What is the Kingdom?

06-17-2018Fr. Francisco “Bing” Colasito

"This is how it is with the kingdom of God." What is a kingdom? Is it the brick and mortar that build up the castle? Is it the expanse of land a king can reasonably defend? Our notions of kingdoms may be romanticized in the modern era, but for the Israelites, a kingdom held deep historical meaning. Thousands of years before the birth of Christ, the Israelites had asked God for a king. After the reigns of David and Solomon, the united kingdom dissolved into factions, and the land was conquered by the Assyrians, Babylonians, and, finally, Romans. For the Israelites, a kingdom was something to build, both structurally and civilly. While this had ended in ruin for their ancestors, many of Jesus' contemporaries longed for the restoration of an earthly kingdom.


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Good Shepherd Mission Announcements

  • Adoration at GSM will not be held during the summer months. Adoration will resume in September.
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Help Wanted: Full Time Custodian

We currently have a position available for a full-time custodian. Duties will include cleaning St. Rose Parish and Mission of the Good Shepherd; as well as providing light maintenance for both properties.


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St. Rose T-Shirt Sale

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Knight of Columbus Scholarship Program

The Knights of Columbus St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Council 13719 is proud to offer a scholarship to graduating eighth grade students and high school students who will be attending a Catholic high school in the Greater Phoenix area. The $500 scholarship is available on a competitive basis as fully described within.


Mother of Mercy Homeschool Co-op (MOM)

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Blood Drive
Jun 24 8:00am - 1:00pm

in building A meeting room.

Contact Alicia Gonzales at 623-465-9740 ext 104 or visit www.BloodHero.com sponsor code StRose

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Aug 24

Allow God to give you grace in abundance and transform your marriage relationship by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Our next weekend will take place at Hilton Garden Inn Phx Airport North 3838 E. Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85008 on Aug 24-26.