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.
Many thanks to Bishop Weisenburger who made his first pastoral visit OLM this past Sunday and Monday. He celebrated the Sunday evening mass and joined us for a potluck supper.
On Monday morning he visited our parish staff and then came to ASCS to visit with the children.
Ash Wednesday this year is on February 14. We will be celebrating two masses, one at 8:00 a.m. with the ASCS children and the other at at 5:30 p.m. Remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence so make sure you eat all that Valentine’s candy on the 13th!
During Lent we will be having a Parish Mission at the morning masses on the 26th and 27th of February. Our parish penance service is at 3:00 p.m. on February 28. The penance service will continue at St. Andrew’s at 5:00 p.m. later in the same day.
Fast and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
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.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week was a great success with all the activities culminating in the spaghetti dinner and talent show. It is always fun to be entertained by such an array of talented young people. Thanks to all who worked to make the dinner and show such a great success.
As we begin the New Year and start collecting our tax documents, don’t forget to make your donation to CTSO so that you can receive the state tax credit. I just 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!
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