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We marvel at the changing colors of autumn. We're fascinated by the gradual falling of the leaves. While driving home to Douglas yesterday, I stopped and parked by the shoulder of the road (historic interstate 80) for a moment at a place (photos below) I don't remember exactly, possibly somewhere between Benson and St. David. We may not have the same lovely hues as in other places but the shades certainly draw us to a pause. It's so timely that we heard the book of Wisdom this week letting us know, the order and beauty of nature didn't happen by mere coincidence. At this time of year, the surrounding environment has led us to the knowledge of the existence of God, the creator of the universe and the author of life. A supernatural divine being must have created this in an orderly fashion. 

Immaculate Conception Parish hosted an appreciation dinner for all the fiesta volunteers. Not everyone showed up, of course and yet, it was an enjoyable evening where guests sat and chatted. Since it was an appreciation, there was no prepared agenda except to enjoy the food served, which included mouth-watering homemade barbacoa, frijoles, y mucho mas (the staff made sure what's on the menu was delicious) and each other's company. As I handed the certificates, a couple of musicians were seated next to each other. One of them agreed to render us few songs which made the crowd roared and stayed. Remember it was impromptu. He actually ended up singing a lot more than I initially thought. A young lady even volunteered. There was some hesitation about raffle winners hitting the dance floor right at the middle but no worries, we'll do a better job next time. Welcome to IC! You never know what's to come on a given moment. 

CONGRATULATIONS ANA CHAVARIN for being the recipient of a prestigious award, the Cardinal Bernardin Award. If I rememeber correctly, she's from Agua Prieta and Douglas.   

As always, we offer prayers for the homebound, speedy recovery for the sick, hope for the terminally ill and the dying.  

Let’s pray for the eternal repose of the souls of the parishioners who recently passed away and offer condolences, sympathy and consolation to the grieving families, relatives and friends. Rest assured, they are included in the prayers of the community.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.  



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