Welcome to the web page for Our Lady of the Mountains Parish. I hope that this site will be useful to all who visit it.
Our parish is blessed by so many wonderful people who participate in many ministries to our community. I hope you take time to browse through all the information presented here to find what you need or be inspired to participate in our life of faith.
Visitors are always welcome to our parish, so if you are traveling through the area, we hope to see you soon in person.
Ash Wednesday this year is March 1 beginning the season of Lent. During Lent we will be praying the Stations of the Cross in English at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Spanish each Friday night. We will have a meatless soup and bread meal available in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. All are encouraged to come and pray this ancient devotion as we walk with Our Lord on the Way of the Cross. Different parish groups will be leading the devotion each week.
Another way to grow spiritually this Lent can be by using this email program: Best Lent Ever, One of the most important excersises we can do during our Lenten preparation is to come to confession. Our Parish Penance Service is on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Many priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
If you have never been there, you might consider attending the Chrism mass at St. Augustine Cathedral on April 10 at 2 p.m. At the mass the bishop blesses the holy oils that are used in all the parishes throughout the year for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Anointing of the Sick. Holy Chrism is also used by the bishop for the ordination of priests. We are privileged to have Mr. Peter Pedrasa, who is studying to become a priest, as an intern in our parish. He is always looking to learn from you, so please welcome him as he ministers here at OLM.
If you haven’t stopped our parish offices you are in for a pleasant surprise. We have done some remodeling and the offices are now laid out in a much more logical fashion so that we can serve you better.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is well on its way toward our goal. Thank you to all who have made you gift. If you haven’t, you can make your pledge using the link at the side of this page. It is so important that everyone participate since this appeal helps prepare for the future of our Church here in southern Arizona by helping to train priests, deacons and lay ministers. It also helps support our schools and our youth ministries and helps Catholic Social Services help those in need.
Speaking of schools, All Saints Catholic School is now registering students for next year. If you are a child, this is the place to be!
Finally, for all you long range planners out there, I will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October of 2018. You can take a look at the save the date flier here.
God’s blessings for a holy and joyful Lent,
Fr. Mike Bucciarelli
1425 E. Yaqui Street
Celebration of the Mass