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.
This Thursday we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with its turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, pie, etc. Many will be traveling to visit family and friends. While all of this is good, let’s make sure that we take some quiet time to give thanks to our God who has created all things and gives us the opportunity to share in them. Let’s also give thanks for our country and remember the things that bring us together, rather than divide us.
Mass on Thanksgiving Day will be at 9:00 a.m. The office will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
We have changed our online giving provider. If you have already been using online giving, you should have received an email about the transition. If you did not get a letter, please give the parish office a call for instructions about how to make the change.
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.
Bishop Weisenburger has released an extensive statement related to the Pennsylvania Report and the crisis issues facing the Church today. It is located on our diocesan web site. You can click the link on the left side of this page. He also has other comments in his Wednesday memos, also available on the diocese site.
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.
ASCS continues to look for new students 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