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.
Pilgrimage: Please see the last paragraph for information on the pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October.
May Our Risen Lord fill you all with his blessings. May this Easter season be for you a time of hope, grace and peace.
Over the next two weeks we will be celebrating the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and the great feast of Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church.
Welcome our Seminarian
We welcome seminarian Dennis Marcos to our parish this week. He will be helping with ministry here until July 20. He will be beginning his second year of Theology at Mundelein Seminary this fall.
Speaking of seminarians: Deacon Tom Quirk will be ordained to the priesthood at St. Augustine Cathedral on June 2 at 10:00 a.m. and Peter Pedrasa will be ordained a deacon the following week, June 9, also at 10:00 a.m.
I will be taking a 2 week vacation across the country, returning the 31st of May. Fr. Rudy will be available as usual and we will have visiting priests celebrating some of the Sunday masses.
Annual Catholic Appeal
Now is the time to make your pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Remember that your donation goes toward the education of seminarians such as Deacon Tom Quirk and Peter Pedrasa, Richard Rivera and Joe Schaaf. The ACA also helps with the training of Deacons and Lay Ministers, support for Catholic Schools and Catholic Social Services. You can make your pledge by clicking on the link on the left side of this page.
As we approach April 15 and start collecting tax documents, don’t forget to make your donation to CTSO so that you can receive the state tax credit. I made mine to the maximum amount I can give. This is a win-win situations as we get our money back as state tax credits and the students get scholarships. Please remember to check the box for All Saints Catholic School. See the link on the side of the page to make your donation.
All Saints Catholic School always has room for new students. Remember that scholarships can still be available. If you are a child, this is the place to be! Remember to register for the new school year.
Visitors are always welcome to our parish, so if you are traveling through the area, we hope to see you soon in person.
We have been updating our parish Facebook page frequently. You can take a look by clicking on the link on the left side of the page.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a Catholic order that works for good of the Christian Community in the Holy Land by prayer, pilgrimage and financial support. One of the ancient missions of the Order is to support pilgrimages to the Holy Land. As a member of the Order, I am privileged to be able to lead a pilgrimage from October 8 through 19 of this year. The pilgrimage is open to all who would like to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus. The itinerary, travel information, pricing and signup sheets are here in the Pilgrimage Brochure.
God’s blessings to all,
Fr. Mike Bucciarelli
1425 E. Yaqui Street
Celebration of the Mass