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: Just a few more days to register for the Holy Land Pilgrimage in October.
Fr. Rudy will be in St. Louis for the month of July. He has been asked by their diocesan Mission department to preach at various parishes on the Church in Ghana. We will miss him this month. He’ll be back for the start of school.
Peter Pedrasa was ordained a deacon on Saturday, June 9th. His assignment for the summer will be in Yuma, but he will be back to spend some time with us on the weekend of August 11 and 12.
Bishop Gabriel Mante
Bishop Gabriel Mante from the Diocese of Jasikan in Ghana celebrated the 9:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, June 24 with our community here at Our Lady of the Mountains. We had a wonderful potluck on Saturday evening welcoming him to the parish. Here he is with Fr. Rudy and our Knights of Columbus after mass.
Coming soon is Vacation Bible School from July 16-20. It’s free for children from age 4 through completed grade 5.
Annual Catholic Appeal
It’s never too late 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.
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 is looking for students for the new school year starting August 1. If you have not yet registered your child, give the school office a call at 378-7012.
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.
Time is running out to register for the pilgrimage. Please send in your registration by July 10.
The itinerary, travel information, pricing and sign-up sheets are here in the Pilgrimage Brochure.
God’s blessings to all,
Fr. Mike Bucciarelli
1425 E. Yaqui Street
Celebration of the Mass