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.
Deacon Tom Quirk was ordained to the priesthood at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, June 2. The newly ordained Fr. Tom will visit our parish on the weekend of June 16-17. He will be celebrating the 5:00 Saturday mass (followed by a potluck) as well as the 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday masses. His first priesthood assignment will be at Our Mother of Sorrows parish in Tucson.
Meanwhile, 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 in August.
Bishop Gabriel Mante
Bishop Mante from the Diocese of Jasikan in Ghana will be in Arizona visiting our diocese, parish and Fr. Rudy. He’ll be celebrating the 9:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, June 24 with our community here at Our Lady of the Mountains. We will have a potluck on Saturday, June 23 to welcome him to the parish.
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 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.
Time is running out to register for the pilgrimage. Please send in your registration before the end of June.
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