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The Ascension

This was the final goodbye.  Jesus, after his resurrection, had 'walked' with his disciples for another forty days.  How were they to guess he would disappear from their physical lives altogether?  It is a neat experiment that if you are in a crowd of people, stopped so there are no accidents, and look up to the sky, eventually almost everyone else will do the same.  That's the position the disciples were in when the angels appeared to them, essentially saying:  "Dudes!  What are you looking at? "  The disciples were reminded that Jesus would send them an Advocate and they had to get busy preparing to go to bring God's kingdom to the world.  We occasionally need that same reminder, although to stop and do nothing occasionally isn't a bad thing, if we are doing nothing with God!


If you wish to attend Sunday mass via Zoom, it will be at 9:00 a.m. Please log in at least five minutes prior to the start so I can let you into the Zoom room.  The worship aid for May 29 is here and will be shared on Zoom.

Peace and all blessings,

Rev. Kate Lehman, OSB

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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.