A word about extreme heat and what you can do
On a call for Arizona Faith Network with our extreme heat resilience working group, we always have a report from the National Weather Service and partner reports. A couple of weeks ago we had a report from Arizona Public Service about programs for customers who may be experiencing problems with their utilities. I direct you to https://www.aps.com/assistance to learn about these programs; some are more flexible that others. If you know anyone who is in danger of loss of life or extreme heat-related illness, please share this information.
For those without a cool place to be during the day, there are city-based and faith-based cooling centers. We can always use volunteers. We do not use the spaces to proselytize, but to give people in need a place to keep out of the heat, to get a meal and some snacks, water, and we are pet-friendly. To find a cooling center at which to volunteer, please go to https://www.arizonafaithnetwork.org/cooling-centers. If you are medically unable to volunteer, the centers can always use donations of food, water, used clothing, shoes and socks.
We are also transmitting mass via Zoom on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. for those who are out of town or are ill. Please log in at least five minutes prior to the start of mass so we can let you into the Zoom room. The worship aid for July 25 can be found here.
St. Teresa said we are the hands and feet of Jesus; let us not turn away. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Peace and all blessings,
Rev. Kate Lehman, OSB
Please join us for weekly Mass:
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Shadow Rock UCC
Education Building Chapel
12861 N. 8th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85029
St. Teresa of Ávila is united with many other authentic Catholic faith communities as a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC). The ECC is a "community of communities" that share a common theology and liturgical tradition with the Roman Catholic Church, but do not participate in its canon law.
The "ECC Difference" can be seen in the inclusion of all baptized Christians at the Eucharistic table, respect for and recognition that the Spirit is at work in those of other religions, ordination of women and married individuals, offering of the sacrament of marriage to committed LGBT couples and those remarrying after divorce, invitation to follow conscience regarding birth control, and active/equal involvement of the laity in the governance of the Communion.