation times:

Monday 5:00 pm and Wednesday, 11:30 am in the Spiritual

Direction Center; Friday 11:30 am in the Meditation

Chapel.

The Casa Prayer Partners Ministry petitions prayers

and prays for our human family. Send requests to:

CasaPrayerPartners@gmail.com

Men in Spirit Our purpose is to help further spirituality

and the responsibilities of Christian men. We do this

through discussion, study, lectures and guidance. We

meet on the first Saturday of the month for Mass at 7:00

am, followed by breakfast and our meeting. Contact: Al

Sapia-Bosch or Chuck Jirauch: MenInSpirit@thecasa.org

AZ Males On the last Wednesday of each month from

5:30 - 8:00 pm, men gather to sit in a circle we call

"Illuman Men's Council" for growing the work of Illuman,

reflection, contemplation, sharing and fellowship. Join us,

meet other men on the spiritual journey, and learn about

Arizona Males Spirituality, a licensed affiliate of Illuman.

azmalespirituality.org

Casa Singles meet on the Second Friday of every month

at 7 p.m. Most meetings are here at the Casa; some events

take place off campus. Watch this space for details.

About the Franciscan Renewal Center

The Franciscan Renewal Center began in 1951 as a

place for retreat programs. Affectionately known as

the “Casa de Paz y Bien” or simply “the Casa,” it is

today a Catholic renewal center in Paradise Valley, AZ,

offering spiritual growth, healing and transformation

that moves lives into the service of others.

The Casa is an active religious community of the Order

of Friars Minor — part of the worldwide Franciscan

family, following in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and

Clare of Assisi. The Casa is a wholly owned entity

of the Franciscan Province of Saint Barbara, based

in Oakland, CA, that works cooperatively with the

Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.

Activities at the Casa include daily and Sunday

Mass, retreats, gathering space for non-profit groups,

licensed behavioral health counseling, as well as more

than 50 volunteer ministries that give aid to the poor

or vulnerable, empower individuals to improve their

circumstances, and build community fellowship.

Discover more at TheCasa.org

Readings & Mass Intentions

February 19 - February 25, 2017

Sunday Lv 19:1-2, 17-18; Ps 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Cor

3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48

Pro-Populo

7:30 am

Bobby Williams

9:15 am

Mary Marrell

11:00 am

Gunther Landinger

7:00 pm

Monday Sir 1:1-10; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mk 9:14-29

Chuck MacGllivray

7:00 am

Tuesday Sir 2:1-11; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40;

Mk 9:30-37

Dale Martin

7:00 am

Wednesday 1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19

Stanley Lukasz

7:00 am

Thursday Sir 5:1-8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mk 9:41-50

Marie Kovarik

7:00 am

Friday Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35;

Mk 10:1-12

Petra Morris

7:00 am

Saturday Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16

Dale Martin

7:00 am

Lawrence Walski

5:00 pm

Next

Sunday Is 49:14-15; Ps 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Cor 4:1-5;

Mt 6:24-34

The intentions listed here will be the intentions of the priest and will not be

announced to the gathered assembly.

Mass Intentions for Next Week: Feb. 26 - Mar. 4

Sunday:

Monday:

Tuesday:

Ash

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

Pro-Populo; Dale Martin;

Charles H. Keating, IV; James M. Kovarik

Danny and Xavier Castro

Larry Schwietz

Teresa Valdivieso; Theresa Bealer Pierjart;

Vivian Stidham

Margaret Guiney

Diane Cowen

David Carlos Mesa; William L. and Jean

Marie Sullivani

For the latest news and general information, visit us

at thecasa.org or call the Front Desk at 480.948.7460

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February 19, 2017 • The 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

This Week at the Casa

February 19 - February 25, 2017

Sunday

BLOOD DRIVE AFTER MASS

9:00 am Casa Children's Celebration

9:00 am Family Catechesis

9:00 am Straight Talk Theology

5:00 pm Hogan's Heroes

Monday

5:00 pm Cornerstone Meditation

6:30 pm Divorce, Seperation & Significant

Relationship Ending Support Group

6:30 pm Presentation by Shujaa Graham

Check here each week for the latest progress on the

Casa's Master Plan for improvements and expansion.

The new Church of Our Lady of The Angels

Tuesday

5:00 pm Twilight Retreat

530 pm Grief Support Group

6:00 pm Rosary

6:30 pm Depression Support Group

7:00 pm RCIA Catechetical Session

Wednesday

10:00 am Arizona Bible Class

11:30 am Cornerstone Meditation

5:30 pm AZ Males Faith Sharing Group

6:30 pm Substance Abuse Support Group

Thursday

7:45 am Contemplative Prayer

9:30 am Daughters of Eve

6:00 pm Alpha (Young Adults)

6:30 pm Compassionate Communication

7:00 pm Catholics Can Come Home

98% of construction waste has been recycled, so far—

well above LEED certification requirements. That

means 185 tons of these materials have been kept out

of local landfills!

Friday

6:30 pm Understanding Laudato Si'

Saturday

9:00 am Beloved Daughters Workshop

9:00 am Introduction to Centering Prayer

Some of these events require advance registration. Visit

thecasa.org or call 480.948.7460 for more information

Stonework continues on the exterior.

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