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.
The season of Lent has begun. Lent is a beautiful opportunity that our Church gives us to repent from our sinfulness and grow in grace. During Lent we have some extra opportunities to help us with Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving:
Each Friday in Lent we pray the Stations of the Cross at 6:00 p.m. in English and 7:00 p.m. in Spanish. The English stations are followed by a simple soup supper and an opportunity to help those in need by making donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Our parish penance service will be on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m.
If we haven’t done so yet, we have the opportunity to make our pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal.
Lenten Fasting: Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Fast Days apply to those from ages 18-59. Only one full meal is allowed on a fast day. Abstinence from meat applies to all those over the age of 14. Fish, shellfish, cheese and milk are allowed.
Annual Catholic Appeal
Each year, at this time, we are encouraged to consider the needs of our Church and of the Diocese as one family in Christ. The Ministries supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal are a great help to our parish as well as other parishes throughout southern Arizona.
One major way the Appeal helps is through the education of seminarians. This last year we were able to see first hand the fruits of the Appeal at the ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Tom Quirk. Our gifts to the appeal helped pay for his preparation for the priesthood. The ACA also helps with the education of Deacons and Lay Ministers who will serve in our parishes.
It is easy to give to the Appeal. You can click on the Appeal Logo on the left side of this page to give online or you can text ACA to 41444 or use one of the envelopes in the church.
Currently we are at 74% of the way to our goal. Please make your gift or pledge soon!
Parish Online Giving
If you haven’t ever given online, now is a good time to start. Online giving is helpful for both the parish, since it saves our money counter volunteers time and saves us the expense of printing and mailing envelopes, as well as for you, the donor, since it saves the time used for weekly check writing. If you would like to sign up, please click on the “Online Giving” icon on the right side of this page.
CTSO Tax Credit
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.
Registrations are open for the 2019-20 School year. Now is the time to register your child from pre-school through grade 8. If you have not yet registered your child, give the school office a call at 378-7012 or stop by during school hours.
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.
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. From time to time it will sponsor pilgrimages to the Holy Land. I will try to make these known here.
God’s blessings to all,
Fr. Mike Bucciarelli
1425 E. Yaqui Street
Celebration of the Mass